Adeel Chaudry (left) is the owner of the popular Junoon Restaurant in the Pakistani city of Lahore.
Dubai: The men featured on our list today have broken stereotypes and created a niche for themselves in an already saturated industry according to a local Survey Conducted. We’ve scoured the deepest, darkest realms of the internet to look for male Muslim food connoisseurs with refined taste buds and cult following, and are also pleasing to the eye. From trademark quirks,heart melting smiles and amicable style get ready to be introduced to some of the most handsome Muslim food influencers in the world.
Nusret Gokce – Turkey (Instagram - nusr_et )
Nusret Gokce aka Salt Bae, is a handsome Turkish butcher, chef, and restaurateur, who owns Nusr-Et, a chain of steak houses scattered around the world. His claim to fame is not just his mouth watering steaks, but his technique for preparing and seasoning meat which has taken the internet by storm. At just 36, his successful restaurant chain attracts celebrities like Leonardo Dicaprio and DJ Khalid who’re just as enamored with Nusret as we are.
Adeel Chaudry – Pakistan/Dubai (Instagram - adeelchaudry1)
Adeel Chaudry is the owner of the popular Junoon Restaurant in Pakistan and is very Popular amongst the youth. He has been dubbed as the ‘new-age food Connoisseur’ of modern day Pakistan. The Chaudry effect has been felt all the way in Dubai. Adeel is famous for his passion for Food theatrics, his fitness regime and good looks. He landed on our radar during his 10-day official stay in Dubai while he critiqued Michelin starred restaurants. World’s renowned food Vloger Mark Wiens came all the way to try his creations. We were smitten away with his good looks and charm.
Junoon Restaurant Lahore, Pakistan.
Burak Özdemir – Turkey (Instagram – cznburak)
Burak Özdemir started out as the manager of Food & Beverage sector at Turkey’s Hilton Garden Inn and then catapulted into a media personality whose influence on food enthusiasts around the world is unrivalled. His accomplishments include creating the 40-inch kebab and making “kunafa & cheesy pull” look deceptively easy. So what makes him stand out from his counterparts? His boyish looks and beaming smile!Who knew a pinch of positivity is all we needed for that extra punch of flavor?
Bader Najeeb- Dubai (Instagaram-chef.b)
Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi is a 21 year old self-taught Emirati home cook.At 18, he presented two television cooking shows. Al Awadhi has represented his country in Saudi Arabia and EXPO Milano 2015. He was also a member of the UAE Culinary National Team, winning 1st place at the Dubai World Hospitality Championshi
Abdulrahman Alkassem- Saudi Arabia(Instagram: binkasem)
To Al-Kassem food is life and his Instagram is a reflection of just that. He is a magician at whisking up anything from chicken rolls, mouth watering lasagna and tantalizing salads. The food connoisseur has his own catering company called Bin Kasem which allows its customers to experience his creations for themselves rather than staring longingly at the photos online. With his enigmatic grin and good looks it wasn’t difficult to deice that he had cemented a place on this list.
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