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Chef Bernadine Fernandes Uses Local Ingredients In Goan Cuisine


Chef Bernadine Fernandes Uses Local Ingredients In Goan Cuisine

Chef Bernadine Fernandes
JW Marriott

Chef Bernadine Fernandes is the visiting chef from Goa. Chef Bernadine Fernandes is at JW Marriott for a Goan Food Festival. In conversation with Explocity, she talks about her passion for Goan cuisine.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Nagoa, a small village in Goa

What led you to become a chef?

Since my childhood I was always passionate about cooking and experimenting with new dishes. My love for cooking has been my driving factor to become a chef.

How long have you been a chef?

I have been a chef for 15 years in Taj Exotica Goa. And, post that I retired. But, that has never stopped me from practicing my passion.

What do you enjoy more? Cooking or creating?

I enjoy both actually. Cooking is fun, when we can create new dishes with the locally available ingredients.

Do you feel there is a virtue in preserving the authenticity of cuisine?

I strongly believe we should preserve the authenticity of the Goan cuisine that is what makes this cuisine so unique.

What dish do you like eating the most?

I love Pork Vindaloo- a Goan dish. And, it’s a must try for you too.

What’s your least favorite dish?

There’s no particular dish that I dislike as such. But I am not a great fan of sweets.

How long have you been in Bangalore?

I haven’t been in Bengaluru for a long time. It’s my second visit to Bengaluru. In total maybe four days and I already love this place.

 

Do you like it here?

I am loving my stay in Bengaluru. Especially JW Marriott Bengaluru has a great team of chefs and associates. It is indeed a great place for me. And, I am looking forward to create and cook delicious dishes from Goan Cuisine, in the 10 day long Goan Food Festival.




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