Monday, November 22, 2010

Meet the All Stars - Elia Aboumrad

Well, her hair's grown back! Elia was the last woman standing in her season, making it all the way to the final four before being ousted.

Elia has most recently served as a consultant and private caterer in Mexico, Paris, and the United States and is slated to open her own restaurant, Avec Moi, with a colleague later this year in Los Angeles. The Hotel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was awarded a 4 Diamond Rating while Elia was at the helm and in March 2008, Elia received the “Universal Excellency Award” for artists who excel internationally in their fields. Prior to her prestigious role at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay, she opened L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon for acclaimed chef Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas. Before relocating to Las Vegas, she worked under Chef Robuchon and helped open L’Atelier in Paris where she was the first woman to ever be in the top ranks in a Robuchon kitchen. She attended culinary school at Ecole Lenotre in Paris where she completed the school’s “Grand Diplome” program and became the first student to take every additional course offered to students and professionals -- 34 certifications in all that include specializations in chocolate making, bread baking, French & Italian cuisine, and even the science of ice cream making.


montreal flower said...

She's top chef and really beautiful. Very nice

Seattle Surfer said...

Does anyone else read that she's received all 34 of the institute's extra certifications as she has lots and lots of family money? I don't see that as an accomplishment of dedication, but of leisure. Why work, when you can school?

Ana P. said...

In Mexico, if your family has money, that is what you do. You don't work and you study all you want. My best friend just turned 40 and has never worked has lived in many countries studying foreign languages and art, her family is very wealthy.