Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

Chef Raghad Diken

“I’m the Food & Beverage Supervisor at Waldorf Astoria Qatar where I share my knowledge and experience with the team. Previously I was at Al Messila Luxury Collection Qatar, and before that I worked as the F&B Coordinator at St. Regis Amman, and prior to that at Dunes Amman.

I joined RACA in 2015 because I’ve heard about so many people who made it big after graduating from it. During my studies I did my internship in Barcelona, Spain and I fell in love with the Hospitality and Food & Beverage industry as it is diverse and full of exiting opportunities.

The hospitality industry is filled with this adrenaline rush! It teaches you time organization, the skills of how to handle people and the right way to read guest; therefore I advise current F&B and Culinary students to fall seven times and stand up eight!”

Raghad Diken, 2017 RACA alumna