I was born and raised in Jerusalem by a loving Moroccan mama and Kurdish papa. Food and respect for culinary heritage was always a big part of my life. In the summer of 2005, I was about to go and study music in California and Chef Uri Navon (my brother from another mother) offered me a job in a kitchen, and suggested culinary at Hadassah School in Jerusalem. After two weeks I knew I wanted to be a chef. And that's how the world was spared from another struggling rocker. In 2007 I went on to work as a Sous Chef in Tel-Aviv for the restaurants Mul-Yam and Shila. This was followed by Machneyuda in 2009 and Head Chef at Yudale which eventually led me to The Palomar. I believe a good eating experience is supposed to evoke all of your senses. It's a great privilege for me to get up every morning to the joy of cooking and hosting.