to face with Chef Rafi Ben-Hemo at the Ein Gedi Botanical
Gardens and Resort, Dead Sea – Israel
Rafi spent some two years of his career in Jerusalem
before arriving in Ein Gedi to share his skill at
the Kibbutz Botanical Resort. The Kibbutz Ein-Gedi
was established in 1956 near Arugot Canyon, and was
relocated in a nearby hill in 1959. Now it has a population
of about 500 members and residents. The resort has
lovely chalet-style bedrooms host great garden lunches.
Rafi lives about an hour away from the resort and
works about 12 hours a day starting at 6am and sometimes
serves up to 200 guests at a time.
Traveller talks to Rafi during a Garden event:
ET: What sort of food can one expect to
eat at Ein Gedi?
Rafi: Apart from Middle Eastern food, we
cater for food from all over the world.
What is greatest food passion?
Rafi: I love meat specialities, grills,
especially Argentinean and Mexican grills.
What is the most important thing to you?
Rafi: My family, particularly my beautiful and three children
If you were going to be stuck on a desert island what will
you take with you?
Rafi: Oh definitely, a beautiful girl –
joke- My wife of course!
What do you love most about Ein Gedi and Kibbutz?
Rafi: The people are special, the place
is ideal and I simply love it.
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