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Kitchen Kings

A 5 week intensive course teaching young boys what it takes to own and run a successful restaurant!

The Kitchen Kings legacy
The Kitchen Kings legacy

“Bashar Krayem has selected 10 young boys who have shown major culinary talent to participate in South-West Sydney’s first Culinary Mentorship Program. A 5-week intensive course that takes a serious look into the world of hospitality and what it takes to own a successful restaurant and café. The boys will battle it out, as only one will be selected to run Bashar’s own establishment Eighteen22 Espresso Bar for one week, including a one-year scholarship to The Culinary School also up for grabs. Nine All Stars have been selected, with the last spot open to public interest. Is your son between the ages of 12-16 and interested in the hospitality industry? Send expressions of interest to samah@theculinaryschool.com.au,

Our Kitchen Kings Participants

Gasan

Age – 15
School Year – 9
Favourite Colour – Khaki
Favourite Food – Pasta
What do you want to do when you grow up? Café owner!

Zayd

Age – 14
School Year – 9
Favourite Colour – Lime Green
Favourite Food – Fatoush
What do you want to do when you grow up? Paleontologist

Moustafa

Age – 15
School Year – 9
Favourite colour – Black
Favourite Food- Bizela
What do you want to do when you grow up? Open a restaurant

Antonio

Age – 14
School Year – 8
Favourite colour – Red
Favourite Food – Lasagne
What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to be a chef and work at 1822!

Bilal

Age – 13
School Year – 7
Favourite colour -Black
Favourite Food- Burgers
What do you want to do when you grow up? Shoe store owner!

Obeida

Age – 14
School Year – 8
Favourite colour – Green
Favourite Food – Lasagne
What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to be a chef and run my own cafe like Bash!

Mohammed

Age – 14
School Year – 8
Favourite Colour – blue
Favourite Food – Lebanese
What do you want to do when you grow up? Architect

Zufi

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School Year
Uniform
Fav colour
Fav Food
What do you want to do when you grow up?

“One thing that always surprises me about the hospitality industry, is the boys who avoid it. Our young men who don’t view this space as one they can grow from or create a future in, partly attributed to the deeply rooted conception that cooking is a feminine trait – And so what? As a boy my love of food evolved watching my mother cook in the kitchen for hours on end to feed a large family with whatever she had available at the time, using recipes she learnt as a girl watching her own mother. Resourceful and skilled she glided across the floor from station to station, a proficiency many restaurants are yet to master. Understanding the hospitality industry and the glory that comes along with it, is first acknowledging the strong matriarchs in our community who paved the way for us to use, teach and innovate traditional recipes and cooking techniques passed down to them by their own mothers and their mothers before them.

A Kitchen King acknowledges and respects the original masters of our trade and understands that the conception which drives so many of them away, should be our source of strength and inspiration. The ever-changing hospitality world is a profession of resilience and innovation, a trade that can never be perfected without passion and dedication to the Culinary arts. Its early mornings, late nights back breaking hours and unfaltering commitment, all things that make or break a Kitchen King.”

Chef Bash

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