dining celebrity chefs Chef's Corner: Roberto Segura
Chef's Corner: Roberto Segura
Updated on 06 November 2023

Food is an integral part of everyone's daily lives, however, some people have a stronger passion for cooking and pursue a career in it, serving diners at a restaurant with brilliant food to keep them coming back for more. 

Chef Roberto Segura, Executive Chef at TABU, Business Bay, found his calling for food at a young age, and has since been taking strides in the culinary sector to bring unique flavours to the restaurant.

Starting his journey in 2005, Chef Roberto Segura studied in Peru, before travelling around the globe from Chile, Argentina, and New York, before making his mark in Dubai. 

Chef Roberto Segura uses food as an outlet to showcase his creativity, constantly innovating with various flavours to serve dishes that make the mouth water.

In this feature, Discover Dubai spoke to Chef Roberto Segura, where he shared his humble beginnings in the culinary industry, to his favourite dish.

How did you get started in the food industry?

My journey in the food industry came to life thanks to my father’s inspiration, as he was the one cooking at home all the time. Coming from the Northern Peru area, where the best food and flavours come from, my 11 year old self took on the challenge of making my very first dish. Since then, I have never stopped cooking at home for my family and friends. Later in 2005, I took my culinary passion down a more professional route, and enrolled in the esteemed Culinary School of Los Andes in Lima, Peru. This is when I quickly started gaining more experience at renowned restaurants across Peru.

What is your earliest cooking memory?

I come from a home and country, that loves to cook, eat and celebrate together with family and friends, it is part of our culture. During my childhood, I remember endless Sundays surrounded by loved ones enjoying traditional Peruvian dishes like ceviche, lamb seco with beans, causa, and so much more. These experiences filled my memory and palate with happiness and an explosion of flavours that I will never forget.

What is your favourite dish from your country?

Definitely, ceviche, which I literally eat every day.

What is the one go-to and easy snack you love making for midnight cravings?

I do not eat anything at midnight, but in the evening from time to time, I have cravings for canned tuna with white rice, lime and mayonnaise.

What is the one raw ingredient you cannot cook without from your country?

Aji Amarillo, it is a yellow chilli with a delicate fruity flavour and is mildly spicy. It is used in at least 50% of Peruvian dishes, and I love cooking with it.

What is the best dish to try at the restaurant?

The Black Black Cod is one of the signature dishes on the menu. It is black cod cooked in a mix of miso paste, squid ink and black sesame sauce, which is a must-try.

