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. These positions led him to become a professional chef and master of the “de-luxe” style of hotel cuisine.
Although unconventional, an important part of his story is the drive and passion for mastery of technique, cooking and plating, as 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 acknowledges the incredibly vast world of fine gastronomy that has influenced him through reading, watching, following and building relationships with world renowned chefs. In this vastly diverse city, he has crafted his own style of cuisine; while conceptualizing and opening his first pop-up restaurant, “The Broken English”. Today he continues to craft new dishes, paying homage to the cuisine of his region, while re-imagining and elevating classic Arabian food.