Interview with Chef Felice Martinelli

It’s no secret that Spasso Milano is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in KL and the Chef, Chef Felice Martinelli (or Felix, as he likes to be called) heads the kitchen there. Over the course of dining at Spasso, we have found Chef Felice a really cool and friendly guy who has a wealth […]

Interview with Chef Mustapha Benhadou

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is someone I met at the recent food tasting at Casbah, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Starting out as an adventurous man who had a deep passion for outdoor activities especially camping, Chef Mustapha often cooks for his friends. Ever since he laid his hands on cooking, there […]

Interview with Executive Chef Steven Grande

During our stay at Karma Kandara Uluwatu, Bali, we had the pleasure of getting acquainted with the food at the diMare restaurant and on one occasion, we meet up with the Chef. We spoke to him about being featured on the Chef in the Spotlight segment of Cumi & Ciki Blog and he very kindly […]

Interview with Chef Edwin Yau

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is Chef Edwin Yau of Shuraku and Daikanyama in Kuala Lumpur. He tutored under Master Chef Yoshio Nogawa of Sushi Kaiseki Nogawa Restaurant, a pioneering Japanese restaurant in Singapore, where he honed his skills as a chef. He worked his way up to Master Chef, and his passion for […]

Interview with Chef Q of Ishin

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight goes by the name of Chef Q and he is the owner of a wonderful Japanese restaurant called Ishin on Old Klang Road. That’s not his real surname but everybody know him as Chef Q and he is one helluva fantastic Kaiseki Chef. So what is Kaiseki? Well, it is […]

Interview with Chef Marcel Kofler

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is someone I met at the Norwegian Seafood Gala dinner. He was responsible for co-preparing that night’s wonderful spread with Chef Frank Naesheim and what a fantastic spread that was. He is non other than Chef Marcel Kofler, the executive Chef of Mandarin Oriental KL. Chef Marcel Kofler who was […]

Interview with Chef Michael Elfwing

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is a talented Chef as well as dear friend , Michael Elfwing -Chef de Cuisine of Senses, KL Hilton. If you see the previous post on Dimsum at Elegant Inn, we actually had lunch together and I managed to see the fun and laid-back side to Michael .. when […]

Interview with Chef Samuele Alvisi

When foodies in Kuala Lumpur talk these days, its always about “oh, I’m going to Il Lido for lunch, or I just came back from dinner at il Primo.. or I’m off to Lafite for my tête-à-tête”. Well Cumi & Ciki have decided to make it their mission to find out, what makes these wonderful […]

Interview with Chef Nathalie Arbefeuille

Those of you who have seen this post, know that Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio, is the new buzz word on the street. Me, I know Nathalie personally because she was once my baking teacher. Yes, Ciki actually bakes and cooks, though she claims she does not, because anyone can cook really, for survival, but not everyone […]

Interview with Chef David King

It’s my favourite day of the week! Happy #followfriday readers! Here is the spin off from Blogger in the Spotlight (BITS) … Chef in the Spotlight – Chef D. King, for your reading pleasure. 1.What got you started? “I was working weekend nights as a kitchen steward, one day the garde manger chef didn’t turn […]

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