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Meet Chef Oumar Diouf

Chef Oumar has been working for over 10 years in the restaurant and catering business. He only uses the best local ingredients to create a fusion between traditional culinary and global cooking.

In his journey after culinary school, Oumar has lead many different teams in several restaurants in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States. Those restaurants ranged from casual dining to luxury fine dining.

Diversity is what makes his his concept and cuisine stand out.

During the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Oumar proudly lead a kitchen team in charge of cooking for five Houses: the NBA House, Australian Olympic Center, New Balance's House, Casa Cartan and Casa Time Brazil. The daily number of guests to serve exceeded five thousand people.

As a successful Chef, Oumar takes the initiative to do whatever it takes to reach the goal of making customers happy with an immersive dining experience.

What Does Damel Mean?

The name “Damel” used to be the title given to the king of the Wolof kingdom of Cayor which was located in modern-day Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, West Africa.

We consider The Damel to be a unique place in the Bay Area which presents a typical experience of Senegalese, Brazilian & Argentinian cuisine.

We have combined a restaurant and a unique catering service with dynamic event programs and quality handcrafted products.