Viorel is a professionally trained chef, with a long and diverse experience, prior to finding his personal mission in the kitchen.
He studied journalism, worked in marketing for more than 10 years, reaching top management positions, then chose cooking as a vocation. He ran a successful culinary blog, two restaurants (one in Bucharest and one in Bahia, Brazil) and then completed his studies at one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world - Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute of London.
Viorel has facilitated numerous cooking demonstrations and practical workshops, both for professional cooks as well as for amateurs. He regularly hosts private lunches and dinners in his culinary studio in Bucharest and frequently facilitates team-cooking experiences for groups - large and small - in various companies.
He works closely with different corporate partners, creating experiential events with extremely diverse themes - creative pairings of wine or beer with outstanding food, exploring ethnic cuisine, discovering certain ingredients or cooking techniques.
Viorel believes that it is part of his mission to pass on his deep passion for the art of cooking, as well as the know-how he has gathered over many years of loving labour in the kitchen. This is how the Udemy course series was born.