Guest Chef: Faten Rafie

Experimenting in the kitchen since she was seven, Penang-born Faten Rafie comes from a family of great cooks & experienced food caterers.  Her cooking style reflects her multi-cultural surroundings; in addition to mastering local dishes, she’s passionate about Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, mad about Japanese food and loves the culinary offerings the rest of the world has to offer.

Besides cooking a storm for family and loved ones as well as curating food offerings for corporations and private events, Faten spends her time surfing the Internet and poring over cookbooks for inspiration and ideas on getting more people passionate about the art of good food.  She is a purveyor of artisanal spices and personally hand blends all the spice mixes at her “spice lab” located amongst the lush green herbs and vegetables farm at the foothills of Relau on the food haven island of Penang.

Faten offers a wide range of artisanal spice blends and rubs which are carefully designed and created for home cooks to make delicious and exciting gourmet style dishes which are easy to prepare. All of the spices are natural, free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and monosodium glutamate (MSG).