Chef William  

International Executive Chef
Food Development/Consulting Manager
TV Personality


        Chef William El Dbaissy, the renowned culinary artist, comes from a family of chefs and cooks. Chef William’s father and relatives, both of whom were traditional Lebanese chefs, ran high end hotels and owned several restaurants in Lebanon helping them become some of the most popular Middle Eastern Chefs. Inspired by his family legacy, Chef William preserved and exceeded his family traditions by spreading exquisite Lebanese cuisine worldwide.

His passion and curiosity for the culinary arts has taken him around the world in search of new cuisines, and taste of bizarre foods; all of which have added to his experience and expertise. In addition to his commitment to culinary excellence, Chef William has created more than 1200 healthy recipes. He has used this knowledge in creating an international fusion of traditional Lebanese cuisine with Italian, French, Mexican, Japanese and Chinese. Amongst many culinary branches, Chef William also works with French Bakery, Patisserie, Arabic Sweets, Food & Fruit decoration, Carving, Gastronomy and Molecular food; which has become one of his favorites.

Chef William’s eventful journey began in 1997 when he began touring with a unique culinary style throughout the Middle East in Beirut, Dubai Saudi Arabia and also Europe; Paris, Barcelona, during which he train the winner team of European Catering Cup 2011. Recently he has settled in Canada as the Corporate Executive Chef for “Paramount Fine Foods” and opened over 40 locations. Winner of the first place in the Celebrity Chef Challenge Canada 2016. Prior to his work with Paramount Fine Foods, he worked as the personal Chef for many celebrities and high profile names like: H.R.H Saudi King and H.R.H Prince Al Walid Bin Talal.

Chef William first premiered into media with his own TV show in Saudi Arabia in 2006, and currently he hosts several food-themed shows on various Canadian channels (Rogers TV, Global News, CHCH TV.); has been interviewed by several Arabic & Canadian newspapers, jury of cooking competitions; and has been presenting chef demos in public events.

Chef William entitled  THE COOKING WIZARD in 2016 and he’s an active member in the “Union of Lebanese Cooking’s Guild U.L.C.G”, “World Association of Chefs Societies W.A.C.S”, “Canadian Culinary Federation C.C.F.C.C” and “American Chef Federation A.C.F”…

Resume & Certifications

William El Dbaissy

  • Languages
Arabic: very fluent in writing and speaking

French:  fluent in writing and speaking

English : fluent in writing and speaking

Español: Good in writing and speaking

  • Fields of expertise

Diet and Calories Program

Diet Food and Pastry

Customer Relation

Food quality

Food cost and Purchasing Control

Customer Service

Inventory Control

Production Control

Sanitation Control

P & L Analysis


Public Relation


  • Skills                     

Complete knowledge in Italian, French kitchen, Fast Food, and Catering.

Middle Eastern food and Patisserie.

Diet and Health Food.

Western Patisserie

Food Design and Decoration

Buffet Design and Decoration

Fruit Curving and Decoration

Successfully Completed Cost control Knowledge

Successfully Completed HACCP System

  •  Work Experience   

Paramount fine foods Canada - 2013 -present 

Executive Chef - Senior BOH Trainer

Managed Kitchens Start-up and Executed Opening more than 20 locations

Putting plans in order to increase revenues

Organizing all kinds of catering sectors.

Training employees and managers

Managing and controlling.

Developing menus

Developing 2 new restaurant projects



Shtroumpf- TREATS Caterers - Lebanon 2011

Executive Chef Master kitchen  - Managing and organizing Master kitchen- distributing for all Shtrumph Locations and Treats Caterers        

H.R.H. King Salman ben Abed Al Aziz Al Saoud.  2010

Riyadh Saudi Arabia- Personal chef.


Shtroumpf- TREATS Caterers - Lebanon 2008

Project study - Consideration to feed 700 person three meals a day. (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon)

and Organizing the menus with calories calculated.


H.R.H. Prince al waleed ben Talal :George 5 Castle ? Paris-France

Trainer chef. (Healthy and diet food).


SLIM & LITE Health, Diet Food and catering Center.  

            Head chef of main branch in K. S. A.

Managed Kitchen Start-up and Executed Opening (2005 -2008)

Putting plans in order to increase revenues

Making feasibility study for new points of sales( 16 Branches)

Organizing all kinds of catering sectors.

Training employees.

Managing and controlling.

Developing menus

Developing restaurants projects

 TV Program: Live cooking program on Saudi Arabia Television Chanel#1 (2007)


  Sam's restaurant  (jounieh, Lebanon)   

  Managed Kitchen Start-up and Executed Opening -General Chef- (Oct.2003-Jan.2005)


  Mawalouna restaurant (Araya, Lebanon )                      

 Managed Kitchen Start-up          (April 2004)


Root?s Restaurant/Pub (Zahle, Lebanon)

 Managed Kitchen Start-up and Executed Opening

 General Chef            (Dec. 2001-Sept. 2003)

 Insured food quality and customer satisfaction

 Applied strict hygiene program in order to satisfy the organizations Policy


  Rest café al chalouf           (Jezzine, Lebanon)

 Managed Kitchen Start-up and Executed Opening

General Chef (Sept. 1999- Oct. 2001)

Responsibilities included but not limited to:

Insured food quality & 100% customer satisfactions

Supervised and trained all new employees

Applied strict sanitation program to insure the safety of both                                                                                                              

Customers and employees.


 Alley Café            (Aley, Lebanon)

 Managed Kitchen Start-up and Executed Opening

 Executive chef                  (1998& 1999Spring & Summer Session)

Barouk Palace Hotel (4stars)                    (Barouk, Lebanon)                       

 Department chef                                            (1997 Summer Session)


 Lebanese Army   (Ghosta, Lebanon)                           Military Service                                             

 kitchen head      chef of  officers club kitchen                           


  Mir Amin Palace Hotel (5 stars)              (shouf, Lebanon)

  Assistant to Department Chef                    (1996 Summer Season)

 Assistant to Department Chef                        (1995 Summer Season)

 Assistant to Department Chef                        (1994 Summer  Season)             


  • Education

Instituto cervantes (Beirut) 2010

Spanish Language

Belford University U.S.A. 2002-2006 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel/ Restaurant Management

The House of English School summer -2006 

English Language

Maria Aziz Technical School 2001-2002

TS in Computer Science

`Shouf Technical School` 1998-2001

BT3 in Kitchen

National Institute of Services 1999

Certificate with distinction in waitering

Centre Culturel Français du Shouf- Deir el Kamar 1996-1997    

French Language


  • Interests

Microsoft Office 2007 and Internet

An active member in Union of Lebanese Cooking's Guild since year 1999.

An active member of Canadian Chef Federation CCFCC

An active member of American Chef Federation ACF

 I used to help in Jeunesse Anti Drugs (J.A.D) -Shouf Branch (1999)