Having had the opportunity in serving the hospitality industry for over 30 years in various capacities from hotels to private sectors and corporate America; from cost controlling to cooking, management and training and development; yet my passion remains cooking exotic foods and developing new recipes.
I started my career with Hilton International in 1978 where I trained in all departments and became the Organization's Youngest Executive through successful cost control. Also, I received training in cooking and kitchen management from Austria. After learning the basic cooking techniques and training I developed my expertise in cost effective cooking while using the highest quality ingredients.
While living abroad in those times, when not all the ingredients were readily available I felt the need of creating / modifying the recipes, so that they are still edible and one would not feel alienated and deprived. My cooking is based on the self-created concept of Creating something from nothing What that means is to create a dish or various dishes from all or whatever ingredients are readily available in the pantry and the refrigerator.
Presently I work as a consultant where I assist people in developing a concept depending on the demographics and needs. Develop recipes, standardizing them and establishing systems that would not only control the costs to the lowest level while ensuring a smooth and flawless food operation.
Baking is fun as you can involve the entire family when baking your favorite recipe. Baked recipes are a perfect tea time companion. Kids love the idea of baking and munching on their all time favorite and most delicious chocolate chip cookies.
Cookies, Cakes, Chicken, Pizza, chocolate recipes, pies and tarts recipes are the most common categories of baking recipes. American cuisine and Italian Cuisines are very famous for their baking recipes. Baking and Chocolate go along very well.
Baking recipes are usually quick and easy. Simply whip up all of the ingredients together and throw them into the oven and viola, the aroma will fill the house. Food that is baked is usually low fat hence goes along very well with health conscious individuals and a healthy lifestyle.