COOKING and favourites 

Helio’s favourite type of is Mediterranean and Middle Eastern, but has a special relationship with the sweet tooth. He says that his favourite dishes to prepare are cakes and desserts. He is also tuned with sustainability, and create different dishes from leftovers frequently.

His inspirational list of great chefs obviously includes Ruth and Nigella Lawson. Rose Gray and Yotam Ottolenghi complete his list of favourites.

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Helio’s piece of advice about throwing a successful dinner party is simple, but goes straight to the point:

“Never cook something for your guests for the first time… always test your recipes before hand!”

You can follow Helio’s culinary adventures on @helioskitchen, where you can reach him. He is a private chef predominantly cooking for small to medium sized dinner parties in clients’ home.