Siham Tueni: Hosts Top Chef

Siham Tueni, wife of late Joubran Tueni, will be coming to every home in the Arab world through the small screen, hosting the Arabic version of the world famous TOP Chef.

The show that will be featured on LBC will follow the international theme of the show; where by a number of students from the Arab world compete to become the best chef in the region.

Why her you may ask.

Maybe most of you didn’t know that Siham has a true passion for cooking. She is known to have high culinary skills and unique recipes exclusive to her. She has poured her know-how in the art of kitchen by opening up her own restaurant situated on the roof top of one of Downtown’s prestigious buildings.

During the launch party of TOP Chef, Siham answered a few questions…

What’s your impression on being on TV for the first time?

It’s a whole new experience for me. I have a printed media, but being on television is very different. When I here words like roll camera or top I am overwhelmed with a feeling that people have often described. I never used to understand this feeling until now.

I believe I need a lot of training, I am still camera shy and still make mistakes, but I am getting there.

How were you introduced to this show?

Friends introduced me to the producer Mazen Lahham who often told me we should do a show. I was hesitant at first. But with persistence and a huge encouragement from my close friend Paul Yaabouian, I agreed to try this new venture.

I agreed especially that TOP Chef is really not like other competition shows aired on TV. During recording of the show we all lived in a warm family like atmosphere.

A bit about the show:

Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges. They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode. The show is produced by Magical Elves Productions, the same company that created Project Runway.

How do you think Siham Tueini will do on TV?