Get to know me better
I am a passionate explorer of the nature of things while trying to find balance in my actions.
Always looking for ways to grow in every aspect possible so that as time goes by I will be able to contribute more and more to those around me.
I apply this to my profession also and have had the time to develop a unique array of knowledge in the cooking world and it’s so fun bring it all together by presenting my passion on the table. Since my 17 years of age I began this adventure and have worked in many restaurants and hotels in Portugal, Switzerland and Macau and including high sea cruise ships .
If you leave it all to me I will always look to prepare what is in season and I always look to bring about well balanced flavour filled healthy food. Nevertheless I love challenges and will bring up dishes of your desire or build upon ideas you might have.
For me, cooking is...
The ability to transform foods wile preserving or enhancing their nature.
I learned to cook at...
School of tourism in Coimbra and Aveiro were my schooling institutions but learning is to be continued....
A role model in the kitchen is...
I have many role models and I try to absorve what is for me the best “ways” of each one.
A cooking secret...
Understand the ingredient more than the recipe.
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 Porches. Simply tell me what you're craving!
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Porches and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Hire me as a culinary consultant in Porches to help you with your restaurant.
Book your experience with Rogerio Bento Rogerio
Specify the details of your requests and our Chefs will send you a customised menu.