Abed - Executive Chef - Beirut, Lebanon

Marco Abed

Beirut, Lebanon


Executive Chef

Work History

Culinary consultant

Ocacti Mexican house

From April 2013

Ocacti Mexican House Dubai Marina Pier7 Gourmet Tower
kitchen architecture for the restaurant.
Purchased kitchen requirement and equipment.
Recruited and trained all staff.
Engineered the Menu
Implemented the kitchen system

Culinary consultant

Balila Lebanese and restaurant and pop. at Balila

May 2012 - October 2012

Balila Lebaneese restaurant and pop brazil Sao Paolo
Modified the kitchen architecture for the restaurant.
Purchased kitchen requirement and equipment.
Recruited and trained all staff.
Engineered the menu modified for Brazilians palette.
Implemented the kitchen system
Learned authentic Brazilian food true the employees and about their product and Unique fruits.


Marc Abed 's (Food consultancy)

From June 2011

Many years of hospitality industry experience and consulted many, restaurants, bars, clubs and related
lodging and food service businesses


Frida Mexican Lebanese fusion food

Up to July 2011

11 (less than a year)
Research and Modifying new dishes for the restaurant.
Modernizing Lebanese food by giving it a Mexican twist, adding a fresh touch to it and making a
contemporary blend of both Lebanese and Mexican twist.
Training The chefs.


Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. The name is a
portmanteau of the two Danish words "nordisk" (Nordic) and "mad" (food), , it has been ranked as the Best
Restaurant in the World by Restaurant.

Worked in many section much more then a full timer.
Discovering, herbs, edible flowers, molecular cuisine, type of cooking such as cooking in low temperature and other.
Learning about Danish crab, razor clams and many other products.
Exploring brilliant ideas of culinary plating with a variety of chefs around the world.
Visited and Learned all noma's food process from bringing the fresh meats to the restaurant to cultivate the herbs near the Danish sea such as crab stone leafs, flowers to marinate them in vinegar etc


Wared (Lebaneese Sweets)

February 2009 - March 2010

Learning the art of Lebanese sweets with a leading company in the FMB industry.


Pepe abed fishing club

From January 2008

Among the more high-profile visitors to the Byblos Fishing Club were Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, French
crooner Johnny Hallyday, Kim Novak, Ginger Rogers, Ann-Margret, the poet Said Akl, Czech President
Václav Havel, Mexican President Miguel Alemán Valdés and Lebanese President Camille Chamoun, among numerous other heads of state.
In the 1960s, the Byblos Fishing Club had become a world-class destination for the decade's jet-setting
glitterati, and Pepe had a veritable empire on his hands

internship at Le ciel

March 2008 - May 2008

Learning and working with One Michelin Star Chef Dominique Blai.
Exploring modern French cuisine method and techniques
Discovering the Fabulous french classic dishes in a new plating.

Owner and executive Chef

O cacti Mexican restaurant Y tequila bar

From January 2005

O Cacti mexican restaurant y tequila bar is a whole new concept of authentic Mexican cuisine which truly
creates its own identity, where you are served unique dishes that you surely have not tried at any restaurants in the middle east

Creator and Head chef of the concept.
Bought a variety of chefs from mexico and my experience to engineer the adequate authentic mexican menu for the Lebanese palette.
1 recommendation available upon request

Training with Chef jesus Rodriguez From Puebla in modern mexican cuisine.
Prepared and cooked all mexican classic such as ceviche al Serrano, Pescado a la vera Cruzana and chiles en
Nogada etc.
Learned about all different mexican products and specially about they re unique peppers.
Trained and learned about mexican cooking methods and origins


How to make eggs in various ways

All the tips and trick of making eggs

Cooking show

While consulting making a cooking show

Qualifications & Certifications

Alain ducasse school

Kortbawi culinary school

culinary school

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