The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Meet Aline Kamakian - Owner of Fig Holding which has established: Mayrig, Batchig, Made by Mayrig, M Catering and K the kitchen. Re-capturing her grandmothers recipes she has carved a career spreading her Armenian heritage and the taste of Armenian food through the Armenian restaurant, Mayrig. She is also the co-Author of the book 'Armenian Food' and now she is working to Franchise her Armenian restaurant and take in Global.
Aline was a fantastic guest. She shared so much great advise learnt from her own entrepreneurial journey. I felt really quite privileged to be sat next to her hearing all this great information first hand.
She is the co - owner of the first Armenian restaurant in Lebanon and Dubai called Mayrig. Which means 'little mother' in Armenian. Her Dubai restaurant in in Downtown Dubai on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. She describes herself as a talker not a writer and is passionate about her Armenian Heritage and Armenian Food.
She's also made the short listed for the caterer awards 2015 . I hope she wins because someone like her leading a unique restaurant with her business acumen would be such a fantastic blend and inspiration for women out there that want to be restaurateurs like her.
Her first job was a financial consultants which she still does today and has a great success of this role too. It was a surprising role for a passionate foodie and cook but her story explains this journey too. She also written a book entitled Armenia Food. I was super excited as they day I interviewed her was my birthday and she kindly gave me a signed copy. How lucky am I?? :)
An action based person full of drive and ambitions, she has BIG plans to franchise her restaruant and share a bit of armenia with the world. Enjoy this interview.