After his culinary studies, he went to France to perfect his talents at many Michelin-starred restaurants. He successively took over the reigns of the Mitoyen in Sainte Dorothée, of Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton, the Petit Extra, the Café des Beaux Arts, the Decca 77, as well as the Newtown. He also spent three years as Executive Chef at the Lumiere in Vancouver, where he collaborated with internationally recognized chefs such as Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Charlie Trotter.
Attracted to the arts of cooking from a very young age, Hakim graduated from the ITHQ with a superior cooking diploma. In 2010, he was awarded the Grand Chefs Relais & Chateaux bursary which offered the opportunity to perfect his art throughout many three-star restaurants in Europe and California. In 2012, he is a finalist in the television contest Les Chefs and in 2014, he is the winner of the contest Les Chefs La Revanche. After having been head chef in many Montreal restaurants, he is now owner and chef of the Miel in Montreal.