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Chef Tapiwa Mamutse

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jun 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Chef Tapiwa Mamutse

Tapiwa Mamutse Cooking is Chef Tapiwa Mamutse’s passion. When he kits up for his role as Executive Chef at Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, he feels excited – he is fortunate to love what he does so much, his job does not feel like work at all. He utilises the fresh produce he is…

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Muzzy Fernandez

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | May 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Muzzy Fernandez

Muzzy Fernandez Chef Muzzy Fernandez was born and raised in Hawai’i, in the mountains of Kahalu’u, Oahu before moving to the seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts. He eventually returned to his homeland, and graduated with a degree from University of Hawai’i West Campus in Culinary Arts. Chef Muzzy has worked at Hualalai Four Seasons for…

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Inés Páez Nin

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Apr 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Inés Páez Nin

Inés Páez Nin Inés Páez Nin, Chef Tita, is a renowned Dominican chef who has been named the “Ambassador of the New Dominican Cuisine” for being the first chef to focus her cooking line in the rescue of gastronomic heritage and ancestral recipes of the country. Her project “New Dominican Cuisine” focuses on the avant-garde…

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Elijah Amoo Addo

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Apr 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Elijah Amoo Addo

Elijah Amoo Addo Elijah Amoo Addo is a chef, food stylist, social entrepreneur, TV host and recipient of the 2017 Queens Young Leader Award presented by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his contribution towards social development across the commonwealth. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Food for All Africa…

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Rangi Mitaera-Johnson

By CTA Admin | Apr 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Rangi Mitaera-Johnson

Rangi Mitaera-Johnson Chef Rangi Mitaera-Johnson runs a small resort in Cook Islands with her husband   Interview: Chef Rangi Mitaera-Johnson: what motivated you to become chef and what challenges did you face in your career? What do you like the most today in your work? Cooking has been a passion of mine for many years…

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Monica Galetti

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

Monica Galetti 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 and…

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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 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 in…

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