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Moumen
Morocco/Honolulu
Chef, caterer, film production and large events
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We started our week amid the sand dunes of Merzouga, worked our way to the beautiful Todra Gorges nestled.high in the middle Atlas Mountains onto the valley of the roses at Megouna. We then drove three hours to Ouarzazate where we based at the Royal Golf. On our second day... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
Day -1 and it is even more challenging than expected, I had a grasp of the obstacles that I was going to face in the big cities, but I certainly never imagined the ridiculous stuff I have to go through in the desert. We lost power for a whole day.... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 28, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
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Day -1 and it is even more challenging than expected, I had a grasp of the obstacles that I was going to face in the big cities, but I certainly never imagined the ridiculous stuff I have to go through in the desert. We lost power for a whole day.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
Today started at 0630 connecting with family and work Via Skype, then a great simple breakfast at the Texuda hotel in Rabat, this a boutique hotel in near the Walled city in Rabat where we were treated like royalty on my last trip here in December. We then proceed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
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A gorgeous day in Erfoud today, I woke up this morning at the Hotel Belere, nice crisp air and beauty all around. The desert air is amazingly clean. Darren, my chef , and I had breakfast at the hotel and met our driver Khaleed, to go to the dunes. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
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I am in awe at the unbelievable hospitality and generosity of the people of Morocco. Last night as we were checking into the Hotel Belere, I struck up a conversation with the night manager, and voiced my concern at the likelihood of having a hard time sourcing out products in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
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First Day in Morocco, landing an hour earlier than scheduled seemed like a good omen for this journey. Alas that wasn't meant to be, or I simply read the signs wrong. We had little luck finding all the smallwares we needed in one shop and had to gather from multiple shops in Derb Omar in Casablanca, Then the"state of the art" catering trailer that we were supposed to use, turned out to be a large container trailer with a couple of stockpot stoves and an oven. It made me miss my tractor trailer, and curse myself for not shipping a professionally built one from the US. Then the biggest hit today was finding out that in Morocco you not only pay customs duties on the products you are shipping, but the on the $7800.00 shipping bill. Stupid me shoulda asked the most ILLOGICAL (never mind the ton of logical ones I DID ask) questions before agreeing to ship $2800.00 of product for $7800.00 and having to pay $5200.00 duties on it. Trials and tribulations, that was my marathon day, which began at 0300 in LA, CA, through NY's, JFK onto Casablanca and a whirlwind day of bureacracy at its finest. I am only getting to bed at 1100 pm the next day. I am signing out with..... More to come. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
After two very easy flight from Honolulu to the big apple, here we are at the Royal Air Maroc terminal awaiting our flight to Casablanca. A bit anxious and nervous before we enter the arena, sort of speak. Our kitchens are set up in Marrakesh, Erfoud and Ouarzazate. Supllies are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Global Catering Adventures
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