Enrique Limardo-July 17

Chef of the Month (July) Enrique Limardo. After much globe-trotting, Enrique Limardo settles in Baltimore to become the executive chef of the contemporary Venezuelan restaurant Alma Cocina Latina. Enrique’s food is inspired by the ingredients and traditional dishes that portray the tropical region of his childhood. He plays with them by using contemporary techniques and combining…

Jűrgen Koens-June 2017

Chef of the Month (June) Jűrgen Koens. On January 15, 1977, I was born in Zeelandic Flanders and was both literally and figuratively spoon-fed the taste for everything relating to food. I will never forget the smell of baked goods in my grandmother’s kitchen. This is where my passion for my profession started. Experiences At the…

Jordy van Ettinger- April 2017

Chef of the month (April) Jordy van Ettinger. I’m Jordy van Ettinger, 25years old, from Netherlands. I have worked as a pastry chef for the past five years in a beautiful patisserie two-star restaurant called Aan de Poel at Amstelveen. It is very different in a Patisserie kitchen than in a normal kitchen because a…

Michael Marthas- March 2017

Chef of the month (March) Michael Marthas. An honourable Greek/American Chef Michael Marthas was born in Clearwater Florida Dec 13, 1986. He is the second child of the family. He grew up with fast food and snacks like most children but mostly grew up with home cooked meal at home with his Mother, Grandmother and Grandfather.…

Parastoo Jafari-November

Chef of the month (November) Parastoo Jafari. My name is Parastoo Jafari. I am currently 28 years old living in Iran. I initially studied graphic design. However, I ended up graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking/Editing. From a young age, my passion has always involved cooking. Therefore, it has motivated me to study further in Cookery…

Tommy Fitzback-October

Chef of the month (October) Tommy Fitzback. My name is Tommy Fitzback, and I’m 25 years old, born and raised in Montréal, I studied Pastry and Cooking. I enjoy the sweet world much more than the salty one, but I can manage both. Some of my dishes are improvised well others are more thought out but…

Chef Jaco-September

Chef of the month (September) Chef Jaco. I firmly believe “The art is in the eating” and a good meal must play with your feelings and evoke memories. An empty plate to me is like an open canvas. It is where the final art is taking place, the last brush stroke, the paint drops of…

Miiro Tähti-June

Chef of the month (June) Miiro Tähti. My name is Miiro Tähti and I’m 22 years old, and I’m working at Scandinavian Bistro called Salutorget. (Helsinki) Before that I worked in Puijo Tower restaurant (fine dining) in Kuopio which was my hometown for 19 years. I was born in Jyväskylä in 1993. My hobby besides cooking is…

Joshua Retzer-May

Chef of the month (May) Joshua Retzer. My name is Joshua Retzer from Australia, and I’ve been professionally cooking now for seven years, simply starting off as a kitchen porter who wanted nothing less than to be a cook yet found myself entwined within the life which is, indulging in honing my craft and quickly…