Where did you work previously? Prior to joining the company, I handled other large-volume business in London and Zurich. I worked 10 years for Sheraton Atlantis in Zurich as well as for Sheraton in London. In Switzerland I also worked for Hyatt and SV Group, which is a big catering company.
What is your favorite food? I enjoy food and dining in general. My favorites are the Mediterranean and Asian cuisines.
What attracted you to airline catering? When I first walked in to the kitchen in Zurich, I was so absolutely impressed that I couldn’t even say a word. It is just amazing how all this food finds the right way to the right plane -- all the logistics behind what we do. Plus, I have always been a fan of flying and of any avionic thing.
What inspired you to be a chef? I always enjoyed going out with my parents to top hotels and nice restaurants around the world. But for me, it was very clear, very early on, that I wanted to cook. When I was 10 years old, my mother was away for a few days, and my father had to cook. Let’s just say that asked my father: “Please let me try tonight to do dinner.” Of course he was happy to say yes, and I made my first dish -- a Filet Wellington.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not cooking? I spend as much time as I can with my family.