• Executive Chef • NIC PHILIP
As the new executive chef for the trending Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, Nic has quite some culinary projects to look forward to. From the recently opened signature dining outlet Salon Bali, to revamping the brunch and prepping for the much-anticipate
: When did you first discover you had a passion for cooking?
Nic: I guess I was in my early teens. I used to get in the kitchen and help mum with dinner.
: Who or what has been your biggest influence and inspiration?
N: My mum's vegetable garden and her passion for organic and real home-grown
food made me approach produce and products in a whole different manner. Travelling and jumping into kitchens whenever I can is great for learning and inspiration.
: What are the most important factors or philosophies in your career and in the kitchen?
N: Continue to learn and share what I have learnt with others, push my creative boundaries and keep it exciting and new.
: What are some of your most memorable experiences as a chef?
N: I guess the last three years or so have been rather memorable. I have squeezed in a lot of travel time and managed to set foot in about seven kitchens in five countries.