Chef Roberto Segura

Executive Chef

TABU

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Tiësto, Ne-Yo, Armin van Buuren and more are set to perform!
Spend the weekend the right way!
And you won't be disappointed.
The UNTOLD music festival has kicked off its Middle East debut at Expo City in Dubai, marking a historic moment for the city. Running for four days until 18 February, the first day witnessed over 40,000 music enthusiasts gathering at the venue.
Here are some things you can do this weekend!
Get ready for a fun event-filled weekend!
Time for some weekend excitement!
Journeys taken by taxis has grown to their highest level compared to previous years
Worthwhile events to enjoy this weekend
The four-day international motion picture gala, META Film Fest, is all set to return for its second edition in Dubai from 9 to 12 November. The four-day fest will take place at VOX Cinemas, Wafi City.
Here's to an amazing weekend!
The festival will run from 12 to 21 May around Dubai
Enjoy the matches while the kids stay entertained!
Do you love food and more food? Then this is for you. Etisalat Beach Canteen, part of Dubai Food Festival, is back for daily from 8pm onwards until 14 March. The food carnival is on Jumeriah Beach
The event will be held from 29 October to 27 November
The song will be played from 25 to 27 March at 8pm
Delight in amazing dishes this week!
Enjoy paddling around the lagoon with dolphins!
Discover Dubai has created an ultimate guide for you. Here's lots of things you can do in Dubai over the upcoming weekend. 
Bollywood actor and singer Farhan Akhtar will perform on 1 September at Coca-Cola Arena
Exciting events to try out
Activities to check out this weekend
Discover Dubai has put together the ultimate weekend guide so you can make the most of every moment in Dubai. 
The dates for Dubai's iconic Madinat Jumeirah festive market are finally out. The market will make a comeback from 15 December to 7 January 2024. Located on Madinat Jumeirah Fort Island, the festive market will be spread across 1,750 sqm.
Discover Dubai has your guide for the best things to do. Don't wait! Bookmark now and get ready for some weekend fun!
Enjoy watching movies and Ramadan markets this year
Enjoy an active break with these fun things for kids to do this summer.
Amazing events to make it a memorable Eid Al Fitr!
Art lovers, we have BIG news for you. All the way from Seoul, South Korea, Arte Museum has now made its way to Dubai in Dubai Mall, marking its first venture in the Middle East.
Make this long weekend a fun one!
The ice show will be held on 6 and 7 January 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
Things to check out this weekend!
The run will be held on 19 March from 7.30am
Here are some fun things you can do with your family.
Fun events for the weekend!
More chefs announced to appear and 15 top restaurants confirmed.
Exciting events to enjoy this week!
If you're gearing up for the weekend and looking for exciting activities, events, or concerts to attend in the Emirates, you're in luck. Discover Dubai has compiled the ultimate guide for you.
His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council officially opens Dubai Sports World, which offers over 40 courts and pitches for multiple sports, that runs until 10 September
The festival will be held on 9 and 10 September
The concert will be held on 18 March 2023
The concert will be held at Coca-Cola Arena
If you're looking to kick off the new year by attending exciting events, Discover Dubai has you covered with its ultimate guide.
Movies buffs, Roxy Cinemas is back with another exciting experience. The cinema is set to enchant audiences with a 'Need for Speed' film festival running until Sunday, 28 January, at Dubai Hills Mall, City Walk, The Beach, Boxpark and Al Khawaneej.
From foot juggling, hand balancing and aerial acts, the show has it all!
The lightsaber will be on display till 31 March at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Love Trance? This Friday night, Grab your free tickets for InnerTrance
The 10-hour festival will be held on 20 August
The singer of 'Young, Dumb and Broke' is now scheduled to take the stage in Dubai on 2 March 2024, at the Coca-Cola Arena.
The performance will be held on 25 March at 9.30pm at the Jubilee Stage
The concert will be held at the Coca Cola Arena on 26 August
Tine to kick of the three day weekend with some fun!
After a successful relaunch last year, Taste of Dubai is returning in February and will be held for the first time at Skydive Dubai.
The market will open to the public from 13 October
With over 50 supercars in one place, Riverland at Dubai Parks and Resorts is hosting a special exhibition on Thursday, 22 February, featuring a parade of luxury cars.
Delight in laughs with Angelo Tsarouchas, Kate Barron and Stephen Carlin!
