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The Chef

The founder of Chef on Rhine, Fatima Sadal, is a compassionate food enthusiast who aims to bring you the flavors of the world in unique and memorable ways.

Fatima was born in Islamabad, the beautiful capital of Pakistan to a renowned politician father and a strong-willed stay-at-home mother who instilled in her the importance of believing in herself while emphasizing the values of dedication and self discipline.

A Linguist by training, a home maker by choice and a passionate cook by heart, Fatima loves to feed and serve delicious and nutritious meals to people and takes everything from grocery shopping to individualizing the menus, preparation as well as serving of home-cooked meals with great pride and lots of fun. She is currently residing in Germany with her husband and two young boys.

Food is life

With memories as starting point of her cooking, Fatima approaches food with curiosity, deep respect and aims for perfection. Her attention to detail combined with her sense of beauty enables her to pleasantly surprise her guests and she can execute a wide range of dining experiences – fabulous dinners, brunch and breakfast parties, high teas and informal but exquisite home cooking.

Cook beyond borders

Being introduced to international cuisines and fine dining experiences at an early age developed in her an appreciation for diversity and variation in food. And this is what is clearly seen in her cooking even today. Her dishes are rooted in the Pakistani and Indian traditions but a modern and innovative twist speaks of the fusion of cultures Fatima has been able to experience in her life.

Sharing is caring

Whether its sharing a meal with people she knows, or passing on her most treasured recipe to a complete stranger, Fatima believes in the the profound power of sharing knowledge and growing together. This approach has made her one of the highly sought after cooking instructors in and around Dusseldorf since 2014. In addition to the regular courses at VHS Dusseldorf, Neuss and Mettmann, she also enjoys providing cooking classes to corporate and private clients.