I’m back after weeks of erratic skeds from work and the fully booked Artist Chef Intimate Dinner this Valentine's month. Well I’m writing this blog because I feel that it is important for people to know who are my inspirations in my cooking. A lot of people say that I cook so well and they wonder if I am a product of the Culinary Schools that are popping like mushrooms nowadays. I proudly tell them that maybe that’s my gift from the Almighty. It’s like a calling that I have to pursue, a mission that has to be done. I believe that if I will further enhance this gift by going to a culinary school--I know the Almighty will take my life farther. All my life my passion is cooking and the arts. It’s my innate passion. I don't have to work so hard at it--it’s something that comes from within me. Since I was 10 years old I've dreamed of the day when everything will fall into place--I’d be an Art Director, a Painter and a Chef. True enough, one by one, I can see the road that will lead me towards that dream. In the meantime I take care of the gift I have especially my cooking. My cooking method is not restricted. I adapt techniques and styles from Chefs around the world. I research every step of the way and I can easily give life to my research by applying them in my cooking. This blog is dedicated to these 3 Chefs whom I consider the Holy Trinity of Cooking: Jamie Oliver, Ferran Adria and Anthony Bourdain. To explain why I admire them, I think I need to write a separate blog for each.
Friday, February 09, 2007
For the Artist Chef logo, I considered a lot of ideas. One of them is to incorporate a child-like character. Vector and line art are my favorite so that's the style I used. They give her a young and hip appeal. For the choice of color, I consulted the Chinese. According to Feng Shui, orange is a lucky since it's the dragon's color. And according to studies, orange is appropriate for food businesses. Just look at Cravings, Chowking, Cafe Bola, Crustasia, Shanghai Bistro, and more. Another color here is black, which I believe offers a good contrast to orange. Regarding the font, I think it's just okay. There are better fonts, I guess. But since I published it already, it's too late to change it. There are two charcters in the photo, and I guess you know which one made it. The skinnier one! Though the other one is also cute, a lot of people preferred the one that I used in the logo. They all said, "It's very you..." So finally I figured out that the skinnier one is the KARAKTER!
Posted by Joanie at 10:52
Monday, February 05, 2007
Hi there everyone :-)
Finally the "Artist Chef" has a blog site! Here, I will feature all my intimate dinner customers in chronological order and all the set meal menus I prepared for them. I will also post photos of my new concoctions. And lastly, I will also post all the paintings I have. If anyone is interested to buy, please get in touch with me. Everything will be up and running in a short while.
Posted by Joanie at 13:45