Name: Yousef Almenayes
Restaurant/Concept: Pantry Bee
Chef: Albert Adria.
Cooking show: Good Eats.
Cookbook: The Food Lab.
What experience most defined your decision and desire to get into the food industry?
Growing up watching Chef Osama Alsayed and Chef Martin Yan cooking shows, and realizing that cooking and serving good food is the way to make people happy.
Where is your favorite place to shop for food and ingredients in Kuwait?
What food most reminds you of your mother’s house, and why?
Yreesh. It is my definition of comfort food.
When you want to go somewhere else to eat, where do you go and why?
Asha’s, because it is one of the best run restaurants in Kuwait.
Who in the world would you most like to cook for?
Chef Ferran Adria.
If you were to leave Kuwait and could take only one kitchen gadget with you, what would it be?
My knife set.