My name is Trifu Sorin, and I was born in Romania.

My passion for the kitchen started as a small child when my curiosity drove me to know as much as possible about ingredients and learn what could be done with them.

Thirteen years ago, I went for my first job interview, but unfortunately, at that time, it wasn’t easy to find a job in that kitchen. I was offered a job as a waiter instead. So I took it just to be close to the kitchen with the goal of one day working with the chef.

I’ll never forget the day I talked with the Chef who urged me to follow my path. I told him why I wanted to pursue a career in culinary; he told me it wasn’t too late. Enroll in school, and I’ll wait for you in the kitchen, he said.

One of the things I love about cooking is that there is always something to learn. Someone can always come and surprise you with a dish or an ingredient. The love for the taste of food and the smiles of people who try things I’ve made is one of the things that keep me going.

Along the way, I’ve learned to value everything and never throw or make fun of your or someone else’s food. It’s one of the things I wish would change in this industry. Sometimes we are too harsh with each other. Always appreciate what you have and do it out of passion! Otherwise, it’ll be a job like any other, and you won’t come with pleasure.

Never give up on your dreams. In time, with passion and hard work, the results will come.