Sean Paul is all set to perform at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on 21 October. The Grammy-award-winning artist will be performing for one night only, and tickets are on sale now at Coca-Cola Arena's website.
The event will be held from 16 to 18 December
The exhibition will run till 30 November
Dubai-ites, get ready to party, sing and dance as the most anticipated musical event, UNTOLD Music Festival, is making its Middle East debut at Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February, 2024
Dubai is always lively, with lots to do. Whether it's events, activities, or concerts, something is happening all the time in the emirate. And if you're looking for fun things to do on the weekend, Discover Dubai has you covered with the best guide.
The event will be held on 20 May at Zero Gravity
Ten full weeks of Dubai Summer Surprises starts from 1 July running until 4 September
If you are in Dubai and are eager to maximise this festive break, Discover Dubai has put together the perfect guide for the ultimate long weekend experience.
On 11 November, Saturday, the remarkable Kevin De Vries will be taking the stage for an extraordinary performance at Terra Solis by Tomorrowland.
Great events to enjoy this weekend!
The hub will run from 1 April to 21 September
Fun events to check out in Dubai!
Bollywood buffs, get ready; the king of romantic songs, Arijit Singh, is all set to take over Dubai on 27 April. Yes, the mega singing sensation will make an anticipated return to Dubai in a concert experience like never before at Coca-Cola Arena.
The IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships is running now until 20 June and is free to attend
Let the weekend fun begin!
The singer will perform on 21 December at 8pm
Brilliant events to check out this weekend
Discover Dubai has curated the ultimate weekend guide, ensuring you experience the best of entertainment and excitement in the Emirates. 
The musical will run from 3 to 12 October at Dubai Opera
Get ready for a show full of laughter!
Get ready for unlimited fun!
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, has exciting holiday experiences, including a new festive laser show, events, workshops, live shows, parades, and, of course, thrilling rides.
Winter has begun, and with the onset of winter, Dubai’s most loved open-air VOX cinema is back with a cool new look! Now called Vox Moonlight, it's on the rooftop of Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road, where all the action is happening.
The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra will host a concert on 19 June to raise money for children affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
The event is held from 7 to 17 July
Sheyla Bonnick, a founding member of the iconic ‘70s band, is bringing the  ‘Boney M Experience’ to the UAE. The legendary artist will perform in Dubai on 6 October and Abu Dhabi on 7 October.
Exciting events taking place around Dubai!
Atlantis, The Palm will be hosting an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. And the event will be headlined by the global superstar Sting.
The festival will run from 15 December 2021 to 29 January 2022
The American rock band KISS will perform as part of their final 'End of the Road' world tour on 13 October at Coca-Cola Arena
Fun activities to curb boredom this weekend!
Make this festive season a special one with Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection
The event will be held on 20 April at Pure White at Dubai Harbour
Dubai's Miracle Garden, the world's largest natural flower garden, returns for its 12th season, featuring breathtaking displays of over 150 million natural flowers from more than 120 varieties.
Cinema Akil is set to host Italian Film Week from 9 to 15 June
Now that Iris Dubai will be moving back to its Meydan location tonight, 5 October, we can tell you for sure that you wouldn’t be running out of things to do anytime soon.
Get ready for an exciting and eventful weekend!
With new offerings, immersive experiences and attractions, Dubai knows how to keep its visitors and residents entertained. And now, to add more to the entertainment, Dubai gets one-of-a-kind live-action go-karting experience.
Dance the night away on 25 February from 9pm to 2am
The festival will run in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood from 15 to 24 March
The show will feature 16 members performing two 25 minute long sets on 18 February
The new season will offer new attractions, shows, shopping offers and food concepts
Are you looking for something exciting to do in Dubai over the weekend? Look no further! Discover Dubai has got you covered with its ultimate guide to the best events in the city.
Get excited for festive fun!
Six comedians over 10 shows with two separate lineups
Amazing festive markets to check out for all your winter needs!
Amazing events to make the weekend one to remember!
The concert will be held on 17 October
