Maher Al Balushi trained at NHI in 2003 and completed an NVQ Level 2 in Food and Beverage Service. After graduating from NHI Maher joined the Rainforest Restaurant as a waiter and after 6 months he was promoted to the position of Captain. In 2005 he joined Starbucks where he was trained and developed in Barista techniques and skills. A year later he joined The Chedi hotel as a waiter, was promoted to a Section Holder in the restaurant shortly after and in 2009 was promoted to a Captain role and still currently holds this position. Maher aspires to become a Restaurant Manager in the near future.