Hello, welcome to My Kitchen Travels! This blog is a place to share my life as professional private chef living in France, and a few things in between.
This is a reasonably new venture for me, it’s so lovely to have you as a reader!
If you’re anything like I am, you’ll immediately jump to the ‘About’ page after stumbling on a new website or blog. It’s good to find out if you align with someone before diving into their ramblings, right? I hope we do align and you find something useful, insightful, interesting, relatable or perhaps even occasionally funny? Potentially a bit ambitious, but I really do hope we click.
Read on for a bit about me in a nutshell, rummage through the site to get a feel or send me a message – I don’t bite and would love to hear from you.
So, I’m Heather. I’m a passionate foodie and I have been working abroad as a private chef on and off for the last 9 years or so. It’s a long story which I’ll be delving into as this blog progresses, but in brief – I’ve somehow found myself in a position where I can now sustain my travels through work as a travelling chef (amongst other ventures, including more recently writing, food photography, recipe development and even digital marketing)
I’ve learned a lot along the way, and champion the well known saying that travel kills prejudice.
I truly believe if you get yourself out there, out of your comfort zone to the place you feel most vulnerable, it’s where you will find the most enriching experiences. I am not a natural extrovert, but try to remind myself to step outside of my comfort zone and say yes to the opportunities that come my way as often as possible.
I’m finally beginning to grasp the bigger picture and understand that in order to grow and ‘open your mind’, you have to be a little uncomfortable at times.
Plus, it makes great stories, and if life isn’t a journey of stories and experiences then what is it?!
I would love to share my journey with you.