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May 2020 Featured Chef: May Ling

May 2020 Featured Chef: May Ling

May Ling grew up in the shadow of her father who is a successful businessman. In university, she studied Bachelors of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws due to the influence of the business background of the family. However, nearing the end of her double degree, she soon realised that it was not what she wanted to pursue in life and decided to only complete her Commerce degree and moved on to patisserie shortly after. May Ling has also worked at a fine dining restaurant in Singapore for a year.   Realising that she needed a strong foundation to succeed in...

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April 2020 Featured Chef: Corentin Poirier-Martinet

April 2020 Featured Chef: Corentin Poirier-Martinet

Originally from the 11th arrondissement of Paris, Corentin has been a lover of pastry and gourmet foods since he was a child. Raised with traditional and familial French foods, his mother and grandmother gave him his taste for flavorful things. Son of an influential Parisian librarian, Corentin’s father would transmit passion and perseverance to him. As a young child, Corentin would go to the closest bakery every morning to have fresh bread with his father. The smell of the bread and beauty of pastries made him fall in love with the field. From age 7, Corentin did not stop making...

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March 2020 Featured Chef: David Zamudio

March 2020 Featured Chef: David Zamudio

At only 25 years of age, chef David Zamudio has managed to travel the world exercising his passion for cooking. David was raised in the eastern province of Venezuela, known as Estado de Oriente. At age 12 his parents divorced and after the divorce each of his parents had to start a new life which involved time and essentially starting from scratch. Through this time David spent a lot of it alone, and as a good man, he was always hungry. This led to him experimenting in the kitchen with simple things: pasta, eggs, sautéed vegetables, and pork chops. Eventually...

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February 2020 Featured Chef: Shimon Otsuka

February 2020 Featured Chef: Shimon Otsuka

Photo credit: Spencer Pernikoff @whiskeyandsoba Born and raised in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan, food played a big roll in my life. Growing up, I was always in the kitchen making dinner with my father or baking with my mother. When I was in third grade, I received a cookbook and was constantly trying to recreate the recipes. Although the results varied, the science behind baking fascinated me. Coming home from school, I couldn’t wait to make bread for the next morning! Soon I began selling bagels to friends and neighbors, using my profits to buy cookbooks or pastry tools....

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January 2020 Featured Chef: Janelle Manning

January 2020 Featured Chef: Janelle Manning

Growing up in a very small town in northern British Columbia, Canada, baking and cooking have always been a big part of my family`s life. I was determined to do something with my life but at the time, I wasn't sure in what direction that would take me. Eventually at university, I decided to study child development and art therapy where one of my professors suggested I work in developmental research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. While in my fourth year of university I was scouted to become a model. It was then that I started my modeling career in...

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