Momen Alnajjar

  • 2B The Court Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1RH
  • 07925939530


Having almost 30 years of experience in cooking  and baking settings has provided me with exceptional abilities .i have a creative interest in food as well as a considerable experience of working on operational as well as managerial levels.

Work History

Work History
2013 - Present

Baker / chef / stock controler

   Café Najaf, Cardiff (LA shish Restaurant)
  • Setting up the kitchen prior to service (Stock ordering, rotation and accepting deliveries)
  • Checking deliveries for quality and signing off associated paper work
  • Checking fridge temperatures daily and ensuring all kitchen worked with the strict food safety regulations
  • Preparing and cooking fresh food to order using various methods such as using;
  • Ovens, grills, hobs, steamers and so on
  • Ensuring all kitchen log books kept up to date and ready for inspection at any time
2003 - 2013

Café General Manager

Aladdin Café. Nicosia, Cyprus 
  • Recruiting, training and developing staff. Organizing the staff duty rota
  • Strong communication Leadership and management skills
  • The ability to organise and plan my own work and the team within the restaurant 
  • The ability to control a budget and work with figure as well as  work under pressure deal calmly with unexpected crises and make quick decisions
  • Managing health and hygiene procedures
1989 - 1999

Head Chef

Le Meridien Damascus
  • Planning menus
  • Making sure food is of the right quality and price and is produced on time
  • Managing stocks of food
  • Ordering food from suppliers
  • Controlling a budget and keeping accurate records
1984 - 1988

Fitness Instructor

    Military, Cyprus    
  • Prepare lesson plans
  • Demonstrate warm ups, skills training, and physical conditioning
  • Coach students by breaking down techniques into simple moves
  • Develop individual training programmes
  • Observe and assess students, and give them feedback on their progress
  • Develop and practice your own skills
  • Take responsibility for the health and safety of students, and for teaching safe training habits
  • Promote your classes.


2003 - 2007

Personal Trainers Level 3             

    Fitness Wales, Cardiff    
1982 - 1984

University of wales institute 

    H.A.S.B – Health and Safety Course      



Language skills

 Fluency in English Arabic • Sound commercial awarness 

Personal Interest

  fitness and bodybuilding has always been a great passion of mine. I Enjoy communicating with people from all ages and backgrounds to develop good working and customer relationships.