Tarek graduated from NWCAV’s Professional Culinary program in 2011. Having cooked for 7 years prior to attending, he went to Northwest seeking technique and discipline to help move his career forward. He worked as sous chef at the Vancouver Marriott, cooked dinner for a former mayor, held pop-up events, private catering, and won a competition or two as well. He is obsessed with organization and has an affinity for modernist practice and tinkering. You’ll often hear him saying “technique is the gateway to creativity”.