Probably a salad with fresh vegetables from our garden. My grandpa has a whole backyard full of tomatoes, cucumber, iceberg lettuce, zucchini, potatoes, aubergine and a bunch of different berries. However since salad is not really cooking I'm quite sure it was a Penne Pasta Bake with creamy sauce and ham.
When did you realize you wanted to cook professionally?
I was always interested in cooking and worked in a restaurant during my school years for practice; I guess one thing led to the other and here I am now. I was obviously looking into the typical boys jobs back than as well but I couldn't imagine my life now without my cooking.
What’s one your favorite dishes to cook and why?I don’t really cook much at home to be honest! Usually I make myself an easy breakfast in the morning with sauté mushrooms, turkey ham, fried eggs and half an avocado. I also make a mean chili con carne and lasagna; my sister always used to make amazing lasagna when we were young and I was always jealous that hers was better but let’s say now we’ve agreed mine is the best.
What is your most life-changing moment in your life (career-related or otherwise)?
Probably my motorbike accident back in 2009. I got hit by a car and spent some time in hospital in recovery before I went back to work. My colleagues weren't very understanding that I was gone for a month and my contract was about to finish so I decided to look for something else. That's when I decided to go travel Australia which changed my entire life.
You are right, but in terms of cooking it’s of very little influence as I only really learnt a small amount on German cuisine during my apprenticeship. Where it does have an impact is in the organization and admin side of my job, all the boring bits - It’s my German efficiency!