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Food lover unafraid of hard work
Hello and welcome to my profile! I’m Ligia Mendes, cooking is my passion. I spend more time cooking, planning to cook, and serving that cooked food than any other activities in my life.
My parents are from Cap-Vert, I was born in Portugal, grown up in France, lived in 5 different countries in the past 12 years and traveled to 24 countries. While traveling, I like to immerse myself in the local cuisine. My background and passion for travel is reflected in my cooking.
When it comes to food I take multiply aspect of different cultures and fuses them to make your beautiful and delicious dish. I'm creative and love to try new things
I have been cooking for friends and family since my young age but began my professional career as a chef 2 years ago. I started working in a Basque restaurant then in a french restaurant in a 5 starts hotel, both in London. Today living in Zurich, I wish to continue my career - growing and learning new skills as I go.
I'm a conscientious, honest,reliable and trustworthy person. As a Chef, I work hard and thrive under pressure. I'm capable of dealing with various dietary requirements, last minute changes and alterations in numbers.
For me, cooking is...
another way to travel.... discovering new cultures, flavors, without taking an airplane...
I learned to cook at...
I honed my culinary skills through self-instruction, through various classes and through practical experience working in different restaurants.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Anne-Sophie Pic, a French chef, three Michelin stars.
A cooking secret...
is the quality of the ingredients...
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 Zürich. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Zürich for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Zürich and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Weekly healthy meals in Zürich, prepared in your home or delivered once per week
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