"ONE OF THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITIES TO LIVE OUR VALUES - OR BETRAY THEM - LIES IN THE FOOD WE PUT ON OUR PLATES."
— JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
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I'm Maurice, a professionally-trained chef now living in Austin, Texas specializing in plant-based (vegetarian/vegan) cooking.  You can learn a little about me, my background the services I offer on this site.  Please use the links below or the "CONTACT" form on this site to connect!

 

CAREER AT A GLANCE

 

  • Over fifteen years of professional culinary experience including two years as Chef de Cuisine and nine years as Private Chef for a high-profile professional athlete.

  • Committed to maximizing the culinary dining experience by achieving the perfect balance between exceptional taste and proper nutrition by focusing on a whole foods, plant-based approach to healthy eating.

  • Client-oriented business professional with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts graduate with international work experience in fine-dining Italian, Spanish, Vegetarian, Caribbean, Thai, Latin and Regional American cuisine.

  • Developed and taught a repertoire of private instruction cooking classes like Basic Cooking Skills, Basic Knife Skills, Making Sushi Rolls & Tempura, Cuisine of Spain, Cuisine of Italy, and Braising Technique.

  • Active consultant on the creation of healthy and kid-friendly menu concepts for an international school catering program. Assist in the preparation of draft proposals, conduct menu development and recipe testing.
     

  • First-hand experience with a wide range of cultures; fluent in English and Spanish. Advanced proficiency in Portuguese and Italian; currently learning French.

C.E. Maurice Belanger