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Worldly French chef creating French+African Fusion-food and memorable culinary experiences
I am Elody Kolden , French chef with a Portuguese and Cameroonian heritage.
I am the founder and chef of Kolden kitchen, a premium catering company based in London offering bespoke culinary experiences inspired by African/French fusion. In 2020 we launched koldenfruit.co.uk , delivering across Uk premium plant-based alternatives, rare exotic fruits and seasonal produces.
Nutrition and food go hand in hand so it is important to bring variety and taste to the table, making sure the plates are pleasing not only visually but also to the body & soul- away from mainstream menu' offers.
I focus on vibrant dishes, holistic spices and of course I can create bespoke vegan/vegetarian menu based on your dietary needs. Using seasonal ingredients and unique produces that I sometimes went to source on the other side of the world; Most of what I know about food, I have learn through my culinary travels from Europe to Africa.
I was an official judge at the women' wine & spirit award competition in November 2019 and have the WSET level 2 to create memorable wine pairing experiences.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is about culture. Based on where we are in the world and even depending on how we were raised our approach on food and cooking greatly differs
I learned to cook at...
I have experience working for Michelin starred chef Eric Frechon in Paris, chef Claudio Morales in Sydney and chef Joel Robuchon in London.
A role model in the kitchen is...
I love French chef Michel Bras, for his elegant yet generous cooking style, vibrant colours and use of rare products not usually seen on plates.
A cooking secret...
Seasoning. Everything must taste great with a distinct flavour profile while respecting the high-quality of the ingredients that I am cooking.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in London. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in London for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in London.
Weekly healthy meals in London, prepared in your home or delivered once per week
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