Flora & Fauna of Jordan - Chef Chris Sayegh & Chef Moeen
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About the Event
Join Chef Chris Sayegh and Chef Moeen for this long overdue collaboration, taking place over two nights in Manhattan.
Flora & Fauna is the essence of a region, its plants and animals, the habitat and all that can be found in one particular geographic region. Both Chef Moeen and Chef Chris have their roots in Jordan and are coming together to collaborate over the shared love of their cuisine, culture and heritage. Join us for 7 unforgettable courses.
Organizer of Flora & Fauna of Jordan - Chef Chris Sayegh & Chef Moeen
Chef Moeen was born and raised in Amman, Jordan, where he discovered his passion for the culinary arts at a very young age. He started his culinary journey at eighteen years old when the Chef of an international hotel and restaurant insisted he come and learn under his direction. Under the influence of many great chefs throughout his career, his passion for cooking was ignited. He has worked in some of the best five-star hotels across the Middle East, where he continued to refine and master his culinary artistry and technique.
Chef Moeen is almost entirely self-taught. Through observing, hands-on learning, an incredible amount of reading and engrossing his life in the culinary arts, he works to master everything he puts on a plate.
In 2010, Chef Moeen’s journey and desire to be known for Fine Arabian cuisine brought him to New York City. The plan he set out was to learn and experiment with the art of fine gastronomy. Working with global chefs to further expand his palate and discover new ingredients, he started to infuse these flavors into traditional Arabian favorites. In a relentless pursuit to master technique and express his personal style. Chef Moeen's focus is on paying homage to the cuisine of his region, while re-imagining and elevating classic Arabian food.
Chef Chris Sayegh started his career at the age of 18 and crafted his culinary technique in Michelin restaurants like Santa Monica and California’s Melisse. Chef Chris is a first generation American, born and raised between New York and LA, with his ethnic roots in Salt, Jordan. With a strong heritage and history embedded in his culture, his love for cooking, creating and entertaining is deeply intertwined with his Jordanian background. He acknowledges that his passion and love for food stems from this rich history of food. Chef Chris, also known as the Herbal Chef has his sights set on leaving a positive impact on the world through his passion for food.