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Ian (67)

World, Africa, South Africa,

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2020

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I'm le Chef

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Hi
I'm Ian, or le Chef. I live in South Africa and I'm currently in Italy since March, and France since September.
My first love is to cook food.
The food all over the region is brilliant.
I don't smoke. I play six instruments (badly) - violin, flute, sax, guitar, piano, harpsichord.
I had a crippling stroke in 2011, and I'm fine now apart from a right-sided weakness and some difficulty with my speech. I ride a scooter and bicycles, I have a car license, and I walk a quite a long distances and run a short distance.
I worked in the ad industry for many years as a Creative Director then an Account Director. I have a couple of creative awards to my name and my teams'. I worked in Seychelles as a Marketing Director.
As le Chef, I cook all things. I'm happy to eat mostly vegetarian dishes, and I also love meat.
I have experience in picking, curing/salting olives, I can do cured meats (Charcuterie etc.), I have a liking for wine (I am a two year graduate from way back when...). I love mushrooms (I have some South African and British books).
I can also do gardening (all sorts), particularly organic. I am enthusiastic and with good practical skills. I can do general maintenance, cleaning at home and prepping holiday accommodation.
I'm an ex-racing driver, I've raced (past tense) in South Africa around the country in +-10 tracks. I took part in a race and rally tour over three days and it covered 2,000km.
I'm currently an author and I've written two books. I've got a fiction book called 'Rough Diamonds' soon to be published.
I look forward to meeting you. Regards Ian

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Hi
I'm Ian, or le Chef. I live in South Africa and I'm currently in Italy since March, and France since September.
My first love is to cook food.
The food all over the region is brilliant.
I don't smoke. I play six instruments (badly) - violin, flute, sax, guitar, piano, harpsichord.
I had a crippling stroke in 2011, and I'm fine now apart from a right-sided weakness and some difficulty with my speech. I ride a scooter and bicycles, I have a car license, and I walk a quite a long distances and run a short distance.
I worked in the ad industry for many years as a Creative Director then an Account Director. I have a couple of creative awards to my name and my teams'. I worked in Seychelles as a Marketing Director.
As le Chef, I cook all things. I'm happy to eat mostly vegetarian dishes, and I also love meat.
I have experience in picking, curing/salting olives, I can do cured meats (Charcuterie etc.), I have a liking for wine (I am a two year graduate from way back when...). I love mushrooms (I have some South African and British books).
I can also do gardening (all sorts), particularly organic. I am enthusiastic and with good practical skills. I can do general maintenance, cleaning at home and prepping holiday accommodation.
I'm an ex-racing driver, I've raced (past tense) in South Africa around the country in +-10 tracks. I took part in a race and rally tour over three days and it covered 2,000km.
I'm currently an author and I've written two books. I've got a fiction book called 'Rough Diamonds' soon to be published.
I look forward to meeting you. Regards Ian

Additional info

I am not a smoker, don't have a drivers license, I am not a vegetarian and I have no allergies.

Type of work I want to do

  • help in the house

Where I want to volunteer

Europe

France, Spain

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