Ramadan is a month that unites individuals to share a meal as they break quick collectively. This 12 months, talabat UAE held its iftar occasion at its headquarters in Dubai, bringing 4 feminine cooks from totally different walks of life with a typical ardour for meals underneath one roof, to serve handed down conventional Ramadan dishes.

Paying tribute to their moms and grandmothers who performed an integral position of their journey, the 4 cooks offered quite a lot of Middle Eastern dishes and the distinctive tales they encapsulate, from Palestinian Musakhan, Persian Fesenjoon and Lebanese Sayadieh and Levantine Shish Barak.

The iftar was held in a comfortable atmosphere in talabat HQ’s terrace overlooking the enduring Burj Khalifa and was attended by Tomaso Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer at talabat,  and Tatiana Rahal, Managing Director at talabat UAE.

The occasion is a part of talabat UAE’s effort to spotlight and assist small and medium sized companies within the UAE, in addition to residence tasks, which play an important position in introducing new ideas to the market. All extra meals from the iftar occasion was delivered to the UAE Food Bank utilizing talabat’s 100% plant-based sustainable packaging and distributed to communities in want to stop meals wastage.

Meet the feminine cooks that made the iftar night particular:


Chef Renée Kachmar (also referred to as Roro) – Roro’s Cuisine

Chef Renee, also referred to as Roro by her household and buddies is behind the restaurant “Roro’s Cuisine”.

Growing up, Renee loved organising the dinner desk whereas watching her mother prepare dinner again in her residence nation, Lebanon. After faculty, Renee pursued a level in structure, after which she devoted her time in direction of her full-time job whereas following her mom’s footsteps and bringing household and buddies collectively to share her do-it-yourself meals over weekends. Renee rapidly grew to become referred to as “Roro” amongst family and friends who would praise her meals and encourage her to open her personal restaurant.

Eventually, Chef Renee opened her personal catering and supply providers in Beirut in 2019. When her daughter moved to the UAE, Chef Roro relocated Roro’s Cuisine to the UAE to be together with her and formally opened in January 2023.  Today, Roro’s Cuisine gives all kinds of day by day meals and simple to prepare dinner frozen meals merchandise. All meals delivered from Roro’s kitchen are made by Chef Renee utilizing solely contemporary components.

By combining her ardour for structure and meals, she sees each dish as an art work – from flavors to presentation.

Dishes offered: warak enab (vine leaves) and fish Sayadieh (a Lebanese fish with rice dish).  Roro’s delicacies is accessible for on-line orders on the talabat app in Dubai.

@Roroscuisine on Instagram

Chef Rima Eid – Msakhan w Bas

Rima began cooking from the age of 17 again in her household’s residence in Lebanon. After getting married to a Palestinian, she fell in love with Palestinian delicacies by watching her mother-in-law prepare dinner, spending hours within the kitchen together with her as she mastered the delicacies and commenced to discover new methods to recreate and serve it.

After having her fourth little one, Rima determined to return to school and acquired her Bachelor’s diploma in design, working as an inside designer for seven years. However, March 2022 was a turning level in her profession, when she made Palestinian meals for her daughter’s worldwide day at work and it immediately grew to become successful when her daughter’s colleagues began asking her to take orders. On the exact same day, Rima began her Instagram account, chosen a reputation for her new challenge and commenced to work on her branding whereas making use of for permits to promote meals. Rima immediately left her full time job to do one thing she was all the time captivated with.

With a give attention to Musakhan, Rima cooks her onions otherwise, following a way that takes a few hours to realize the specified texture with out the historically oil-heavy and greasy methodology.

Dish offered: Her signature Musakhan Fatteh and Musakhan sandwich rolls. Msakhan w Bas  is accessible as a delivery-only restaurant on the talabat app.

@msakhanwbas on Instagram.

Chef Zahra Abdulla – Zahra’s Kitchen

Chef Zahra Abdulla is an Iranian/Sudanese entrepreneur, cookbook creator, and social media influencer. She began her culinary journey together with her on-line weblog in 2010, which led her to current her personal cooking exhibits on MBC3 and host the fourth season of a meals and journey documentary present known as Maggi Diaries on MBC1.

Today, Zahra creates fashionable interpretations of Middle Eastern recipes, impressed by her childhood and travels, combining flavours from the area via “Zahra’s Kitchen” line of frozen meals gadgets. All “Zahra’s Kitchen” recipes are handcrafted and made with actual components which are responsibly sourced, with none components or preservatives.

Zahra goals to encourage different girls to pursue their ardour and never enable difficulties to come back of their manner. A number of years in the past, she discovered therapeutic house in cooking when she was identified with thyroid most cancers throughout her being pregnant, however that didn’t cease her from pursuing her ardour for meals, cooking and touring the world to discover new flavours.

Dish offered: Her signature appetizers (Beef & pumpkin kibbeh, musakhan rolls, spinach and cheese puff bites, beetroot  and parsnip hummus. You can order her frozen meals and appetizers on the talabat app via talabat Mart. @cookingwithzahra on Instagram

Chef Manal – Manal Food Boutique

Manal has all the time been captivated with cooking rising up. Funnily, her mom favored to prepare dinner on her personal and Manal would sneak in to prepare dinner when her mom was away. One day when her mom was out of city,  she determined to recreate considered one of her mom’s fatayer and discover new flavors, which her grandmother and father had been very keen on. Being selective with meals, everytime they complimented her dishes, she was inspired to strive one thing new.

After marriage, she continued to prepare dinner for her household at residence and add her personal twist of recent flavors to conventional levantine dishes. In 2015, considered one of her daughters pushed her to start out an Instagram web page and helped her with taking movies and photographs of her meals, and her web page began to develop from there.

She now gives cooking courses which she pronounces on her Instagram web page to hold on the legacy of moms and spotlight the position of conventional do-it-yourself meals in Middle Eastern tradition. She is now within the means of receiving the required allow to start out promoting her meals gadgets.

Dish offered: “Shish Barak” (meat dumplings) with rice and her signature kunafa bites.

@manalfoodboutique on Instagram.




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