Karim has quite the gastronomical pedigree. His mother was a chef, and his father loved cooking. They first ran a restaurant in Tripoli, Libya, and then opened up a 5-star piano bar restaurant in Milan, where they stayed for 30 years and received numerous awards and recognitions.
He inherited his passion for cooking from his parents. His mother used to make the menus for their restaurants, and taught Karim. His father showed him how to enjoy cooking - to forget the living room exists and to live in the kitchen - to get a glass of wine, put some music on, bring your friends and start cooking. Karim always says without passion, there is no point in cooking, your plates will never be good.
Karim's siblings are also foodies -- his sister is running a restaurant in Milan, and his other brothers have a lasagna business and a wedding catering business.