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Full name: Som­sack Sengta Age: 44

Place of birth: Luang Pra­bang Education: Com­pleted high school in Laos, and then gained a diploma in culi­nary arts and gas­tron­omy in Zurich at Gas­troSuisse First job: Tour guide

Most pro­duc­tive habit: Cook­ing Dog or cat per­son? Both. I have two Great Danes and two adopted cats

Hob­bies: Eat­ing, ren­o­vat­ing our houses and pho­tog­ra­phy

Where do you go to es­cape? Re­mote,

north­ern Laos Big­gest re­gret: None Favourite meal? Any dish from my grand­fa­ther. In par­tic­u­lar his mash, made from slow-cooked jack­fruit seeds. He would slow cook gar­lic and ex­tract its oil, mix­ing it through the mash, and we’d eat it for a de­li­cious breakfast.

What makes a great chef? Hard work and

cre­ativ­ity What are you watch­ing on Net­flix right now? Chef’s Ta­ble, sea­son three

Favourite toys: They are all in the kitchen

Three peo­ple you’d in­vite to your ‘last sup­per’: My grand­fa­ther, Phia Sing [Lao­tian former royal chef, ar­chi­tect and poet], Fran­cis Mall­mann [Ar­gen­tine celebrity chef]

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