A trip was organized by the International Academic School to visit me at the studio, it was exciting to meet the students of the School and have a chance to speak with a new young generation of viewers. When we met I could see that I was not the only one excited as were the students who were filled with joy as they had the opportunity to interview me. The kids began with asking me questions about my public life, along with questions about my educational history, home country, how I feel to be a celebrity, and favorite cuisine.
From the most interesting questions I had received on my visit was why I chose my profession? I answered by stating that I didn't choose my job, yet my job chose me, although, I don't look at it as my job, but to be more blessed with a successful hobby. I then advised the students, by telling them that you have to put your mind into whatever you're going to do and to always strive for excellence.
The students then asked about the maximum number of episodes that can be recorded in one day? The most I’ve ever done was eight episodes, in the earlier stages of my career. A student then asked about the most difficult recipe I had ever attempted? I stated to him, several recipes could be difficult in the beginning, yet after several attempts, I would eventually find the perfect mix. Another student then asked what type of feeling or emotions do I have while cooking? I had to think about it for awhile but told them that while cooking I try to use my senses, for example by feeling the dough, listening to how the oil sizzles, and smelling the aroma of the food.
The students then looked over my recipe book, each of them looking for their favorite dish from their home country, promising me that they will each write their own recipes, and make their own cook book. Each student made their own souvenirs, as I gave them a signed cooked book. It was a day to remember for everyone from myself their instructor Ms. Sherien El Khawaga and all 24 students, who varied from grades 1, 2, and 3.