Nat Geo brings Ramsay adventures to Mideast

Chef Gordon Ramsay cooks a feast with Chef Najat Kaanache to celebrate Berber New Year in Morocco.
Updated 30 July 2019

Nat Geo brings Ramsay adventures to Mideast

16-Michelin-star recipient and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is embarking on a culinary adventure around the globe in National Geographic’s new series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, which will air every Monday at 9 p.m. KSA time. The Arabic language version will air starting Aug. 5 on National Geographic Abu Dhabi.

In this new series, Ramsay is on a mission to immerse himself in new cultures, dishes and flavors. From Peru, Laos and Morocco to Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, Ramsay will be roaring through valleys, diving into oceans, hiking through forests and scaling mountains in his relentless pursuit of culinary inspiration. 

“We are delighted to bring Gordon Ramsay’s new series to Middle Eastern audiences. At National Geographic, we have been using our media platforms to explore the world’s cultures for over 130 years, a mission we see echoed throughout Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered,” said Sanjay Raina, senior vice president and general manager, Fox Networks Group. “In National Geographic’s trademark style, the new series effortlessly blends high entertainment with factual-based knowledge, satiating audiences’ universal curiosity to learn about the world around us.” 

“It has been an amazing journey traveling off the beaten path with National Geographic and connecting with locals to learn and share incredible stories of unique traditions, delicacies and the extreme lengths it takes to harvest native ingredients,” said Ramsay. “I have learned way more filming this series than I have in the last 10 years.” 

Premiere episodes include:

• Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted — Peru’s Sacred Valley

Ramsay travels by motorbike through Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas to discover traditional high-altitude cuisine.

• Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted — New Zealand’s Rugged South

Ramsay journeys to the remote corners of southern New Zealand to unlock the secrets of traditional Maori cuisine. 

• Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted — The Mountains of Morocco

Ramsay travels to Morocco, where he embarks on an adventure deep in the Middle Atlas Mountains to understand ancient Berber cuisine. 

Learning from the locals, he rappels over a waterfall to meet mushroom hunters, milks a camel and experiences the life of the Berber people. 

He puts his new skills to the test, cooking a feast with chef Najat Kaanache to celebrate Berber New Year.

• Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted — Hawaii’s Hana Coast

Ramsay travels to Maui, Hawaii, to explore the exotic ingredients of Hawaiian cuisine. 

• Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted — The Mighty Mekong of Laos

Ramsay travels to Laos, where he takes on a rapid stretch of white water, kayaking down the Mekong in search of culinary inspiration. 

• Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted — Alaska’s Panhandle 

Ramsay journeys to the rugged Alaskan Panhandle to learn survival skills and discover Alaskan cuisine.


Top regional business leaders to headline mentorship forum

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Top regional business leaders to headline mentorship forum

Top regional business leaders are set to speak and take part in the upcoming “Mentorship Forum Middle East — Harnessing the Power of Mentorship,” taking place in strategic partnership with Tamkeen in Bahrain on Nov. 25. 

The forum will showcase the important role that mentorship can play in accelerating human capital development and in the realization of the development goals of the GCC economies and companies across all sectors. 

Kicking off the event will be an address from Khalid Al-Rumaihi, CEO of Mumtalakat, and a keynote address on mentorship by Rana Salhab, regional talent and communications partner, Deloitte Middle East. 

The event will feature a strong roster of C-suite leaders, which thus far include CEOs of the National Bank of Bahrain, the forum’s lead partner, Aluminium Bahrain, Gulf International Bank, Osool Asset Management, SICO, Tasnee, APM Terminals and EMIC Training as well as other senior leaders from the World Bank, JP Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank, Invesco and Gulf Air, among others. 

Forum Partner Reach will also have senior representatives and its program mentors and mentees taking part and sharing experiences. Reach is the first nonprofit mentoring program dedicated to helping young female professionals in the Middle East. The organization, which operates out of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with programs in Bahrain and Lebanon, was established with the support of world-class corporates including: Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Dentons, Cisco and others. 

Zahraa Taher, managing director of FinMark Communications, organizers of the forum, said: “We are delighted to announce the strong backing and participation of some of the GCC’s most dynamic business leaders for the Mentorship Forum Middle East. The interest, support and time being dedicated by this important group of CEOs and other business leaders goes a long way toward showing how critical talent development is to their strategies for growth and the greater recognition on their part of the role mentorship can play in accelerating human capital development.”