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Who is The Randin Chef?

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives

I know from experience that a thoughtfully prepared meal can turn around someone’s day in an instant.

Food is such a simple pleasure that brings families and friends together, which is why I’m convinced that this world would be a better place if people spend more time in the kitchen!

This is my mission for The Randin Chef: to make good cooking so easy that people use it as a way of unwinding in the kitchen after a long day and are comfortable experimenting with different types of cuisine.

Life is a combination of magic and pasta… and Indian food!

Over the years, I’ve developed a penchant for the flavours and spices of Indian cuisine. In 2014, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks with my wife’s aunt in India learning the basics of Mangalorean cooking. It was fun to share this time in the kitchen with an outstanding cook who shares the same passion for food as me and I’m determined to do the same with others.

I hold Indian cooking workshops in the Lake Leman region of Switzerland with the aim of giving people a greater comfort level working with spices. The sky’s the limit once you know the basics and I’ll guarantee it will make your weeknight cooking endeavours more interesting! To make it more fun, I’ll even tell you which wines can be paired with your dinner.

A few things about The Randin Chef

  • I’m Swiss from both sides of the Röstigraben and I speak Swiss German with a French accent.
  • My wife is of Indian origin and our black and white cat, who is perfectly trilingual (English, French and Swiss German), is called ‘Indira’.
  • I’m a banker by training and I pilot planes around Switzerland and Europe when the weather is good.
  • I absolutely hate cooked celery.
  • My mum and dad make me a lasagne and a black forest cake for my birthday every year.
  • I keep telling my niece she must try something a few times before saying she doesn’t like it. She told me to follow my own advice. I still hate cooked celery.
  • I once spent two hours stuck on a ski lift in a snowstorm with my Czech friend, Walti. Let’s just say it was cold.
  • I believe that “sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” Unfortunately, my wife does not hold the same view.

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