Yael Mejia

Food Consultant

Ms Yael Mejia has her own company Foodcraft Solutions – a complete concept design service to clients around ‎the world. In Dubai Yael is Food Consultant to Baker & Spice - the place for foodies who appreciate quality. In ‎February 2009 Baker & Spice restaurant and food retailer opened in Souk Al Bahar, overlooking Dubai Fountain ‎in Downtown Dubai. In November 2010, Yael has overseen the configuration, construction and opening of a ‎new kitchen and artisan bakery in Dukkan Al Manzil.‎

With 35 years experience in the food industry, Yael Mejia brings a wealth of food knowledge and experience ‎garnered over the years in various parts of the world, including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, ‎designing food concepts for other entities, while running two high profile and successful operations in the UK ‎and consultancy to Villandry Kitchen, a new French retail and bistro concept . She operates in an ethical ‎framework and has been at the forefront of the food with integrity sector for the last 20 years.‎

Yael insists on buying food with integrity at source. She is passionate about taste and a great advocate for ‎buying and eating locally grown fresh produce, raw ingredients with maximum consideration for environmental ‎issues. Her first priority is to look at what is in season locally within the region, and in peak condition. Sourcing ‎food this way means minimising food miles and carbon footprint, the journey from field to plate is significantly ‎shorter and the food actually tastes better.‎

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