Shimi Aaron is an Israeli-born chef based in Los Angeles who has experience working all around the world. He feels deeply connected to his roots and brings forth his Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni heritage in his creations. Having been raised by two avid traditional cooks in the family's kitchen - his mother and his grandmother, ALLEGRA, - he grew fascinated by food, spices, and flavors from a very young age. Aaron has always seen food as an inclusive tool to create bridges between cultures, religions, and different types of individuals. His passion of sparking conversations, creating connections, and pushing the envelope with his extraordinary persona shines through with every element of his art form. He puts a modern twist on traditional dishes using distinctive colors, orthodox and unorthodox techniques that shed a new light on his family's original recipes. Ultimately, his enriched culinary palette creates an unforgettable, unique experience.
The evolution of the BABKA and its contemporary form is presented by Chef Shimi Aaron - the "Babka King".