Bahrain Confidential Profile: Chef Tala Bashmi

Name: Tala Bashmi

Profession: Chef

Nationality: Bahraini 

How are you finding Bahrain?

At the moment? Feels like dragon’s breath. 

What’s your favourite place in Bahrain and why?

My bed. But also poolside or at the beach; Jarada island whenever I get the time to go.

What do you most like, and dislike, about your work? 

My favorite thing is actually looking forward to going to work, and being able to be creative on a regular basis. Least favorite would be the hours, missing out on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, etc. 

Biggest lesson in life:

Strength comes from struggle, you’re not born resilient, you choose to be. 

If you can change anything in your life, what would it be?

I’d add extra hours so I could squeeze in more human activities.

What makes you happy?

A field full of puppies!

Favorite motto or saying:

Never get success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart

Tala Bashmi is a Bahrain-born, Swiss-trained chef.