Interview

Fabiana Zambrano

Fabiana Zambrano, El Maiz, Venezuelan Cuisine

What do you do and how did you get into the industry? My background is, believe it or not, chemical engineering. I completed my degree in 2005 but I always had a passion for food and the gastronomic traditions of my country. I guess the chemist side of me is […]

Derek Smith, Saffron Coffee, Luang Prabang

Derek Smith, Saffron Coffee, Luang Prabang

What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I work for Saffron Coffee – a crop to cup coffee company in Luang Prabang, northern Laos. I am the general manager of our Espresso, Brew Bar, and Roastery on the Mekong River and I have a few […]

Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson, W1 Dining & Cocktails, Bangsar

What do you do and how did you get into the industry? Hello! I’m the operating director of W1 in Bangsar. Not operating like a doctor, I’m more like looking after f&b operations. I started young, around 14 years old, back in London. I used to wash the dishes …

Domenico Nicolini, Italian Chef

Chef Domenico Nicolino, Nero Nero, DC Mall

The Yum List chats with chef Domenico Nicolino and discovers what he thinks of Malaysia in the short time that he’s been here. What do you do and how did you get in the industry I m a 33 years old Italian chef with 12 years of culinary experience worldwide. […]

Evert Onderbeke

Evert Onderbeke, Head Chef, Soleil, DC Mall

The Yum List interviews Chef Evert Onderbeke of Soleil in DC Mall. What do you do and how did you get in the industry I’m the head chef and co-founder of Soleil, which first opened in Petaling Jaya but has since moved (last December) to Damansara City Mall. I was […]