Hi I’m James, a professional chef with a career spanning 20 years and 2 hemispheres, but now I’m out of the kitchens, I run this travel blog as I travel the world. I’m passionate about food and fitness as well as being my family’s travel organiser. I take care of the nuts and bolts of how to get from a to b, currencies, visas and all the usual dad stuff.
What Do We Cover on World Travel Chef Blog?
- Travel – with a leaning towards travel organisation. How I look after my family on the road, make our travels run smoothly, get from a-b and arrange currencies, visas and insurance. We have our travel tips and destinations section here.
- Fitness and International Triathlon, because I compete around the world in Ironman, marathons and ultraman as well as being a keen scuba diver, trekker and skier. Travel Fitness and Ironman is here.
- World Food. Because food is my passion and we travel at least in part, to taste every authentic dish we can find. World Food is here.
- Being a Chef. There are a few post on being and becoming a chef as well as experiences of travel as a chef. Our Chef Life section is here.
So the World Travel Chef is a bit of a weird mix of topics, but rendering it down, the base of this dish is travel.
My Story as a Travelling Chef
Travel has been a huge part of my life, I took my first RTW ( round the world trip) back in 2000 and now I am a full-time traveller. My family and I have been on the road, more or less continuously, since 2012. My wife is a travel blogger, my children are homeschooled and have been since before we left Australia. It’s a great lifestyle and learning environment for them. She runs the family travel site, this is my angle on travel, a man’s eye view of travel. Hi from World Travel Chef, welcome!
Welcome to World Travel Chef!
A travelling chef gets to work and learn in diverse locations, but mostly my lifestyle is about having fun, seeing the world and spending more time with my family. That and a huge helping of sport. I’m an Ironman triathlete and a marathon runner, you’ll find information on these events and training schedules on my site too.
I’m learning new cooking techniques and trying new dishes along the way and , of course, I’ll share the world’s food with you.
As Dad of our travelling crew, I take care of routes, visas, practicalities and making sure my family is safe. On this site I give you a Dad’s perspective on travel. Sure , plenty of women handle this stuff too, but in my family I’m the organiser because I enjoy it and my wife doesn’t.
Where have we been so far? We’ve visited over 50 countries in Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. I can talk to you about Thai Food, Romanian food, Vietnamese food, Nepali food, Indian food, Egyptian Food, just about any cuisine you name, or even, the classic French-inspired dishes that I cook professionally
A Travelling Chef Career
Food has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Like a lot of chefs, it started with helping to cook the family meals at home in Australia. After numerous work experience stints in kitchens while I was still in school, I landed me my first job washing dishes at a hotel. The big city apprenticeship followed, then the one way ticket to London.
In London my eyes were really opened to the culinary world. The 16 hour days and 6 day weeks meant that there was ample time to hone my skills and learn some new ones. My apprenticeship taught be enough to be dangerous, but not to be a polished chef.
London was also where I started my travels around the globe. What could be better than travel and food experiences all rolled into one?
Travel became part of my professional career as a chef. The guinea pigs of Peru, the mouth-numbing chicken skewers of China and the Thai, Indian and Cambodian cookery courses I’ve attended. The world is a constant source of culinary delights to amaze and tantalise your taste buds. Our most recent long-term location, Far North Queensland, offered an abundance of fresh, delicious food experiences. As an Executive Chef at a resort hotel, I was able to really take advantage of this and expose our customers to the local delights, from fresh prawns from the trawler to the volcanic, grass-fed beef from the tablelands. The local cheesemaker and herb growers had a starring role on our menu, too.
Which brings us to the blog, World Travel Chef. Why, after another busy day, will I sit down and write about all things food, fitness and travel? The food landscape is changing. Social media and television programs are altering the ways in which we interact and access information on culinary topics. I can now share my passion, experience and recipes with everyone at the touch of a button. Who wouldn’t take advantage of that?
How To Partner with World Travel Chef
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- Sponsored Posts
- Travel Related Reviews and Promotions
- Fitness and Sport Related Reviews and Promotions
- Food Related Reviews and Promotions
- Hotel and Other Accommodation Partnerships
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Other than being a triathlete, ultra-runner and full-distance Ironman. I’m also fanatical about trekking, skiing and scuba diving, I like to share my hobbies and my passions with the world to help others get involved in sport or stay fit as they travel.
If you’d like to work with the World Travel Chef website, please contact us using the email address above.