My Breakfast: Poached eggs, runny of course
My Knives: Always with Japanese Santoku
Most Overused Spice: Cinnamon
Favorite Foodie Destination: Tapas in La Boqueria (Traditional market in Las Ramblas, Barcelona)
Favorite Kitchen Gadget: Chinese wok. Nothing better to keep the flavor in vegetables
Favorite Food Aroma: That moment you add garlic in hot olive oil. Mmmmmm
Q: Why did you first get into cooking?
I’m very close to my mother and since I was very young I loved spending time, watching and helping her in the kitchen.
Q: Where were you before you came to Kuwait?
I was working as a Chef in Bali, Indonesia.
Q: Describe your favorite dish from your home country.
Uff, the most simple one. Good homemade bread soaked with tomato and extra virgin olive oil and topped with Iberian ham.
Q: Name three ingredients you can’t live without in the kitchen.
Onion, olive oil and sugar.
Q: What is the most important part of a sandwich?
Good bread makes the difference.
Q: How does your personality differ inside and outside the kitchen?
In the kitchen I’m very professional and organized. I have to be in control of everything and make sure everything runs smoothly. Sometimes I have to be the serious one, even if I’m not. In my private life I’m more laid back and easy-going.
Q: When you’re not cooking, what do you do for fun?
I like to paint graffiti, spend time with friends, dance. When I was in Barcelona I regularly took part in dance competitions.
Q: If you weren’t a chef, what would you like to be?
A mechanic for old-timer cars. It’s my dream to have a small garage and restore old cars.
Q: If you could choose, what would your ‘last supper’ be?
“Arros a la Cubana” is a really simple dish – boiled rice, tomato sauce and fried egg. Reminds me of my childhood. Best memories!!!