A former MBA engineer for Microsoft turned TV Chef and food personality, Lamees Attar-Bashi rose to culinary popularity in Dubai. For three years she was the host of a Middle Eastern cuisine cooking show, Lamees’s Dining Table on Al Sharquiya Network.
Born and raised in the UK, Lamees’ passion for cooking was fueled by her loving mom who introduced her to Middle Eastern foods, herbs and spices when she was in elementary school. From that point on her love for the culinary arts started to play a major role in her life and escalated while working at Microsoft.
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Determined to pursue a second career as a professional chef, Lamees received a culinary arts diploma at the International Centre for Culinary Arts in Dubai. She then went on to get her MBA degree from UCSI University in Malaysia.
While taping her cooking program she began teaching cooking classes to sold-out crowds. From baklava stuffed with pistachios to beetroot hummus topped with roasted pine nuts, her heavenly and easy to make Middle Eastern recipes have been featured in numerous publications like BBC Good Food Middle East and Gourmet Recipes.
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Chef Lamees Attar-bashi now lives in Northern California with her husband and young son and daughter. She’s built a strong global community on Instagram with 115K+ followers and has collaborated with top-notch food and kitchenware brands around the world as an Arabian food influencer; Moulinex Blenders, Mixers and Kitchen Machines, Miele Appliances, The Pioneer Woman, Nutella, Lurpak Danish Butter and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Her social feed is written in English and Arabic for her American and Middle Eastern audiences.
Lamees the entrepreneur is entering the healthy snack space and putting her business degree to good use. She’ll be launching Bashi’s Superfood Snacks in the coming months.