#Tastemakers: Top 5 chefs in Kenya

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These five chefs are today’s most influential chefs in Kenya. All trailblazers in their own right of creative and avant-garde cuisine; the top five are perfectionists in technique, innovation and produces delicious creations true to their individual unique gastronomic style.

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Joseph Anusu, Tamarind 

Nairobi Tamarind is situated at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden in Nairobi. It has an ambience of elegance and calm in the city’s Karen suburb. Known as one of Nairobi’s leading seafood restaurants, Tamarind serves delicious fresh  giant prawns, sweet young crabs, juicy lobsters, squid, octopus and oysters.

Joseph Anusu is passionate about ensuring his customers are always satisfied so that they come back time and again.

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Mohsine Korich, Fairview Hotel

Located in two hectares of beautifully landscaped and manicured gardens, this Fairview Hotel combines comfort and style to suit both business and leisure travellers. Fairview is also home to one of the country’s leading fine dining restaurants and wine cellar.

Mohsine Korich’s style of cooking is a combination of traditional French, molecular and Moroccan.

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Roy Kinyua, Nairobi Serena

The elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ group and is consistently voted ‘Best Hotel in Nairobi’ by airlines and international travel magazines alike.

The Nairobi Serena Hotel offers a number of opportunities to eat out in Nairobi, and a selection of bars, coffee shops and café areas, both inside and out. The hotel also features the restaurant, Mandhari, renowned for fine dining with a seasonally inspired menu.

Roy Kinyua is dedicated to building capacity in young people and strives to create a memorable dining experience.

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Doxis Bekris, Fairmont, Norfolk

Playing a dominant role in the development of the city since its earliest days is Fairmont The Norfolk. Built in 1904, the hotel continues to be one of the most beloved landmarks in the city, and the launch point for ‘bucket list’ worthy safari tours.

The hotel features five distinct restaurants and a bar with Tatu as their signature restaurant.

Doxis Bekris’ style focuses on showcasing fresh ingredients.

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Anton Gasnier, DusitD2 

With intriguingly designed spaces balancing modern yet timeless elegance, dusitD2 is an intimate boutique setting that offers an array of bars and restaurants.

Anton Gasnier’s style is all about freshness and exciting the palate with an explosion of flavour

Watch the chefs in action below:

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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