Name: Abdullah Al Mutawa
Chef: Gordon Ramsey.
Cooking show: Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen.
Cookbook: Any dessert cookbook (they make my mouth water).
What experience most defined your decision and desire to get into the food industry?
Not so much an experience, as a real desire to make fantastic food available to all; even from within the comfort of one’s home.
Where is your favorite place to shop for food and ingredients in Kuwait?
Cooking is not a big part of my daily routine anymore. I, however, fondly remember the produce and fruit from my grandfather’s small garden, and hope to see more families invest a little more time to grow their own food.
What food most reminds you of your mother’s house, and why?
Any salad with a Dijon mustard dressing, Gigot D’agneau (roast leg of lamb), and ratatouille. My mother was heavily influenced by French culture and cooking!
When you want to go somewhere else to eat, where do you go and why?
There is no shortage of great restaurants here in Kuwait, and there is tremendous talent in the culinary field, so I really do go eat all over. When my schedule is busy (which it usually is) I order through Carriage, and try to make a point to try the new restaurants.
Who in the world would you most like to cook for?
Back when I was in the States, I used to enjoy cooking for the Kuwaiti students. Today I don’t really have time to cook. Thankfully Carriage usually saves the day.
If you were to leave Kuwait and could take only one kitchen gadget with you, what would it be?
My Nespresso machine.