Saudi Arabia: from engineer to successful restaurateur


First owner and restaurateur Ali Al Waeli.
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Dubai: A Saudi engineer became the owner of a restaurant chain in the Kingdom after changing careers to become a chef, local media reported.

First owner and restaurateur Ali Al Waeli, a former electrical engineer, wanted to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant chain serving traditional Saudi dishes and pastries with modern touches.

His passion for preparing different dishes started when he was a child.

While the food is warm, the concept is sophisticated, a perfect blend of the owner’s passion and his engineering background. It was Al Wael’s dream that came true after successfully opening several restaurants across the Kingdom.

Al Waeli had no formal training in the food industry before starting to work in his own restaurant more than seven years ago after graduating from college.

The transition from engineer to restaurateur was completely calculated and he knew it would take him some time to build a successful food business.

“The cuisine is no less important than the other specialties and is based on scientific bases. I decided to enter the culinary field in 2014 after graduating, ”said Al Wael.

He uses his culinary talents to create new dishes, mixing creativity and culinary passion.


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