Growing up in Tunisia, geographically surrounded by the superb culinary influences of France, Italy, Spain and Africa, Adel fostered an early passion for cooking. After moving to Los Angeles, and spending many years in some of the city’s top restaurants, Adel has created his own unique blend of Modern Mediterranean Cuisine.
Adel has worked with top chef Joe Miller at his Michelin Star restaurant Joe’s and Jean Franco Minus at the Michelin Star Tre Venezie. He opened Cleo with Chef Daniel El Maleah and Chef Michael Teich and was the saucier for world-renowned Jose Andres at The Bazaar.
While Adel loves the excitement of working in restaurants, he prefers cooking for smaller groups so he can be involved in every detail of every dish. “I handpick all of the ingredients to ensure they’re the freshest possible.” He enjoys collaborating with clients, creating the menu of their choice, then bringing an unforgettable culinary experience to their home.
Adel speaks five languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian & Arabic) and has served as a private chef for celebrity clients in Los Angeles, New York and France. He resides in Los Angeles.