Said Alem's love of food is a family affair. Catching the bug from his brother who was a chef, Alem ventured into the kitchen whenever his mother went to the market. By the age of 15, he began an apprenticeship in Normandy, France. Following graduation, he started traveling the world over working in ski resorts from the South of France to Australia.
It was only when he arrived in Bali that everything started fell perfectly in place. Catering for private parties and creating a croissant home delivery service, he became the chef at the Bali Bird Park. Thereafter,Alem received word that Kafe Warisan sought new management. He joined together with Chef Nicolas 'Doudou' Tourneville, who was in France and happily came with knife, fork and pan.
Kafe Warisan became an instant hit, renown the world over for its caliber of French Mediterranean cuisine. Alem now orchestrates the operations at MÉTIS.