Le Cordon Bleu Master Chef Instructor – Chef Thierry
“Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” - Dwayne Johnson
Belief in hardwork is one of the foundations of Chef Thierry’s life principles. “Practice, Practice, Practice. The more you practice, the more you learn.”
Passion, systematic, discipline, and diligent practice are the four pillars of Chef Thierry’s guidance to his students. Born in the picturesque town of Normandy, France, (yes, it was the historical site of WW2 as well) he has always shown a great passion for bakery and patisserie. With talent in the art of pastry, Chef Thierry started his apprenticeship as a baker, Patissier, chocolatier and confiseur. He was blessed to begin it all in Normandy, a place blessed with rolling countryside with pastures of dairy cattle and apple orchards, making it famous for its fresh cream, milk & cheese products, as well as apples.
Since he was young, Chef Thierry has shown an inclination towards culinary arts, and through his various apprenticeships, he has been repeatedly recognised as the best apprentice in various specialties; from bakery to patisserie. Have you heard the slogan, “Join the Navy, see the world”? Apparently that’s is what Chef Thierry may have also heard. So, Chef Thierry joined the French Navy and served for two years, and did get to go around the world during his service in the navy.
His thirst to see the world is what brought him to Malaysia. After receiving his Diploma from CFA, Alencon France, one of the countries he set foot in was Malaysia. In the early nineties, he worked for several 5-star international hotels including the prestigious Federal Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, and the Equatorial Hotel in Penang. In his journey around these parts of the world, Chef Thierry continued to learn about the cultures, the people, and food. He gained knowledge of the various types of foods from this part of the world, mainly Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Apparently, Chef Thierry admitted that Nasi Lemak is one of his favourite dishes to cook when he is at home.