Sweet baby shower

May 6th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

Flowers blossoming and sweetness was all around at a super sweet baby shower – a few highlights to satisfy your eyes and make you hungry!

If you look at it from a different angle, happiness doesn’t require any material things… or maybe, it does… if you call chocolate cream material, then yes… a substantial material with an ephemeral life, like butterflies – no, no relation here, except that both are beautiful! :) A week ago, I was asked to post … Read more

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon!  Whishing you and your family all the best for the year of the Dragon!

Issue#3: Pastry & Baking magazine

October 22nd, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)

The latest issue of the great Pastry and Baking magazine is out and with it, a massive coverage on our pastry work – I am truly lucky to have such a dream team working with me! :) Thank you Pastry & Baking magazine!

18+ only pastries!

September 11th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (12 Comments)

Ahah! Naughty you! I bet you expected to see suggestive shapes of cakes and desserts! Maybe one day, but right now, sorry to disappoint you, the pastries are rated 18+ for a different reason… Those pastries are packed with either wine, spirits, eau-de-vie, you name it and if you try a few, you’ll realize why … Read more

Every year, we review our offering of room amenities. There are some for for every occasion and every taste and here are the highlights of our newest selection. The important part of our amenities is to create something that makes sense to our guest. For example, we wouldn’t come up with a chocolate showpiece for … Read more

Day light afternoon tea photos

July 25th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (13 Comments)

It’s always good to keep record of what we did in the past. It’s even better when the photos are great, and there is nothing like day light to add life into your food! Our current afternoon tea silver stand won’t disagree…   Good afternoon! :)

Pastry aficionados: Here comes a news worth talking about!   Very creative and nice packaging for cakes take-away – I love it! At the corner of podium level 2 from the famed IFC mall in Central, Hong Kong, Amanda Strang, otherwise known as Amanda S, just realized her dream: Opening a beautiful little patisserie and … Read more

Mumbai: Incredible Sweets!

June 26th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (4 Comments)

Fact: Working in pastry in a different country will bring you face-to-face with the local sweets – and I love it! After tasting different kebabs, breads and sauces I was full… but being in India for the first time, I thought there was no such thing as being full! So it was time to dig … Read more

Mumbai: Incredible India!

June 25th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (0 Comments)

My to-do list of travel never started with India. …although Kerala beaches in the south or the snowy mountain of Kashmir always attracted me, in my mind it was more the like of Australia or Brazil…  The odds decided otherwise and I ended up being sent to Mumbai for 2 weeks of work. The nearest … Read more

Aren’t we all different?

May 24th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (16 Comments)

In our part of the world, special food diet, dietetic requirement and allergy is somehow not as widespread as in the US for example… or so we like to think. As a chef and unless you or your family is directly concerned by such condition, you will, somehow, see it as a pain in the … Read more

Beside the judging the amazing showpieces, I had the privilege to judge the fantasy table… Luckily enough, the work stations were located next the the Live Bakery area when the Taiwanese team and the Philippines team were competing… At the live bakery competition, the performance of the Philippines team was very good – although more … Read more

Thai Sculpture This year’s edition of HOFEX Hong Kong gave me the opportunity to judge two competition. Fantasy table and pastry display. For the pastry display, we had about 60 showpieces made of bread, sugar, chocolate and so on… everything had to be edible. The showpieces were not made on the spot, but brought in … Read more

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