Imad Alarnab

Imad Alarnab is a Syrian chef, entrepreneur, and refugee who ran three successful restaurants, several juice bars and cafes in Damascus. Imad’s businesses were destroyed in the war, and he was forced to flee the country in search of safety. Making his way from Lebanon through Europe, Imad shared his skills cooking for other refugees, up to 400 at a time. Imad arrived in London in 2015 and eventually his family was able to join him. He burst onto the London restaurant scene four years ago with a series of fundraising events that were hugely popular. Imad opened his much-anticipated restaurant in London in May 2021, which was named GQ’s “Best Breakthrough Restaurant” in 2022.