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My name is Akbar, and I stand before you today as a seasoned commercial chef with over 8 years of experience. But my journey in the world of culinary arts began long before I ever set foot in a professional kitchen. It all traces back to the cozy heart of our family home—the kitchen, where my mother reigned as the undisputed culinary queen.

As far back as I can remember, I was drawn to the enticing aromas and rhythmic clatter of pots and pans that filled our kitchen. Even as a child, I couldn't resist the allure of my mother's culinary creations. She was a magician of sorts, transforming simple ingredients into gastronomic masterpieces that left our family and friends in awe.

My earliest memories are of me perched on a stool beside her, wide-eyed and curious, as she effortlessly crafted dishes that seemed to dance on the taste buds. I watched her every move, from the precise art of slicing vegetables to the gentle simmering of sauces that filled the air with a symphony of flavors.

It was during those precious moments, sitting by her side, that my passion for cooking was kindled. My mother, with her infinite patience and unwavering love, became my first and most influential culinary mentor. She taught me that cooking was more than just preparing food; it was an art, a labor of love, and a means of connecting with people on a profound level.

As the years passed, my involvement in the kitchen grew from an innocent fascination to active participation. I started assisting my mother in meal preparations, gradually gaining confidence in my culinary skills. The kitchen became my sanctuary, a place where I could express my creativity and experiment with new flavors and techniques.

My journey took a significant turn when I decided to pursue formal culinary training. It was a bittersweet moment for my mother, as her little sous-chef was venturing into the wider culinary world. With her blessings and a treasure trove of family recipes tucked under my arm, I set out to hone my skills in the culinary arts.

Eight years in the commercial culinary industry have been a rollercoaster of experiences and learning opportunities. I've had the privilege of working in esteemed restaurants, collaborating with talented chefs, and crafting dishes that have delighted discerning palates. Each day in the professional kitchen has been a reminder of the legacy my mother bestowed upon me—a legacy of passion, dedication, and the pursuit of culinary excellence.

Today, when I stand in my own kitchen and run a blog KitchenLawn where I share my experience with different kind of kitchenware products.