Commencing his career as a mere teenager Chef Glaze unearthed his vast zeal for cooking. The emerging food connoisseur held an immense passion for educating himself. In addition to self-education, he began acquiring as much experience in the hospitality and food industry as possible. Throughout the premature stages of his budding career, he sought employment as a waiter. During his adolescence, Chef Glaze’s affinity for cooking and creating meals expanded effortlessly. He commenced his experimentations with a variety of diverse seasonings and flavor palettes. Absorbing as much knowledge as possible Chef Glaze sought mentorship from an advanced chef who recognized his immense talent and love for cooking. The mentorship presented Glaze with the opportunity to deepen his knowledge and skillset in the refinement of the hospitality industry. Which, allowed him to continually grow and elevate throughout the duration of his culinary career.
Chef Glaze is currently serving as a corporate and private chef. The celebrity chef has worked with vast creative minds and business moguls such as NY Giants, Facebook, Jim Jones, Fetty Wap, Mack Wilds, Power 105.1, Travis McCoy, Hot 97 DJ Drewski, Dj Wallah, Dj LilMan, Darius Dk, Jack Thriller, Chef JR, “KISSTHECHEF” Chef Damitem, personal chef and co-host of Party and Bullshit “Talk That Chef Talk”. Adding to the vast success of the celebrated chef, chef Glaze was voted as the best Guyanese cheese by the United Nations for 2019.
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Chef Glaze.
Tammy Reese: What is your favorite dish to cook and why?
Chef Glaze: Glaze Kitchen was created base on a salmon dish. Salmon is my go-to and specialty, from sautéing, grilling it to deep-frying it. It’s unbelievable how many things you can do with this one particular protein.
Tammy Reese: Is there anything you haven’t quite mastered cooking yet?
Chef Glaze: I haven’t mastered sushi as of yet and would love to learn some more about the delicacy and preparation of this specific cuisine.
Tammy Reese: What do you enjoy most about your profession?
Chef Glaze: The best part of my profession is being able to help and bless people in so many ways, from the people that enjoy the flavor of the food, to the staff that’s able to receive a check to provide for their families. As well as the next person walking by the restaurant who’s hungry but can’t afford to pay for their meal.
Tammy Reese: What was it like being honored by the United Nations?
Chef Glaze: Being honored by the United Nations was very overwhelming as it was something far beyond what I could imagine. It was my time to shine not just as a chef but as a Caribbean chef. Cooking for celebrities was fun however, this was the cross over from cooking for celebrities to becoming a celebrity chef and the best part of it all was that I felt so accomplished because it was the closest feeling to home as in my country I’ve ever felt since starting this journey.
Tammy Reese: Any other endeavors you’re currently involved in or working on?
Chef Glaze: I’m currently working on so many projects I’m not even sure how I’m keeping up. My favorite project at the moment is called suite 29 which is a private dining experience only booked twice a month with limited seating and it allows me to really show off my skills in front of an audience. It’s called the Glaze Kitchen Experience 5 course.
Keep up-to-date with Chef Glaze by connecting on Instagram @chef_glaze
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Multimedia Creative and Personality Tammy Reese is an award-winning Writer and Journalist. Writing and Directing short films on social issues to spread awareness through the arts gained Tammy the Makers: Women Who Make America Award honor on International Women's Day 2019. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She is also the Founder and Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.