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A culinary nomad always trying to find new ideas.
I have been a chef for 15 years with 10 years in restaurants and the last 5 years mainly as a private chef.
My professional career began in Bristol where I was trained by 2 brothers Edgar & Jojo Davids (head chef and sushi chef) for 10 weeks before taking over as head chef. I spent 2 years there learning all the way with a part crew of Japanese part time chefs who guided my taste buds in the right direction. I spent another. 2 years in London as a head chef of 2 restaurants before taking a step back and moving to Nobu a much larger operation for 2 years culminating in 4 months in St Moritz which opened my eyes to different opportunites.
I returned to London to expand my repatoire working in a number of restaurants and agencies over the next few years learning many new things along the way.
Eventually I ended up back in Switzerland, Verbier for my first season working for a high end chalet company. I have spent the last 6 winters there work freelance for the last 3 years with my own private clients and making sushi in a restaurant part time when possible. During summers I have worked in private villa's, opening a Zurich restaurant and the past 3 years on a 90 metre Yacht with 2 years as head chef cooking for up to 38 guests and 45 crew.
I am currently on a culinary tour of Asia including Japan, Singapore, Hong-kong, Thailand and Cambodia.
For me, cooking is...
something that makes me happy and also something that I still have the opportunity to learn continually from.
I learned to cook at...
home in Hong-Kong while I was a Dj, learning Thai cuisine and basic Chinese. Professionally in a Japanese restaurant in Bristol Uk.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My Mother and late Grandmother who would effortlessly create amazing food constantly and keeping cool heads while doing so.
A cooking secret...
is to enjoy it as it always taste's better that way.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Bagnes. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Bagnes for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Bagnes and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Hire me as a culinary consultant in Bagnes to help you with your restaurant.
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