Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

Chef Michel Seikaly

This is Michel Seikaly, a person with Twelve years in the food business coupled with a persistent enthusiasm and growing demand, who provided me with tools to grow foodservice, The Basket.

At the age of 19, I was inspired by the constant confusion my elder sisters and other working people had towards their lunch meal during office hours.

my goal from an early age was to set up my independent business and after some observation, I came up with a healthy and quick solution which was to offer clean, tasty, and easy-to-eat sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

I recognized the need for this service in various workplaces and began offering a basket full of ready products during the first days.

Starting from my own kitchen at home, I started to focus on growing my services after all the positive feedback I received, leaving me torn between studying and working – a balance that is never easy.

Determination, passion, and confidence in my product grew and it became contagious and I took the food catering business to an entirely different level.

As part of catering, we offer our product for meetings, training sessions, events, children’s birthdays, and other special events.

We have also reached various school canteens, coffee shops, and gyms, also recently launched a menu for healthy hot meals.

After 6 years of experience in the food business, and establishing a fine reputation for The Basket and with this different level, the need to increase the knowledge and skills were on the table in order to improve the business and that the time was I decided to be enrolled in the royal academy of culinary arts – Les Roches.

all I can say is there is no limit to learning, especially in this field. Everything I learned from the royal academy of culinary arts is applied to my food business; there is nothing better than combining experience and academics. Managing The Basket, as well as being a full-time student at the royal academy of culinary arts was not easy but was definitely a fruitful experience.

My learning experience at the royal academy of culinary arts has helped me effectively lead and manage my business in a fast-paced environment by improving processes and maximizing customer satisfaction through new service protocols and cooking techniques.

I believe there are so many doors to be opened especially in this field and I am always willing to seize every good opportunity that comes my way. In 2019, I started working as a culinary arts instructor with The Holy Land Institute For The Deaf (BROT fur die welt) – Al-Salt, Jordan.