I love food. I love it’s smells, it’s textures, it’s tastes, it’s colours, and all it’s memory inducing qualities. I love how it can bring people together and give even the oddest groups of people something to connect over. New ingredients and combinations excite me and that’s why I am always trying new cuisines and new ingredients. Although on a weeknight I’m only too happy to go back to classic combinations that I know and love. I have mainly worked in hospitality and have studied a few different subjects at university and Tafe, including Fine Arts, Architecture, and Teaching. It was only on a year long trip to Central and South America, that I finally realised that all I want to do is cook. Cooking gives me the right balance of creativity and structure from the point of choosing what to cook, to buying the produce, to cooking it and finally enjoying a meal with friends. Designing and taking photos of my cooking experiences adds another element of creativity, and I am learning more about it as I go along. Not everything I do works but it’s all part of the experience!