Born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Alena has 15 years’ experience as a Chef. At the age of 22, she became a Chef, moved to Moscow, after two hard years she built a wonderful career in culinary world. In her paths she has been working with about twenty restaurants, which the lates has been Doctor Zhivago, a legendary restaurant in Moscow, for the last two years, prior moving in Dubai. Her restaurant received a Michelin recommendation last year. She also received the GQ Super Woman of the Year Award and author of two cookbooks. Actually working in Dubai, opening two new restaurants in Opus Tower by Zaha Hadid “Sfumato” comfort fine dining and “Soiree” funky wine parlor.