The Wahid Brothers, Two Stars of French Cuisine Born in Pakistan

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

Islamabad- Hard work and passion with your profasion brings colors and prominance whereever you are - in your own country or some where else. France helps groom the people from any corner of the world that is proved by two Pakistani origin brothers who have exelled in their field and earned a name for them and for their native country.  Both brothers are in Pakistan and the credit to introduce them here to the food lovers goes to France Embassy Islamabad and Serena Hotels Islamabad.

Sylvestre and Jonathan Wahid, two famous names of French high gastronomy, are visiting Pakistan this early May, on the invitation of Serena Hotels, with the support of the Embassy of France in Pakistan.

Both brothers were born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in the 1970’s. This is the first time they return to Pakistan since their childhood. They arrived in southern France at the age of nine and seven, joining their father who had installed in Nîmes.

Sylvestre Wahid is one of the most brilliant chefs in France today, identified as one of the rising stars in French gastronomy. He was just awarded the prestigious 2 stars by the Michelin Guide in his new Parisian restaurant, Sylvestre. Previously he had already earned two stars at Oustau de la Baumanière and worked in prestigious restaurants such as Plaza Athénée in Paris, Le Strato in Courchevel or Cheval Blanc in Nîmes, as well as in New York.

His younger brother, Jonathan Wahid is Grand Pastry Chef. After working for six years in the most famous luxury hotel of Paris, hotel Ritz, Jonathan Wahid was awarded as Champion of France for Desserts in 2005. Jonathan Wahid has since opened his own hotel restaurant in the south of France together with his wife, the French Chef Fanny Rey. Their “Auberge de la Reine Jeanne” is awarded with one star at the Michelin guide in 2017.

In picture Ambassador Mortin Dorance and Head of Press and Culture section Nathalie Dupont with Wahid Brothers at French Residence