My servitude saw me undertaking many roles. I started pulling pints in a dive bar and washing dishes in a small kitchen and at my peak, I served my own seasonal cocktails to Cate Blanchet, hosted a private wine dinner for Crime writer Peter James and even been tipped by Bruce Springsteen for my coffee skills.
My tenure in the world of Gastronomy has given me incredible insight and my extensive network fuels my content today. I’ve practised sabrage with a Champagne flute at GH Mumms exclusive Windmill and had a private dinner for 3 at Hennessys Private Mansion, Chateau Bagnolet with their global ambassador Jean-Michel Chochet.
I’ve had coffee with Famed Chef Marcus Waering in a garden and I’ve even talked on length to Caroline Rosen, the president of Tales of the Cocktail about gardening!
At the year of my leave, I was living in the middle of Ashdown forest, you know the one where Winnie the Pooh lives? Being part of the management team in one of the most prestigious Country Hotels in the UK and its Michelin starred restaurant. I had created a cocktail menu shortlisted for the Imbibe Drinks list of the year award and developed a bar program they still continue today. But I wanted to see the world. My travel bug had peaked and I wanted to explore the rich diversity that food and drink culture had to offer. Having travelled for 2 years now and from my experiences, I can now comfortable promote the most incredible gourmand experiences, from Champagne tours in Epernay to Coffee Farms in Chiang Mai. Cocktails on Singapore’s Marina Bay floating Ship to the best Duck Noodle Soup in Bangkok.
And that’s why I started Gastronomer Lifestyle. To be a trusted voice and guide for those wanted to explore the world through their own taste.
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