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Kirk Ruck

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

Kirk Ruck 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 is…

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Noni Masombuka

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

Noni Masombuka 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 garden…

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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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Discover Cacao Fiji : cacao beans for craft chocolate makers of the world

By CTA Admin | Aug 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Discover Cacao Fiji : cacao beans for craft chocolate makers of the world

Interview with Arif Khan, Founder/Director, Cacao Fiji, Fiji Arif Khan, a native Fijian and founder of Cacao Fiji, saw potential for new life in this industry. After working as a realtor in California for seventeen years, Arif decided he wanted to return to his roots and pursue “something agriculture-based…and with an element of social impact.”…

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Christian Abégan

By CTA Admin | Aug 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Christian Abégan

Christian Abégan Born in Cameroon, Christian Abégan has become the benchmark for African cuisine. He has been showing off his skills ever since he graduated from “Le Cordon Bleu” school in Paris. After graduating, he returned to his country of birth, from where he then embarked on a long culinary exploration which took him from…

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Discover Aelan Vanuatu’s Original Chocolate Makers!

By CTA Admin | Jul 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Discover Aelan Vanuatu’s Original Chocolate Makers!

Interview with Sandrine Wallez, Manager, AELAN Chocolate Makers, Vanuatu 1) What is ‘ACTIV’, its mains activities, products and partners ? ACTIV (Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu) Association is a local organisation based in Port Vila the capital of Vanuatu which works for the economical, social and environmental empowerment of the marginalized and most disadvantaged small scale…

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Charles Toto

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jul 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Charles Toto

Charles Toto Founder of the Papua Jungle Chef Community and ambassador for traditional Papuan gastronomy. Fate had a part to play when Charles Toto’s life path changed from becoming a lawyer to entering the food world. In 2006, Chef Charles established the Papua Jungle Chef Community, a network of enthusiasts from across the Indonesian region…

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Nompumelelo Mqwebu

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jul 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Nompumelelo Mqwebu

Nompumelelo Mqwebu Hailing from the streets of Umlazi in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu never imagined her passion for cooking and food would be her passport to travel internationally. Chef Nompumelelo is an ardent food traveller – come author – who always utilised every opportunity to learn, share and unite with food and people. In…

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John Hazzard

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jun 18, 2018 | Comments Off on John Hazzard

John A Hazzard ” Influencing Caribbean cuisine ” Barbados-based Chef John A Hazzard has keen ambitions to be instrumental in putting Caribbean cuisine on the map and is doing his utmost to make this a reality. “I hope I have some influence on Caribbean cuisine being recognised for its distinct flavours and unique taste from here…

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