Mauricio Sanchez, civil engineer, web designer, chef and sommelier from Colombia, where the trade is just starting to take off. When I lived in Australia and started in the hospitality industry, it was just a job to get by while in university. Passion, love for the customers, love for the profession, determination, goodwill and being open minded quickly allowed me to be successfull as a chef and as a sommelier in my career. As a chef and sommelier, I have worked in Australia, the US, Spain and Colombia, which has helped to widen my knowledge, gain experience and broaden my horizon to new challenges and flavors.
Being a chef compliments my passion for food pairing, wine tastings and designing menus for either restaurant operations, catering operations or a simple private dinner. The experiences I've had have paid off as every day I have learned to treat my customers to a higher level of service. In addition, the years of being behind the scene in the kitchen and also being in the front of the house looking after customers, have been diverse training for both of my main careers.
For years now have been posting my meals, where I work, what I do, what I cook and drink. Lately, I've spent time on my personal blog, which I view as a great way to share knowledge with people who share the passion of cooking daily, knowing what to drink and finally, pairing the two together.