Work Stories

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

If you’ve ever thought of doing something off the beaten ‘tourist’ track when you next visit Italy, you might want to consider having a truffle hunting experience.  I was lucky enough to go a couple of weeks ago, and it was one of the highlights […]

A Wonderful Work Adventure – Touring with Toni

A Wonderful Work Adventure – Touring with Toni

While many of you may be mistaken in thinking I have neglected my blog in preference to having a little festive holiday, I want to tell you what I was really doing.  From the 26th December until Jan 3rd, I worked as Tour Manager for an […]

ANZAC Day – Catering for the Australian Embassy

ANZAC Day – Catering for the Australian Embassy

I’ve had quite the morning, and I thought that while I still have adrenalin pumping through my veins, I should write about ANZAC Day and the morning tea at the Australian Ambassador’s residence in Rome that I catered for. If you read my last post, you […]

A crazy crazy week….

A crazy crazy week….

It’s been a crazy crazy week….. and it’s actually not over yet.  Well, it won’t be over for me until Monday afternoon.  I have been busy doing a lot of prep for a rather exciting catering job I have on 25 April.  ANZAC Day will […]

Tony Tardio

Tony Tardio

I never thought I’d describe a male voice as having a ‘velvet’ sound, but if you’ve ever listened to Tony Tardio on the radio then you’ll know what I’m talking about. (A friend of my mother’s describes his voice as Hot Chocolate, and I’d add […]

Melbourne – Week 1

Melbourne – Week 1

Well, I did have the very best intentions to keep up my blog on a frequent, even daily basis, during my time in Melbourne.  I’ve certainly collected many photos (mainly food), but I’m yet to write anything on my blog about my foodie experiences! It’s […]

Destination Australia

Destination Australia

The suitcase is packed, and tomorrow morning I am leaving for two weeks in Australia.  It’s mostly work , but there will also be time for me to catch up with family & friends.  I’m going with a friend of mine,  Lucio… and it’s his […]

SIGEP 2016

SIGEP 2016

Yesterday I returned home tired but satisfied and enthusiastic after 3 days at SIGEP.  Sigep is a huge trade fair held every year in Rimini, Italy.  In it’s 37th year, Sigep is recognised worldwide as one of the most important trade fairs for all who […]

Professione Pasticcere (It’s a hard job but someone’s gotta do it)

Professione Pasticcere (It’s a hard job but someone’s gotta do it)

Today I didn’t have breakfast.  Today I didn’t have lunch either. No I’m not dieting (although maybe after today I should fast for a month), I was asked to sit on the examiners panel for the Gambero Rosso Pastry Chef students final exam. It’s not the first […]