Meet our Team
Sheik Abdul Dayan
Dayan is a professional cook with over 30 years of experience in India, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
He is a Golden Hat Award recipient for the year 2004, 2007 and 2009. These awards were presented on the occasion of ‘The International Chefs Day 2010’, Chennai in India.
Dayan is a member of World Chef Society Association and has been invited to participate in demonstrate in some 5-star and 7-star hotels in India and other countries on special occasions.
With vast cooking experience of catering to people from different countries and regions, he is now a multi-cuisine expert. Some of the cuisines he is pride of specializing in Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Mughlai, Middle Eastern, Sri Lankan, South and North Indian. Zero-oil food and Jain food also known as no-onion no-garlic food.
He believes in creativity and introduces some great innovative dishes very often at Bawarchi for our customers.
Dayan likes New Zealand because of its natural beauty. One of the benefits of working and cooking in New Zealand for Dayan is the quality ingredients with more organic nature. He says this quality adds up as a value to his profession and boosts his creativity, result of which can be assessed with our customers visiting again and again.
Dayan’s colleagues call him passionate of cooking and committed at work. They say that Dayan’s motivation level is always at its peak and nothing puts him off when he is in the kitchen. Dayan would reply to your question on his hobbies is – Cooking, cooking and cooking.
Late Mohammed Jamal
Mohammad Khaja Mohiuddin