Meet The Restauranteurs - Ala Turka

Ram Mittal

From starting as a kitchen hand 15 years ago to becoming a top chef working under the direction well-known restaurateurs like Gordon Ramsey, Ram Mittal knows the restaurant industry inside and out.

He loves creating new recipes and experimenting with different foods and spices, and believes food is at the heart of keeping people connected.

“Food has always been a way to get families and people together around the table,” said Ram, owner and head chef of Ala Turka Turkish Restaurant on the Esplanade. “I don’t cook just because I want to be a good restaurant owner; I cook because it connects me with old memories, new friends and new relationships.

“I am fascinated with food and the artistic talents of those in the industry. This passion is why I don’t think I’ll ever leave this industry.”

Ala Turka Turkish
4/77-81 Esplanade, Cairns

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