Who we are?
My name is Aleksandr Slyadnev.
Being a member of The Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers, one of 10 most interesting photographers of the planet according to authoritative 500px photo community and among 100 best food-photographers of the world according to The British Journal of Photography, I am also honored to be a fore-father and manager of FoodnChefs Project.
This is not a mere food blog. It is rather a place where I share the interviews and receipts, delicately collected from all over the world. I give the chefs that rare and unique opportunity to share their opinion about the tasty and nourishing cooking. As he is supposed to cook, not to talk. But my project unites both of them in a colorful story about the person hiding behind the kitchen door, but who really makes you happy and savoury smiling.
I’ve always loved experimenting in the kitchen, now do the same with my food photography classes in school. Born and raised in Ukraine, being a lawyer, I’ve been travelling to different continents to make the gastronomy traditions closer, taking and capturing another culture for the others.
This is my first cookbook of such format. The previous booklet project, The Odessa Kitchen Snacks, is published by Amazon and is available for any eBook. Learn more about it here.
My name is Alexey Shvets.
I am the chef and inspired creator of dishes, taste combinations and serving variants. I was only 24 when I started one big and very cool project. Being an ambitious man, I wanted all the best my life and my skills can offer. So I became a real chef with all the power and fails, and ruled the kitchen of a glamour restaurant. I’ve gathered my team, worked on the menu and rushed towards the new beginnings. Crazy rhythm, administrative routine and the undertaken obligations left very little time for creativity in my life. I lacked it a lot. And I’ve made a hard but deliberate decision to leave the chef position.
Today I am a host and practising chef of a culinary school GastroLab. I travel around the world in search for new knowledge and recipes, develop food-stylistics with Alex Slyadnev – a world famous photographer. I have time and I want to fill my life only with people, events and activities that will make it better. And I’m happy.
This is also my first cookbook of such format. Previously I was invited as chef to thousands of big and small projects. In a tight co-operation with Aleksandr I am also available for the recipe and menu development.
My name is Juliya Plokha.
The wording part was collected, wrapped and presented by Juliya Plokha. As a representative of an absolutely opposite side of the moon – IT area – she finds her inner self in speaking for the team. Making digits sing and too dry or too curvy phrases – readable is a hobby, becoming a real life destination all-in-one.
She is a mother and wife and always curious person in search of world wonders to share them with the rest.