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Iron Chef Experience at Active Life

Chef Mahmet Semet

Introducing our new Executive Chef, Mehmet Semet, Iron Chef Contender and former Executive Chef at INVITE Bangkok.  

Semet was inspired by his family’s passion for cooking. He usually went on fishing trips with his dad and his mom taught him how to make homemade jams and marmalades at a very young age. That’s where he fell in love with food.

After finishing culinary school, he went to work in Norway and learnt to select natural ingredients from the forest. After that, he moved to New Yorkto work at Annisa, his first Michelin-starred restaurant where he had unforgettable experiences. Keen to discover more about French-Asian fusion food, he joined Bagatelle, another Michelin-starred restaurant in Oslo for a year.

After Norway, it was time to learn about new cuisines and cultures. He moved to Thailand where he gained a lot of new experiences on asian cooking to take his career one step further.

Finally he moved to Japan where he aspires to bring his innovative flair and attention to the table.  

“Here at Active Life, I want to use my experiences over the

past years to create something simple but outstandingly tasty with a focus on farm-to-table dining using local, seasonal and homemade ingredients.” says Semet. “We want to bring our guests a unique experience of Asian-Western cuisine prepared to delight your palate.”