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Chef Ali Reza

Doha, Qatar 22 June 2022 – Ali Reza has held the position of Executive Chef at Parisa in Souq Waqif since 2017 and continues to create culinary magic with his much beloved Persian-specialty dishes that evoke a sense of melancholia, taking you back to age-old recipes and traditions.

Parisa in Souq Waqif has gained a reputation with the global traveler as well as with Qatar’s food lovers for serving authentic food within an almost surreal, mirrored palace-like restaurant, bringing to the fore, the rich heritage of Persia. Popular amongst diners, Chef Ali Reza is a vivacious personality and takes great pride in the food he recreates from his hometown of Tehran. Explaining each dish, its flavor combinations and history is something he genuinely enjoys and is well recognized for curating.

With a total of 20years experience in Hotels & popular Standalone Restaurants, Chef Ali Reza carries with technique and skills that have been honed over the years and which compliment his focused approach on cooking with quality ingredients and inspired recipes.
Having begun his career is 2003, Chef Ali Reza stuck to what he does best – Persian Food and worked at the Olympic Hotel, Tehran from 2008-2009 and later at Divan Restaurant, from 2010-2016.

Chef Ali Reza is an expert with creating the very popular ‘kebab’ and numerous varieties that come with it, at the same time perfecting vegetarian recipes with fresh salads as well as traditional sweets.

Best loved for his passionate take on ‘home recipes’ which he constantly develops with his contemporary cooking style, Chef Ali Reza truly makes Parisa, literally translated to ‘Pari’, a whimsical dining affair.