Is your business expecting a change of management or are you modernizing your restaurant?
I am an expert in drafting and implementing menu concepts for the F&B (Food & Beverage) section.
My training will rejuvenate kitchen efficiency, teach proper storage usage, fine-tune food presentation and beautify the guest experience in your resort destination. I design contemporary menu options, current cooking techniques and I enhance your management competence. My brilliant spa menu ideas are successfully adapted in boutique hotels worldwide.
“A successful spa concept must reflect in various departments to enhance the hotel comfort and service quality of today’s world travelers. Most great hotels in the world struggle with simply presenting a satisfactory breakfast selections that fuse local traditions. They should hire me!”
From simply adjusting your current a la carte selection to incorporating modern herbal medicine menus/physiologies, I can design ideas for multi-level restaurant forums and implement team-building strategies to strengthen cross-service quality.
I teach classical French cuisine, Italian specialties, pastries, spa menus, Asian-fusion-cuisine and molecular gastronomy methods by cooking with Sous Vide.
I’m fun and super efficient!
It takes my skill set of experiences to refine the core of your business by respecting brand recognition and highlighting your mission statement. I train your cadre staff to achieve excellence in their duty. My resume reflects my gentile personality; I believe in enhancing the best qualities in everyone on your team.
A first consultation is a phone call away:
consultant chef Raphael Gamon
I'm available to visit your destination resort or restaurant as a guest chef for an agreed duration ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
This arrangement can be modified to fit in with your current schedule and can be promoted as agreed. As a guest chef I fulfill a multiplicity of duties beyond a guest contract; From drafting a attractive menu selection to a hands-on participation your staff will love to have me on their team.
I will adapt to your traditions and reflect local ingredients in my menu designs. "Trade a chef" has been done throughout the antiques to expand knowledge and share creativity. I bring aboard an immense library of world respected culinary wisdom.
If you plan for a special event or would like to create a promotional booster to your restaurant, I’m a phone call away:
consultant chef Raphael Gamon
Elegant dinner party or life style adjustment?
I’m your chef for hire. From an elegant tete-a-tete up to a 400 people party or a weekend/vacation jetting away – I’m your private chef for the occasion.
If you are in need to adjust to a positive life style or interested in a personalized healthy menu concept, please contact me.
I’m available to teach you and your staff how to adapt to your specific needs. I will teach everyone how to correctly select and prepare healthy food.
Chef Raphael Gamon
Chef Raphael Gamon was born in 1963 in cosmopolitan San Francisco. This multi-lingual Swiss Culinary Academy graduate was hired in 1985 by Palais Royal as the Private Chef to the Culture Minister, which kick-started his long list of dignitaries and celebrated clients. Gamon has cooked for such Kings, politicians and Hollywood celebrities like Cher, Madonna as well as CEOs, doctors and Culinary students who are learning to live better.
He studied TCM in Singapore, opening the first French cuisine/TCM fusion restaurant. Gamon is the author of the first TCM study book for anyone interested in learning the simple applications that can prevent future illness.
"I teach young and old not just how to plant, correctly combine vegetables and fruit, but share the more important knowledge of what specific organs these colorful fruits and vegetables nourish in your body."
TCM chef Raphael has been featured in TIME magazine and many cooking related articles. Inquire about his seminars or arrange your own group experience through his website: www.TCMchef.com.
The cooking with TCM class is designed as an interactive experience and widely loved for the diversity and fun while re-discovering a very powerful knowledge of a 3000 year wisdom. We invite every personality from all spectrum of life: Baby Boomers as Youngsters, non-Chefs, Gourmands, people with specific health adjusting situations, Physicians, Nutritionists, the Curious and the Critical…
It is intentionally placed in a kitchen environment, free spirited but with a structure that binds us to learn in the morning, prepare the menu for service at noon and a final Q&A after class. The structure is like that of a Culinary school. The idea for this hands-on experience is to leave you with tons of wisdom, rich on tips and with new friends that share a common curiosity for TCM. This class will impact your eating and how you perceive food! Relax, it's all great fun with focus on each and every student to get his share of "help" to cope with your personal quirks and foremost your specific needs.
