WWE stars show off cooking skills in ‘Social Kitchen’

Rhyno and Heath Slater cooking their steaks under the supervision of Basma El-Khereiji in her ‘Social Kitchen’ ahead of the official opening of the restaurant. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Updated 01 May 2018

WWE stars show off cooking skills in ‘Social Kitchen’

  • The stars took part in a steak-cooking session at Jeddah's Social Kitchen
  • Slater was thrilled to be a part of the session and said that he was enjoying his trip to Jeddah

JEDDAH: WWE stars Rhyno and Heath Slater participated in a steak-cooking session in Jeddah on Thursday under the supervision of “Social Kitchen” restaurant owner Basma El-Khereiji.

The guests were warmly welcomed by the chef. 

“I started in marketing and advertising but I didn’t like it so then I decided to pursue food as my career because that is what makes me happy,” she told them.


Food stories

Rhyno and Slater then grabbed their cooking gear and followed the chef’s instructions throughout the session.

The wrestlers were thrilled as they chatted and shared their food stories while they grilled their steaks. 

“I will definitely make this for my family once I go back home,” Heath said.

When their steaks were done they made gnocchi pasta, made with potatoes. Rhino was thrilled as he is from an Italian background. 

When they were finished cooking, the WWE stars presented their dishes to the chef for tasting and judging. She tried both dishes and decided it was a tie. 

Basma El-Khereiji guides Heath Slater. (AN photo)

“I have learned so much today thanks to chef Basma,” Slater said.

“I can handle both of them pretty well I think; This proves size doesn’t matter,” El-Khereiji  joked.

Slater was thrilled to be a part of the session and said that he was enjoying his trip to Jeddah. “The people have been great so far, they are very warm and welcoming,” he said.

Later, when the wrestlers were finished with their food, they chatted with the audience and took pictures with fans.

The restaurant is soon to open officially and the first guests could not have been more special for Basma.

“I had a great time with the wrestlers and hopefully you will come and have a great meal too,” she said in a message to the people of Jeddah.

5 reasons to add spinach to your diet

Updated 08 August 2020

5 reasons to add spinach to your diet

DUBAI: Devinder Bains, personal trainer and nutrition coach at Fit Squad DXB, shares her advice on the superfoods that will help you lead a longer and healthier life…

If you want a food that’s cheap, versatile and packed with nutrients, then you can’t go wrong with spinach. Throw a handful into a fruit or vegetable smoothie, cook it as a side dish with meat or knock out a saag curry as a main and reap the health rewards listed below.

Improved eye health

Spinach is high in the antioxidant pigments zeaxanthin and lutein, which protect your eyes from damage caused by sunlight. They also work to prevent macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. Studies have also shown that zeaxanthin and lutein play a part in preventing cataracts.

Healthy pregnancy

As spinach is packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium, iron, folate and potassium, it’s the perfect food for pregnant women. Leafy greens are also rich in powerful immune-boosting antioxidants and contain plant compounds that may help prevent constipation, a common problem among pregnant women.

There are plenty of health rewards to be reaped from the super food. Shutterstock

Blood clotting

One spinach leaf contains over half of your daily requirements of vitamin K1, which is essential for healthy bones. It also helps white blood cells to clot effectively, preventing you from bleeding out when you are injured. Anyone who is taking blood-thinning medication such as Warfarin should speak to their doctor before increasing their intake of spinach or other leafy greens.

Healthy teeth

This super green is high in catenoids, which our bodies turn into vitamin A. This vitamin plays a key role in keeping gums healthy and in building tooth enamel. Spinach is also high in calcium, which helps harden your enamel, strengthen your jawbone, and build strong bones. In fact, spinach is also rich in vitamin D, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, all of which are important nutrients for bone health.

Healthy hair

This is where vitamin A comes in again, as it is necessary for sebum production to keep hair moisturized, helping it to look glossy and grow. It can also help reduce hair loss. Vitamin A is actually used in the growth of all bodily tissues, so it is essential for healthy skin as well.