[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1467464500947{padding-right: 15px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1467654397878{padding-top: 75px !important;padding-bottom: 75px !important;background-image: url(https://www.prettywildworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/pretty-wild-world-a-travel-and-lifestyle-journal-food.jpg?id=5858) !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”FOOD & CUISINE” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:70|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Culinary Experience & Awesome Eats Guide” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:30|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lobster%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_text_separator title=”INTRODUCTION” color=”black” el_class=”introduction”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_text_separator title=”MY CULINARY HISTORY” color=”black” style=”dotted” el_class=”how-i-became-a-cook”][vc_column_text]When I was 16 I moved to Finland from the Philippines to study Culinary Arts and not only did that kick started my passion for travel but the move opened so many possibilities for me, as well.

Before I moved to Finland I was absolutely ignorant when it comes to cooking. My mother cooked food for the whole family and I basically did all regular Filipino child who grew up in a traditional household – I went to school, did my homework and met with friends. I never cooked a single dish in my life until I came to Finland. True story. However, I’ve been so fond of cooking shows as a child and perhaps that was one of the reasons why I wanted to learn how to cook which eventually lead to my decision of becoming a professional ‘chef’ myself.

The cooking school went well and I eventually learned the basics but most of the things I know now is all because of the six years of kitchen cook experience under my sleeve (and counting). It is not much and I’m just a regular kitchen worker but most part of my interest in cooking comes from the people I’ve met and worked with – their passion for food is unbelievable and I love learning from them!

Sometimes the work itself becomes tiring but working as a cook opened a whole new world for me; all those people I’ve met and worked with, who all came from different culinary backgrounds, are amazing people who care about flavor and that is the kind of cook I want to be. That is how I became a cook. The passion is strong! ♥[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][vc_single_image image=”5447″ img_size=”300x300″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle_2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”70px”][vc_single_image image=”5445″ img_size=”300x300″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle_2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_text_separator title=”PASSION FOR FLAVOR & COOKING” color=”black” style=”dotted” el_class=”why-i-love-cooking”][vc_column_text]Kitchen work is hard work but it is also one of those jobs where you’re there because you chose it and you love it. Not a lot of young cooks, like myself, last long in this business because not only you need to be tough; you also need to be ready physically and emotionally to get through a working day. Yes, a working day! Plus, Chefs and cooks work on their feet with no breaks between 8 to 10 hours a day – and that is the normal working hours spent in a day for a regular line cook, it could spike up till 18 hours, depends on how busy or short of staff the kitchen is (I personally did many 16 hours days).

Most good chefs I know has dedicated their whole working career in the premises of a kitchen working like a mad man and all of that only to deliver the best-crafted foods which are all made with love and passion for flavor. Why I love this? For the same reason basically; I love the flavor and the scientific and chemical reasons behind how certain ingredients come together so beautifully when mixed together and how the weather, temperature, and humidity affects certain aspects of food making.

Overall, apart from traveling and creating art – cooking is yet another creative outlet that I have and something I know best where I can actually get paid. Also, I feel comfortable working in the kitchen, I can be all greasy and sweaty yet no one will judge me.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”CULINARY EXPERIENCES” color=”black” el_class=”culinary-experience”][vc_basic_grid post_type=”post” max_items=”-1″ style=”pagination” items_per_page=”3″ arrows_design=”vc_arrow-icon-arrow_01_left” arrows_position=”outside” arrows_color=”black” paging_design=”pagination_default” paging_color=”black” item=”7180″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1485618458522-0280866ac91bf3ce977be08b478c907c-4″ taxonomies=”546″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”AWESOME EATS GUIDE” color=”black” el_class=”culinary-experience”][vc_basic_grid post_type=”post” max_items=”-1″ style=”pagination” items_per_page=”3″ arrows_design=”vc_arrow-icon-arrow_01_left” arrows_position=”outside” arrows_color=”black” paging_design=”pagination_default” paging_color=”black” item=”7180″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1485618458605-047ad1b5f9172d0907f86f35889e758a-9″ taxonomies=”757″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1477078740299{padding-right: -50px !important;padding-left: -50px !important;background-color: #dddddd !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1477078785085{padding-right: -15px !important;padding-left: -15px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”TICKLE YOUR WANDERLUST IN THIS VISUAL TRAVEL BLOG” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:50|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1478800756431{background-color: #000000 !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Join my community of travel enthusiasts and get awesome perks of free travel resources to help you plan your lavish trips and holidays!” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:19|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1477077582115{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_custom_heading text=”LETS BE AWESOME TOGETHER, SHALL WE?” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1477076399496{background-color: #000000 !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][newsletter_form title_size=”32″ description_size=”24″ post_name=”newsletter” icon_form=”f003″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=”INTERESTED ON MY FOOD ADVENTURES? LET ME KNOW!” color=”black” el_class=”food-and-recipes-contact-form”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][contact_form name=”5591″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Lets Talk!” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:30px|text_align:center|color:%23636363″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lobster%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Did you enjoy my recipe’s, reviews, write-ups, or anything in particular? That’s great! I’m always more than happy to have a chat about food or just about anything. If you’re interested in what I do and what I write, please do not hesitate to contact me if ever you have any suggestions, questions or collaboration in mind. ♥

You can also always shoot me an email over at contact@prettywildworld.com for further details of anything you wish to discuss.

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