Get grooving with the amazing West Side Story musical!
Sit back and enjoy watching Esther Manito, Julian Deane, Tabarak and Imah perform
Dubai-ites, brace yourselves - the UNTOLD music festival is all set to make its Middle East debut in Dubai from 15 to 18 February. The four-day music festival will feature talented artists on the scene and these artists will light up the stage.
DSS is returning for over nine weeks of amazing sales and entertainment
The show will feature live entertainment, aerialists and special effects and lighting
AP Dhillon is all set to take over Dubai with his soulful voice and foot-tapping songs at the Coca-Cola Arena in February.
The 28th edition will run from 15 December to 29 January 2023
Anuv Jain, India’s buzziest Indie-pop sensation known for his back-to-back successful singles, is all set to take centre stage in Dubai on 3 February 2024. 
The concert will be held for two nights on 30 September and 1 October at Queen Elizabeth II Theatre
The festival will run from 16 to 22 March
For yoga enthusiasts in Dubai, Discover Dubai recommends the ultimate experience at The Green Planet Dubai. They have introduced 'Yoga at the Rainforest', a 60-minute live streaming yin yoga and meditation session.
Amazing activities to enjoy this weekend!
The event will be held from 18 to 20 March
If you are planning to make the most of your weekend in Dubai, Discover Dubai is here with its ultimate weekend guide. 
The show is divided into three sections highlighting the work of each artist
The concerts will be held at The Agenda, Media City
The show will be held on Saturday, 13 May at Movenpick JBR Dubai
Fun activities to try over the weekend
Where to find free sweet treats and outings to celebrate birthdays
Make this month one full of beautiful memories!
Central Cee and Jorja Smith will headline at the event
The concert will be held on 30 September
Time to get up to some fun this new year!
If you're looking to make the most of the upcoming weekend, Discover Dubai has you covered with the ultimate guide to all the events happening in the Emirate. 
Exciting events to enjoy this weekend!
Amazing events to make the weekend worthwhile
Say goodbye to 2021 having fun with friends and family!
The final run will be held on 26 March
Delight in a great show with comedians, Paul McCaffrey, Joe Larson and Meghan Hanley
Time for some weekend cheer!
Exciting events to definitely check out this week!
The 26th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises will feature brilliant sales and live entertainment, running till 3 September
The season will run till 4 September
The solo concert will be held on 30 April at Coca-Cola Arena
The firework show will be held at 10pm at Dubai Festival City Mall
Maroon 5, the Grammy-winning band will grace the stage in Dubai this November. The band will deliver an outstanding performance at the upcoming Dubai Airshow during Dubai Airports' Gala Dinner.
Enjoy watching amazing street artists from 8 to 20 March
The digital show will transform the artworks of the 12-year-old artist, Karolina Sávolt
Delight in up to 50% to 80% off discounts on books for 10 days
The concert will be held on 11 March 2023
The 'Shape Of You' singer Ed Sheeran is all set to take over Dubai on 19 and 20 January at The Sevens Stadium on Al Ain Road.
The electric concert will be held on 18 March at Coca-Cola Arena
Fun activities for the weekend
The first week of February fun!
From laughter shows, concerts and more, there is something for all to enjoy!
UNTOLD Dubai, the four-day festival will be held in February 2024 at Expo City Dubai
Dubai stands in line with cities like Paris, Milan, London and New York, so you can never be bored of this city. There are a million of things to see, try, and taste!
Roxy Cinema has announced a Saturday brunch, inviting cinemagoers to indulge in delicious treats while watching their favourite movies.
Get a chance to win free tickets on purchase of the 330ml Coca Cola special edition cans
The Hong Kong Film Festival is returning for its second edition in the UAE, taking place at Cinema Akil, the only independent cinema in the country.
If you're looking for fun weekend activities in Dubai, Discover Dubai has curated a guide to enhance your experience. Explore the best ways to make the most of your time in this lively city.
The band will perform on 2 October
Mini golf at Mini World is offering a free game until Tuesday, 7 November. The 18-hole mini-golf course provides adventure and fun for individuals of all ages.
Make this weekend a really fun one!
The event will run from 31 March to 9 April at Sound Stages, Dubai Studio City with up to 90% off on various books
Elrow Dubai XXL has officially announced the headline act of the event. Yep, you read that right! Iconic DJ Fisher, known for his stage presence and infectious beats, is all set to headline the event. 
The set will run from 5pm to midnight on 22 April
