Chef Amineh Elsherif
A native of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Palestine, Amineh and her family moved to Kentucky after the Gulf War, in the summer of 1991. Her cooking school training was completed in Louisville at the Jefferson Community College. Just out of culinary school, she worked for three years with Kroger catering; but since 1997, she has been a mainstay at Lilly’s.
Although she had always enjoyed cooking, she harbors a special passion for baking. When asked about the depth of her knowledge, she replies modestly, “I’ve traveled to France, to Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt, and I’ve experienced the extraordinary cooking of these varied regions. As a result, I’ve been able to combine Eastern and Western cuisine in a rather unique way.”