Ever since I was young I have enjoyed cooking, I would throw different ingredients together and create my own new masterpiece (creative — not often tasty). My sister was a very picky eater (and still is) so I would try to disguise vegetables into certain dishes in order to make her eat things that she didn’t like. To this day I continue to experiment with my food, I love to experience new flavours and really enjoy getting creative with my food. I chose to go to culinary school because it’s something that has always been close to me and I hope to learn new techniques that I can incorporate into my own style of cooking.
I have never worked in the industry before but I would very much like to one day. I would love to try all the different positions that relate to the industry — not just a chef. I think that as a person in the culinary field you need to know the different positions that revolve around your work. For example; waiter, bartender, sous chef, chef, etc. I would personally like to try all these roles throughout my life to know how each position operates.
My philosophy of cooking is that there is no such thing as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ when it comes to food. Each person you meet has had a different experience with food than you; new techniques can always be learnt. A chef that I grew up watching on The Food Network was Rachael Ray, she was always adored by my household and I have many cookbooks by her. One quote that every chef should live by from Rachael is, “Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet – the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up!”. I could not agree more, if you are truly passionate about your work you will never stop learning.
My hope is that this blog will too help me learn more about food and grow as a culinary professional. I currently have a food instagram account that I post on occasionally. I basically use it to document what I eat, where I eat, and my opinions on the dish. I also sometimes talk about health and fitness and just my life in general. I’m hoping that this blog can be a further extension of my instagram and that I will be able to incorporate both of them together to further share my thoughts on culinary.
One of my favourite food accounts that I follow on instagram is called@trainer_pam, this account was created by Pam Chan, a personal trainer. Pam’s account always puts a smile on my face as her food is always smiling back at me! She’s a bit of a kid at heart and always creates faces with her food that I find absolutely amusing. On top of the funny faces, all of her food is healthy and wholesome, I always look forward to her posts. Definitely check out her account if you’re interested in food with a smile.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about me and I hope that you will enjoy my blog posts in the future!