cooking with traditional chinese medicine
It's okay if you have no clue about TCM: You will have tons of fun learning that most ingredients that we use in our class are the "all-day" familiar items in your life. Merely now you're going to learn what happens with the food in your system. Why do we have reactions, why can't we sleep, how chronic conditions are controllable through food, how to boost your immune system, counter act pain, aid healing and foremost ERADICATING THE MYTH OF TCM.
Undeniably it is time we start looking at the impact our intake has on the body and this class will give each and every one of you the tools and wisdom to individually and self-sufficiently adjust your eating habits without forfeiting the flavors and the familiar cravings. After this class you will be able to walk into a health food store without feeling intimidated by products, actually able to suggest simple and effective solutions to friends, family and yourself.
There are a few items I need you to bring to this class:
- an open mind, but please voice all your questions
- a pen
- your camera, iphone (for pictures only) or computer…
The TCM cookbook can be purchased in advance or in class.
"Nature in her perfect balance offers solutions that can aid our wellbeing in most every situation - if only we allow oneself to be curious and re-informed about alternative, proven knowledge in a contemporary complex world".
Treating the symptoms, not finding the cure – it's the oldest trick in town and hits the biggest issue in Healthcare. Now imagine that we can literally cook our way to healthier living and fewer ailments. Less doctors visits. Cheaper medical bills. While politicians of the world haggle over what's best, they are ignoring using the easiest solution right in the kitchen of their homes.
The food that we eat can make a major difference to our long term health... if we learn to eat properly; understand the harmony of plants within our body and adjust accordingly to a polluted and increasingly stressful world. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), yoga and acupuncture have been around for 3000 years. It is a well-studied method of integrating traditional herbs and methods into our life to support a healthy diet and to significantly aid the way we feel.
This is no hocus-pocus potions and remedies. It is an accepted form of lifestyle that still is practiced in Asia since, well before the USA was discovered! And now, with Raphael's TCM cook book this wisdom is available to you too. TCM chef Raphael teaches a fascinating seminar on how you can grasp the basics of preparing menus that are tasty, how to boost your immune system, and presents a clever class that immediately can aid you through tough times. A masterfully designed course for any age!
Based on the five elements, he shows how to cook with flair using Chinese yams, which balance hormones and strengthen the stomach. Discover how red dates and wolfberries, will increase blood circulation and when feeling tired, learn about infusing Western ginseng that'll help revitalize one's energy. Learn how to control psychological and physiological balance with simply understanding the power of all we intake.
My mom and all my friends.
French President Jaques Chirac
President Bongo of the Senate Gabon (Africa)
Princess Yasmine Aga Khan
Royal Family of Saudi Arabia
His Majesty King Baudouin of Belgium
Mr. Paul Mrs. Synne Miller
Baron von Erlenbach
Prince Egon and Diane von Fuerstenberg
Lisa Marie Presley
Prince Rainer of Monaco
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Lady Diana
L.A. Lakers Basketball Team, Cher
Michael Smith and James Costos
President and Mrs. Clinton
Barbara Grant Cohen
Robert De Niro
Baron Guy de Rothschild
Killian Hennessy III
Mrs. Susan Neworth
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
Lela and Jean Cazes
President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford
Michael J. Fox
Alambic Estate in Napa Valley
French Consulate (L.A.)
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Hubert de Givenchy
Sarah Jessica Parker
The Spice Girls
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Maxime de la Fallais
Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdulla Abdulla Al-Sabah
Ellen de Generes
Palais Royal France Jaques Lange Culture Minister
Nikki St. Phalle
American Embassy (Paris)
Ron Jason Palmieri
Zsa Zsa Gabor
House of Hermes
Keith and Alain of Byblos
...and many more.