9. Peru-born chef Roberto Segura is the co-founder of 3 Hospitality, the company behind the ever-popular Waka Restaurant and Bar, where Segura is also the head chef. The concept at the Oberoi Hotel in Business Bay brings together a fusion of Latin American flavours and Japanese seasonings in a multi-award-winning combination.
Segura himself is no stranger to awards events, regularly being voted ‘chef of the year’ in competitions.
Alongside Waka, Segura also launched Craft Café in Dubai’s Design District while he is set to bring a new concept, Fit Pack, to the population before the end of the year.
Everything is coming together nicely for Segura but he isn’t stopping there, saying he has plans to “expand to the GCC and Europe, taking over new markets and showing them what we are capable of achieving”.