Chef Romain Avril

Born in Paris, France in 1985, Trademark Executive Chef Romain Avril discovered his passion for cooking at the early age of thirteen. By seventeen, he was working at a 1 Michelin Star restaurant in Brittany. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in French and Chinese gastronomy in his native France while concurrently working at 1 and…

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 them magically with those ingredients from…

Marco Tola

My name is Marco Tola, and I’m from Sardinia Italy. I started in the industry at the age of 21. I get inspired by the beautiful products that nature gives us. The amazing colours, structures and forms that pop right out of the ground. Everything is Art for me. Cooking is all about the food. But…

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 age of 14, I got a…

Chef Kirk Westaway

Chef Kirk Westaway presents nature’s finest through a harmonious interplay of quality ingredients at JAAN. The pure simplicity of Chef Kirk’s creations belie the many layered intricacies that go into crafting them. He adds a dramatic touch to the fine dining experience at JAAN with his bold yet elegant combination of flavours and textures, as…

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 pastry chef is not a Cook. In the…

Chef 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. He learned at a young age…

Ryan Lory

My name is Ryan Lory, and I am the Executive Chef of Charlie Palmer Steak NY.I am 28 years old, and I  work for The Charlie Palmer Restaurant Group in the food capitol of the world, New York City. I am from Ocean Township, New Jersey where I started my humble beginnings in the restaurant industry.…

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 Management. My preferred specialities are to…