Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it
I love all food, but Asian food holds a special place in my heart - particularly Vietnamese. I can cook Traditional British, French, Italian dishes also, but I am at my happiest when I am experimenting with new Asian fusion dishes.
List of the Chef's favorite ingredients
How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?
I grew up with corporate events going on around me, so from a young age my child care was being in a high chair in the kitchen with all the chefs and trying everything they cooked. I started cooking when I was 15 in my school holidays and term time with Mat Follas (Masterchef Winner 2009) in Dorset. From there my love for food grew so I knew I was going to be a Chef. I have done a few cooking courses, as well as travelling around India and South East Asia, where I spent a month in each country I went to work in various restaurants, hotels and beach resorts.
Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co. Cork
Student (Sep 2015 - Dec 2015)
I did the Ballymaloe 3 month Course in Ireland at the end of 2015 to brush up on some of my skills. Here I learned how to use every ingredient to it's full potential, as well as learning how to manage waste and to keep it to a very minimum. We were taught how to grow our own vegetables, herbs and fruits, as well as making our own cheese in the dairy.
Owner - Private Chef and Mental Health Speaker (Jan 2016-Now)
I set up my business to bring two of my passions together. I work as a Private Chef for various Clients for different occasions (dinner parties, family holidays, freezer filling etc.) as well as writing a blog and doing talks on Mental Health Awareness. The aim of the blog is to help other Mental Health sufferers use cooking as a coping mechanism.
Candidate Resourcer (Nov 2013-Mar 2015)
I was working along side the Consultants at Lumleys in the Catering and Hospitality section, so I have a good understanding of Clients' wants and needs, as well as how the recruitment process works.