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…

Ivan Djukic

My name is Ivan Djukic, and I am a chef. Iv worked in the kitchen for the past 20 years and am currently working at a restaurant called Lipov Hlad in Osijek Croatia. I do a lot of catering and culinary art. I am also a member of the culinary art national team of Croatia.…

Estephan Fernandez

My name is Estephan Fernandez, and I’m from the United States I am a professional chef at the number 5 steakhouse in the world, #3 in the U.S. as well as a competitive NPC athlete. I am currently training for my 54th comp now on December 10th. Fitness is my passion and food fuels that.…

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 everything is very simple and sometimes well…

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 passion come together to form food art.…

Dzintars Kristovskis

My name is Dzintars Kristovskis from Latvia. I started as a cook 11 years ago in some chain fast food restaurants to get away from responsibilities that had to do with my previous career choice. Since then I’ve been working as a line cook in different establishments and wondering – is this what’s cooking all…

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 Ultimate Frisbee. Couldn’t image a life…

Antonis kourkoutas

My name is Antonis kourkoutas, and I come from Greece. I started cooking 13 years ago and since then I have been working in different restaurants with different cooking styles. I also worked in caterings, as a private chef, yacht chef, and consultant chef. All these jobs gave me the opportunity to decide which cooking…