Chef Dato’ Ismail Ahmad is the owner of and head chef at Restaurant Rebung, which is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A household name in Malaysia, Chef Ismail is known for specialising in heritage Malay cuisine.

After training at and graduating from the Mara University of Technology in Hotel Management and Catering, Chef Ismail has gained a strong technical and educational background in the culinary arts that’s helped him carve out a successful career as a professional chef and TV host.

With more than three decades of experience, Chef Ismail’s welcoming and warm nature make him one of the most endearing and authentic cooking personalities that the industry has ever seen. Largely inspired by his mother and grandmother, his cooking style has earned him global recognition on his journey to sharing Malaysian flavours with the world.

As Tourism Malaysia’s Culilnary Ambassador, Chef Ismail is a regular fixture at culinary events around the world to represent his home country with pride and excitement.