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Monica Galetti

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Feb 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Monica Galetti

Monica Galetti Background: Born in Samoa and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, Chef Monica Galetti moved to Britain in 1999 to work alongside Michel Roux Jnr at the two Michelin starred, Le Gavroche in London. She became a household name in 2008 when she joined the BBC1 team as a judge on Masterchef:The Professionals…

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Pierre Thiam

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jan 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam Born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, the bustling and culturally diverse West African metropolis, Thiam pays homage to traditional West African cuisine through his thoughtful approach to food.   He is currently the Co-Founder of Yolélé Foods, a purpose-driven African food company launched in 2017 that specializes in African superfoods.  Thiam is also the Executive Chef at the celebrated Nok by Alara in Lagos,…

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Eddy Fernández Monte

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jan 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Eddy Fernández Monte

Eddy Fernández Monte For 15 years, Chef Fernandez Monte is the president of the federation of culinary associations of Cuba who has more than 70 000 members and he is a reference in the Cuban gastronomy scene and with international prestige. He is in this profession n for almost 40 years  and a very popular…

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Rangi Mitaera-Johnson

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Sep 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Rangi Mitaera-Johnson

Rangi Mitaera-Johnson Background: The Cook Islands-based Chef Rangi Mitaera-Johnson always had aspirations of working in the food world. However, instead of following her heart, she followed her head and after leaving school at a young age, she pursued more “secure” office work, and worked several part-time jobs cleaning and even had a six month stint…

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Namalu Coffee Ltd, Papua New Guinea

By CTA Admin | Sep 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Namalu Coffee Ltd, Papua New Guinea

Discover Namalu Coffee Ltd, unique coffee maker from Papua New Guinea.                       Could you please introduce Namalu Coffee Ltd? Where is your coffee grown? We are farmers and operate in Papua New Guinea. We are located in the heart of Goroka Eastern Highlands Province and…

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Sam Timoko

By CTA Admin | Sep 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Sam Timoko

Sam Timoko President of the Cook Islands Chefs Association, Chef  Sam Timoko  is devoted to promoting traditional Polynesian cuisine not only at local level, but also internationally. Chef Timoko received his training in New Zealand at the Auckland University of Technology.   Interview: Chef Sam Timoko, you advocate a healthy and traditional Polynesian cuisine locally…

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Kirk Ruck

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Aug 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Kirk Ruck

Kirk Ruck Background: Cooking in some of Barbados’ five-star hotels is a far cry from his grand-mom Adella’s kitchen, but Chef Kirk Ruck owes his love of Caribbean cuisine to her. Raised in the Parish of Christ Church in southern Barbados, food has been an integral part of Chef Kirk’s life since his childhood. It…

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Noni Masombuka

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Aug 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Noni Masombuka

Noni Masombuka Background: A love of fresh produce has inspired Chef Noni Masombuka to become one of South Africa’s innovative and experimental culinary creators. Raised in rural KwaNdebele, in a small South African town called, Noni is one of five children. An introvert, when Noni was young, she would rather be found in her grandmother’s…

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Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

By CTA Admin | Aug 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

Driven by a passion of local cuisine, Flavours of Fiji was created so visitors could enjoy and immerse themselves in Fiji’s local culture. Local home-style cooks showcase their delicious local dishes boasting both Fijian & Indo-Fijian flavours. Offering Market Tours & Fijian Cooking Classes, guests start the day with an informative guided market tour through…

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