I am Portuguese but I consider myself a person of the world as one of my favourite things in life is to travel.
My inspiration is the sea which motivates me to sail and navigate the world for different experiences and flavours.
I graduated from the hotel industry and tourism school of the Algarve.
I am challenge driven with a clear vision of what I want to achieve in my professional career. I have worked my way through 5***** hotels and in the kitchens of Chefe Cordeiro, Lisbon and the Michelin starred São Gabriel here in the Algarve.
My talent, creativity and passion for food was quickly recognised and I am very proud to have been chosen by APTECE, the Portuguese Association of Economy and Culinary Tourism, to represent Portugal and it’s cuisine across the globe. Amongst others, I have travelled throughout Russia, China, Japan, Cuba, Italy and France promoting my home country and it’s food.
I am most passionate about pastry and sweets and I had an article published in 2016 by Portuguese industry magazine ‘Event Point’ dedicated to my love of the art of pastry and desserts.
For the last 3 years I have worked as a chef at one of the leading catering companies here in the Algarve’s golden triangle.
With all the experience and knowledge gained in this time I am today a proud business partner and director of Food Perspective, ‘the unique caterer’, confident in providing a premium quality service to clients in the region.
One of the most important things for me, as a Chef, is a respect for food and an understanding that cooking is not only a necessity but a privilege.
My motto: ‘Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul’.
Now don’t be shy, ask me to make your all time favourite dessert!