Episode 18: MAK ON THE RISE
Mak was born in London of Scottish/Arabic descent. He grew up in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia before settling in Scotland, where he attended secondary school. He is a self-trained chef who draws on his mixed heritage and love of Mediterranean travel to inspire his cooking.
He is very proud of setting up and manging a successful cafe in Brighton and his work with LGBTQ Switchboard’s Older Gays group.
Before his 40th birthday, Mak was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He participated in an immune system replacement therapy. It was successful and today Mak now lives in rural Scotland and cooks at a seaside village cafe.