Deem Al Bassam & Amal Al Marri

The SALT gourmet burger van ignited a social media and foodie sensation
ByAhlan! Live ReporterThursday , 19 March 2015
Deem Al Bassam & Amal Al Marri

We are foodpreneurs. Making mistakes is the right process for any business. This has been a learning curve for us, especially during the early stages, but we’ve built a loyal (and royal!) following. 
AAM: It’s good to properly allocate time to work and play. My weekdays are all about work and working out, while my weekends are reserved for me-time, friends and family.
DAB: My day’s split into three parts; work-time, family-time and self-time. 
AAM: Passion is the key to success, you don’t need to be an expert. We’re a complementary team; I have the design know-how and Deem the hospitality experience.
There is power in a simple idea. We find tech start-ups like Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook hugely inspiring. 
“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” Great advice from American tycoon John D Rockefeller.
You can have too much of a good thing. In the culinary business there are constant tastings; after reading ice-cream moguls Ben and Jerry’s biography I’ve realised the importance of working out. Ben suffered from heart disease due to continuous food tastings. 

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TWITTER: @flyknitheat
Lightweight, minimalist and they fit like socks; I love Nike’s Flyknits. 

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INSTAGRAM: @deemalbassam, @findsalt