Des Moines, IA- Oct 10 – On Monday October 10th, Chef Aman Razdan, Owner of Hemispheres Bistro, was awarded the 2018 American Dream Award by the Iowa Restaurant Association for pursuing and achieving his dream to own a restaurant. Razdan was presented the award at a ceremony in Des Moines by the Incoming Chairman of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors Joe Essa of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide and the Current Chairman of the Iowa Restaurant Association Board of Directors Darin Beck of Barmuda Companies.
When Chef Aman Razdan arrived in the United States on a wintery day in 1998. He arrived to a snowy Chicago landscape, he knew instantly that this was a place where he could write his own story and could do anything.
“Anything” for Aman was the dream of owning his own restaurant. He had worked in every non-cooking role—from dishwasher to general manager– in his family’s restaurants in Mumbai, India as a teenager and young man. He understood well that central to his hopes for success in a new country and culture was learning the culinary side of the restaurant business.
He enrolled in the culinary arts program at Scott Community College and landed a position at Le Figaro in Rock Island. Always looking for ways to do more, and learn more, he took culinary positions at several commercial kitchens, as well as restaurants such as the Red Crow Grille in Bettendorf. In 2015, Aman was in a position to buy the restaurant which he then rebranded Hemispheres Bistro. Hemispheres Bistrohas a staff of two dozen and seats 110 people. It is a global fusion concept with a Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Latin flair with French finishing’s with the mission to offer a global cuisine.
A video showcasing Razdan can be found at www.restaurantiowa.com.
Iowa Restaurant Association
The Iowa Restaurant Association is an advocacy organization supporting Iowa’s restaurant and bar industry with educational and promotional programs across the state.
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