“Food is more than mere sustenance for the body. Food is a gift from nature that ought to be appreciated and treated with respect. It brings people together, be it strangers, family or friends, in joyous thankfulness for a lovingly made meal”
My love for flavours began in the home kitchen. From as young as 9 years old, I eagerly prepared home-cooked meals for my family. My mom taught me family recipes handed down for generations, and would always insist on using the freshest ingredients — instilling an appreciation for tradition and the importance of the right produce from a young age.
In my teenage years I moved to South of France and eventually Paris where I lived, studied, trained, and worked in a Michelin kitchen, luxury hotels and currently as an In-flight Chef for private aviation VVIP dining at 45,000 feet. Over the years, my love for food grew even stronger and my values towards food were formed. My time in France still inspires me; I remember being mesmerised as I watched how the finest ingredients from the land were turned into culinary masterpieces to be savoured and enjoyed.
In search of the world's most pleasurable and satisfying taste sensations exclusively prepared for the few — I have developed a deep appreciation and respect for artisanal ingredients and all that they stand for. From their incredible flavours, to the age-old traditions behind them and dedicated people who created them.
Some of these ingredients are Le Beurre Bordier the Rolls Royce of butter, fresh truffles from Tartuffi Morra, Sturia caviar which is considered caviar haute couture and multi-award winning Castillo de Canena premium olive oil.
What makes it so special? If you ask the man behind the butter, Jean-Yves Bordier, he'll say something like, "I haven't invented anything new, I use old methods that respect the land, the animals, and tradition."
The joy of experiencing them is something I hope to bring to your dining room. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learnt throughout my journey, it’s how food, people and family are intimately connected. Dining together with friends and family is one of life’s innocent delights.
I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to handle these amazing ingredients, creating pleasurable and satisfying taste sensations for others to enjoy. You have a unique opportunity to savour the same passion I have for fine food, from the masters who created it.
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Bon Appetit !