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Tunisia - Mounir El Arem

Bailliage of Tunisia
Tunis, February 28, 2024

An ambassador of Tunisia in the culinary arts
" He has been recognized by his peers around the world over the years and has accumulated experience and mastery of cooking and tasting techniques "

Born in Tunis in 1964 Conseiller Culinaire Mounir El Arem is Executive Chef of the famous Restaurant Le Baroque in Tunis.

Mounir obtained a master’s degree in mathematics at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France in 1987. However, his passion for cuisine took over so he followed several periods of training in France to improve his gastronomy skills.

He has been recognized by his peers around the world over the years and has accumulated experience and mastery of cooking and tasting techniques. Mounir is regularly a member of technical and tasting juries in France, the country that has registered its gastronomy on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

In 2018 Mounir founded the first National Cooking and Pastry Trophy organized by the Tunisian Training Agency (Ministry of Employment). Prior to that, in 2016, he co-founded “La Fourchette d’Or”, a competition organized by the Maghrebian Institute of Management and Tourism.

Mounir welcomes several apprentices at his establishment. For instance, since 2008, he has been mentoring the Bilel Ouechtati, who is now Head Chef at le Baroque.

Additionally, Mounir is very active in promoting “Les Produits du Terroir” and is a lead in the registration of couscous and harissa on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

From New Delhi, via Lyon, Casablanca, Algiers, Toulouse, New York, Washington, Pescara, Lille, Nice, Marseille, Antalya, San Vito Lo Capo, Prague, Bern, Paris, Monaco, Barcelona, Kuwait, Amman, Yaoundé, Taranto, and Treviso, Mounir El Arem positions himself as an ambassador of Tunisia in the culinary arts. Passion, love for cuisine, gastronomy and the pleasure of welcoming guests give him strength and regulate his rhythm of life.


Restaurant le Baroque
32 rue Felicien Challaye
Mutuelleville
Tunis 1082

Tel: +216 71 844 220
Web: facebook.com/RestaurantBarLeBaroque

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