BIOGRAPHY Chef Issam Rhachi was born in 1982 in Marrakech, a city with such a great gastronomic reputation, the favorite …
Chef Issam Rhachi was born in 1982 in Marrakech, a city with such a great gastronomic reputation, the favorite destination of good food lovers.
It is here that the young chef Issam RHACHI savors the joys of large family tables and has undoubtedly chosen to make it a profession, thus continuing his training in the hotel sector with a specialization in the kitchen.
His career began with the Méridien hotel chain as demi-chef de partie.
In 2008, the Chef joined the NAOURA staff for the opening of the Resort’s outlets, including the first Fouquet brasserie outside France, initially as Chef de partie and then later becoming Chef MAFTOUH’s Second Chef.
And it is in Marrakech that the thirty-year-old chef offers a cuisine that combines Moroccan tradition and French technique, a touch that makes the Fouquet of Marrakech shine, placing it at the level of the best Moroccan cuisines.
In 2012 Chef Issam demonstrated his experience and know-how as a rising star of the culinary art to the point of being selected among the 10 best chefs of Morocco in the “Bocuse d’Or Morocco” and winning the 2nd prize for Moroccan and trendy cuisine at Crémai.
In early 2013, his passion, talent and professionalism had the effect of guiding the new generation of chefs trained only in Morocco. Success is quick and Chef Issam gets first prize for revisited Moroccan cuisine at Crémai the same year.
During his career he has participated in different cooking exchanges in France: at the Fouquet in Paris, at the Fouquet in Toulouse and at the Hotel Barrière Le Royal Deauville. Adding also the training with the great Chefs of French cuisine: Mr. Jean-Yves Leuranguer and Mr. Benoit Pépin Executive Chef of the Pourcel brothers.
In 2014, together with the Moroccan team, he won the gold medal at the “Dubai Hospitality World Cup” and proved his professionalism during his participation in international festivals such as: “Food in Sud” in Marseille in 2015/2017 or in 2015 at the “Taste Méditerranée” in Sibenik in Croatia and has also directed the jury of “Marrakchef”.
After taking up the position of Director of kitchens at the Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech in 2015, he decided, in May 2016, to join the Hotel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura for the second time for the great pleasure of gourmet palates. He also participated in “Méditéa Monastir” in Tunisia in 2016.
In 2017 he was crowned with the title of “Grand Chef de Demain” by the international guide Gault-Millau, he had a silver medal at the “Passion” trophy in Paris and a second silver medal at the “Bocuse d’Or Maroc” 2017 as well as he was the coach of Team Morocco at the “Bocuse d’Or Africa”.