DUBAI – With his talent to cook, Ryan Aloria reached for his dreams in Dubai. The current head chef for Wingsters Restaurant in the Emirate traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for over a decade ago.
The 30-year old mentioned that he went up the ranks from commis chef to sous chef and then to head chef in an Italian restaurant in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT).
After bumping into restauranteur, Ahmad Hassan, the two collaborated to open a restaurant that specializes in Buffalo wings.
“So we built the concept together with the 1920s Italian Mafia theme,” Aloria told Kabayan Weekly.
Therefore, Wingsters was born and it opened on December 14, 2013. The dedicated father shared that he had always loved cooking at a very young age.
“Ang dream ko lang po noon is matawag ako ng chef kaya hindi po ako tumigil hanggang sa matutuhan ko lahat,” he said.
The Filipino believed in perseverance and that through hard work, everything would pay off in the end.
Entering at this year’s annual Truckers DXB event, Aloria is honored to be invited again for a second time to represent Wingsters.
He mentioned that he loved participating in it as the event challenges him and his team to be better at what they do.
“Lahat po kase nandoon. Challenge din po sa amin na makasama yung ibang mga kilalang food trucks [sa UAE],” the head chef said.
Aloria and his team at Wingsters will be participating at this year’s Truckers DXB’s Truckers Summer Warehouse.
The event will take place in the Dubai World Trade Center, Hall 8, from July to September 9 on Wednesdays to Saturdays. Entry fee is AED 10 while kids under the age of 12 enter the event for free.
The Filipino urged everyone to join them at this year’s event and hopes that they enjoy their time there.
“Always say yes sa mga challenges because challenge means opportunities. Never stop learning, know your roots kahit ano ka. And always put God as the center of your life,” Aloria advised his Filipinos in the country who wish to one day reach for their Dubai dream.