Executive Chef Nael Taki
Born in Akron, Ohio, Chef Nael Taki discovers his fascination for the happenings in the kitchen at a very early age. Never considering a traditional nine-to-five career he dives straight into the restaurant industry at the age of fifteen. Nael begins his adventures in the kitchen as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. With strong drive, determination, and the love of all things culinary, success is sure to follow, and at the young age of nineteen Chef Nael finds himself the Head Chef at Main Street Grill in North Canton, Ohio.
As Head Chef, Nael develops a unique style transforming traditional dishes into modern cuisine. Each bite offers an exceptional blend of flavors and textures paired with artful and invigorating presentation.
After four years as Head Chef at the Main Street Grill, Chef Nael takes his talents to Southern California and quickly finds his place as the Sous Chef at the HT Grill in Redondo Beach. With his innovative style and strong work ethic Chef Nael is quickly noticed by HT Grill’s owner, Paul Hennessey. Chef Nael is offered an opportunity to showcase his unique skill and stellar techniques as the Executive Chef at The Wine Bistro in Dana Point, California.
The Wine Bistro offers a refreshing take on the traditional restaurant and wine bar. With the help Chef Nael, The Wine Bistro presents patrons with an inviting and eclectic menu including entrée’s such as Chicken ‘N’ Waffles, prepared with blue cheese waffles, southern fried chicken, topped with a peach maple syrup. Other dishes include Short Rib topped with an Espresso Reduction and The House Specialty PB & J Scallops.
Chef Nael insists that the quality of the ingredients is key to the unique flavors that he brings to food. To visit Chef Nael, come to The Wine Bistro in Dana Point, Located at 34091 La Plaza. Reservations are accepted for parties of eight or more guests and service begins daily at 4pm.