Tag Archive: Interview

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ALPER UZUNDURUKAN

Chef Alper Uzundurukan’s journey into the food world was one of fate and he had never looked back. He started in a small Italian café in Turkey and worked his way into the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF JITIN JOSHI

This blog has to start with both a confession and an apology. Confession: I interviewed Chef Jitin a year ago (Yikes!) and as much as I loved him and what he shared, I… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF HARI NAYAK

I had enjoyed Chef Hari Nayak’s food before I even knew he was responsible for it. This was when I visited Bombay Bungalow at The Beach on JBR. When I dined at Masti,… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF NICOLAS BACHEYRE

Nicolas was the first Pastry Chef I interviewed for Chef Talk – and it was a super start. I was invited by Sopexa for a workshop to learn all about cream – which… Continue reading

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

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