Discover Dubai has put together an exclusive guide to help you make the most of your upcoming weekend in Dubai. Discover the perfect ways to enjoy your time in this dynamic city. 
Brilliant events to check out this weekend
Fun things to do this weekend.
UNTOLD has come to an end, leaving a lasting impression on the global festival scene. With over 185,000 music fans from across the globe attending, including 45,000 on the final day, the festival transformed Expo City Dubai into a musical paradise.
Attention foodies! Get ready for a delectable weekend since the much-awaited Taste of Dubai food festival is back this weekend! From Friday, 23 February to Sunday, 25 February, indulge in a culinary extravaganza at Skydive Dubai.
Experience the vibrant culture of Japan in the heart of Dubai at the Museum of the Future with Salt Camp's Japanese festival.
The weekend is around the corner, and with Dubai being the hub for everything fun, hip and happening, if you are looking to attend concerts, shows and events in the emirate, Discover Dubai is back with its ultimate weekend guide.
Get ready for an exciting long weekend because Dubai has thrilling events, activities, concerts, musicals, and more to ensure you're thoroughly entertained.
The musical show will be run from 13 to 15 May
The five shows will be held from 5 to 7 May at the Coca-Cola Arena
The festival will be held from 12 to 22 May
The silver anniversary June tour has an amazing line up
Get ready to rock and roll in Dubai as the Grammy Award-winning reggae and dancehall star Shaggy, joins forces with the legendary R&B group Blackstreet for a sensational concert at Coca-Cola Arena on 11 May 2024.
The event will be held from 21 to 25 June at Expo City Dubai
Top things to do in Bur Dubai, Karama, Al Mankhool, Al Jaddaf and Oud Metha
The exhibition is open till 30 June
Exciting events happening this weekend!
Time for a break and some fun this weekend
The singer will perform on 8 October at the Coca Cola Arena
If you want to make the most of your weekends in the emirate by enjoying events, live shows and more, Discover Dubai has got you covered with the ultimate weekend guide.
Amazing activities to enjoy this weekend!
Make this weekend a fun one!
Some last weekend of the month fun!
Get ready for a great tour filled with loads of laughs!
The concert will be held on 7 October at Coca-Cola Arena
To honour the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment has introduced a variety of thrilling events, entertaining attractions, and retail specials happening throughout the city this week. 
Dubai is gearing up for a blast from the past with iconic 90s bands B*Witched and Eternal set to rock the stage at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on 20 April.
As December unfolds, winter and festive cheer have officially descended upon Dubai. To ensure you fully embrace this joyful holiday season, the Theatre of Digital Art in Souk Madinat Jumeirah is presenting Dubai's first-ever 5D show.
The Laughter Factory May lineup is sure to fill you with laughs
Get ready, Dubai! Brace yourselves for another incredible performance as Tom Grennan, the chart-topping, multi-BRIT Award nominee, is set to take the stage at The Agenda in Dubai Media City on 24 May, 2024.
The event will be held on 27 February
Make the most of the amazing National Day weekend
The show will be held on 30 October
Indian actor and comedian Vir Das is set to perform in Dubai in 28 September at Dubai Opera
Fun activities for the weekend
Michael Jackson tribute star Ben Bowman will perform amazing dance routines and songs by the King of Pop on 17 December at Coca-Cola Arena
We CANNOT keep CALM, as the lineup for UNTOLD Music Festival, making its Middle East debut at Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February 2024, has been revealed.
Coke Studio fans, it's time to unite and glee in excitement since the highly-anticipated second edition of Coke Studio Live is all set to take stage at Coca-Cola Arena on 25 November.
Three shows will be held at L'Alliance Française and at Skylight at Arjaan By Rotana
The show will run from 21 to 26 February 2023 at Dubai Opera
Cityland Mall, the world's first nature-inspired family-friendly shopping spot, has teamed up with Spacetoon, a top family content provider in the Arab region, to bring you the Cityland Dubai Toy Festival.
The show will be held on 9 October
Michelin-starred restaurants to feature at the return of one of Dubai's favourite events
Top things to do in Downtown Dubai, DIFC, Business Bay, Al Meydan and Dubai Design District
Things to check out this weekend
Enjoy an amazing performance by Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle 8 September at Coca-Cola Arena
Mums can now enjoy the ultimate relaxation with or without the children at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Enjoy a funny show this month!
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