Executive Chef of Burgundy Beirut & Managing Partner of OH! Bakehouse

With over 15 years of professional experience In the kitchen, Youssef has achieved some significant milestones in the local hospitality scene.

Climbing his way up the career ladder, Akiki worked in the kitchen of some prominent hotels in the country, attended the training of Michelin-°©‐starred Alain Ducasse, built a solid reputation in Italian cuisine, hosted a live television cooking show and went on to hold the reins of the kitchen brigade in Burgundy Beirut as Executive Chef, creating “culinary magic” on a daily basis. Always eager to learn and be challenged, Youssef travels all around Europe seeking to master the culinary art at renowned restaurants such as L’Atelier of Joël Robuchon in Paris, with acclaimed chefs like Nicolas Le Bec in Lyon, Jacob Jan Boerma, chef of two Michelin-°© starred restaurant De Leest in Netherlands and more recently Bart De Pooter, chef of two Michelin-°©‐starred restaurant Pastorale in Belgium.