Chef Cynthia Kurui Intercontinental Nairobi
I’m a 24-year-old, who’s keen about every little thing culinary.
I’ve at all times had an curiosity in meals and the way it represents completely different cultures and locations
It all started from watching a present by Jamie Oliver, I used to be mesmerized by his distinctive aptitude and the way he embraced a numerous type of cooking methods. This led me to affix Kenya Utalii College to pursue my profession in Culinary Gastronomy, then later joined Intercontinental Nairobi.
Having the chance and publicity working on the Intercont and beneath the steerage and mentorship of my present Executive chef Simon Wanjau has enabled me to experiment and discover completely different meal pairing and creating my very own signature dishes
I used to be additionally a part of the staff that catered for the then president of United States Barak Obama at state, and far different head of states
The competitors I gained was beneath the worldwide class, having come third place two years again challenged me to get the Gold medal that I really consider was meant for me. The Kenya National tourism competitors is probably the most prestigious and revered culinary contest presently in Kenya, held on the Utalii College yearly.
There had been 46 contestants from numerous prime inns across the nation; we had Three hours to arrange a 3-course meal from a thriller basket that are components avoided you till you get to the place and you’re solely allowed to make use of components from the indicated objects
My menu was as follows
Herb and pepper-crusted Beef Medallion Vegetable parcel, Pomme fondant and brandy butter jus
Butterscotch tower With a combined berry compote and pulled sugar.
Any competitors is at all times extra about gauging your expertise in menu preparation and presentation than successful. For me, successful this competitors justified the exhausting work that my cooks have put into coaching me, and all of the exhausting hours that I’ve put in to change into a fantastic chef. I’ve many extra competitions, God keen, and stay up for the actual challenges of the long run.