“When it comes to setting up a workshop, kitchen, restaurant or really anything to do with generating an end result, you could call me OCD, ADHD and probably at least one more acronym I couldn’t think of."
In my previous career, which spanned more then a decade, I spent a large portion of my time, directed videos to promote and market food companies. Often I got to work with celebrity chefs and TV personalities. Eventually, going to work and seeing through the lens of the camera what could essentially be my own life, triggered a reaction. It wasn't long before I swapped my entire video kit for a chopping board and I guess you could call it a chopping-spree… Later in the next couple of years, in the spring of 2016 opportunity came nocking in the form of a sea change. I moved with my family from Melbourne to Jan Juc (on the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast of Victoria) and opened up Esta Costilla. A popup style street-food smokehouse.
In the summer of 2018 I began offering my services as a private chef for dinner parties, birthdays and a range of more intimate events servicing - New Town, Geelong, Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast Victoria, Bellarine Peninsula, Lorne, Wye River, Fairhaven, Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Torquay, Jan Juc, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Queenscliff, Melbourne, Richmond, Malvern, Toorak, Brighton..
I came into the field of gastronomy to try and create memorable experiences for others, whilst refining my techniques and rediscovering who I am. As a private chef I feel that I am getting closer to my goal and heading down the path that was all-ways meant for me.