Tag Archive: Interview

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 FRANCESCO STARA

Chef Francesco Stara was born to be in a kitchen. In my little fairytale vision, I would like to believe that he took his first faltering steps in his parent’s restaurant, followed by… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with 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

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! With PAOLA BOZZUI

I love pasta! Unfortunately at home I am limited to packet pasta thanks to my lack of cooking skills. But all that has now changed – not the cooking skills part – but… Continue reading