Simon Manoukian appointed as executive chef of Faqra Catering, Lebanon
For the past two decades, Simon has worked with some of the best chefs in the world, many of whom have earned Michelin stars such as Philippe Renard, Gerard Sallé and Michel Roth and the world most renowned pastry chef, Cyril Lignac. Under the lead of chef Nicolas Sale, Manoukian’s expertise in high-end cuisine was gained as the chef de cuisine at the Ritz Escoffier Culinary School, a world-renowned institution that trains high-end chefs and experts. Prior to that, Simon was the sous chef at the Hotel Ritz Paris, ranked as the world most luxurious hotel, where he supervised banquets and wedding receptions for more than 1,500 people. His clientele has included French presidents Chirac and Sarkozy, Daniel Steel, Al Fayed Family, etc. He was awarded the first place at the 2010 International Cup de Cuisine, and 3rd place for “best dessert” at the Passion Trophy.