Category Archive: Interview

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF MASSIMILIANO

Massimiliano comes across as the most lovable teddy bear. He is all smiles and always seems happy. He loves to travel – and that is obvious by the countries he has worked in… Continue reading

SWEET TALK WITH QUDSIA KARIM

My first introduction to Cocosia chocolates was when FoodeMag DXB invited me to the preview of Farzi Café – our take away was a bespoke chocolate made by Cocosia. Fast forward many months… Continue reading

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: TIPS & TRICKS FROM SPINNEY’S CHEF MARK EVANS

Christmas. It’s one of those festive times that means something to everyone. For me growing up as a child, it always represented my brother’s birthday with a proper sit down turkey lunch with… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF WINFRIED HELMETAG

As I sat to transcribe this interview (the time lapse is something I have to ask forgiveness for) I could not help but smile. Chef Winfried started off being guarded but as the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF KELVIN CHEUNG

I wanted to meet the Chef of Bastian – the soon to open seafood restaurant in Bandra. I thought it would be nice to get a first peak, but a leading fashion magazine… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF LUCA TRESOLDI

Chef Luca was forced to shorten his beach lounging day-off thanks to this interview and I was glad he did. He has had a few wonderful kitchen roles working with some  wonderful Chefs… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF OLIVIER CHALEIL

If there is a saying that truly represents Chef Olivier Chaleil’s life it would be the one by Allen Saunders: “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans,” (although… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF INAKA GAMAGE DOM

Growing up, I always thought of Sri Lanka as my second home. Every summer holiday was spent in Colombo at my grand-aunt’s home and every time I meet a Sri Lankan it’s with… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF DARREN VELVICK

When I set out on my Chef Talk adventure I had a list of Chef’s I wanted to meet drawn up. Darren Velvick was on that list. But for reasons that still boggle… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF BRIAN VOELZING

When I first saw Brian, all I could think of was him on a surf board!  But then he donned his Chef coat, and his signature baseball cap and he looked right at… Continue reading