Meet our chefs
Meet the professional chefs who help make Unilever Food Solutions a source of inspiration for food businesses. Drawing from their extensive experience in professional food services, our award-winning team helps us create solutions for chefs that balance great taste, convenience and nutrition with a consistently high standard.
Apart from sharing creative ways to apply our products in a range of dish types, our chefs conduct in-kitchen skills, waste management, cost saving and storage trainings for our customers to ensure business efficiency.
Executive Chef - Middle East, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
With 19 years of experience, Chef Joanne serves as Executive Chef at Unilever Food Solutions. Over the span of her career, Chef Joanne has amassed a wealth of experience in the food industry.
From working at restaurants and in catering, to instructing in the culinary arts at DLSU-CSB, she became the first Filipina Executive Sous Chef of Dusit Thani Manila, a well-regarded five-star hotel. Prior to this, she completed her education at the Center of Culinary Arts.
Always passionate about learning, Chef Joanne headed our UFS Chefmanship Academy across the Southeast Asia region. She now brings her love for training and inspiration with rich culinary expertise to the Middle East, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Chef Mukrram Ali
Executive Chef Pakistan
Chef Mukrram Ali has over 8 years of experience in culinary arts, very passionate about food, focused individual with eye to detail.
Chef Mukrram Ali graduated in Culinary Arts from South Essex Collage, England. He has also been awarded the AA Rosette Certification at Landmark Hotel, London. Mukrram Ali has a vast international experience of working in hotels & restaurants of London, learnt modern cooking techniques and had the opportunity to work with Michelin Star Chefs like Gary Rhodes, Michael Sandoval and Thomas Keller. After England, Mukrram Ali worked for a luxury hotel in Dubai and later opened a healthy concept restaurant as a head chef.
Before joining Unilever Food Solutions, he was working with Seabourn, an ultra-luxury cruise line based in Seattle, Washington, where he got the opportunity to travel around the globe and explored multiple cuisines and cultures. Chef Mukrram Ali believes cooking is ultimate giving.