WHEN Tonkabean meet him at the restaurant located at Hotel Impiana KLCC recently, chef that happy-go-lucky could share this story.
For him, his career as a chef happened unplanned. This is because the school after completing his studies in the field of fashion in Malaysia Skills Institute (IKM) for two years.After graduation, he began to venture into fashion and worked with famous fashion designers, Silikin Sidik. After nearly two years in fashion, he feels that does not give satisfaction in a career of work.
“At that time, one a close friend asked me to turn the course into the world of cooking.
” In the beginning, it was reluctant to change careers, but after seeing my brother own successful the chef made me wait to try.
“It started off as paid RM650 komis three, I started up the stairs, little by little until now at the Banquet Sous Chef,” he said.
Seventh Son of eight children, said the fashion world is one of the most favorite career, but a bride in the world over.
“Being in the fashion world is fun because we get to meet a variety of models and a lot of experience like when asked provide shirts for the parade Independence and so on.
“But when I ventured into cooking, it was more exciting because I had the opportunity to other countries to promote Malaysian cuisine to Los Angeles and New York.
“I was there for a month to promote local dishes such as rendang, satay, ice plus (ABC) and others.
” Interestingly there is a Malaysian who has been living there are willing to come from San Diego to New York just to get rid of nostalgia for Malay cuisine, “he said.
According to Chef Mohd. Azman, over 15 years of working in the kitchen, sacrifice and patience feel worth it.
“As a result I am now able to cook various dishes 1 Malaysia (Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western).
” I am delighted to be in the kitchen, but I met a bride was in the kitchen with a pastry chef. But after married, my wife changed careers to a teacher, “he said.
Chef Mohd. Azman said, there are many interesting experiences to say the least since it began working in the kitchen.“Among them, time to start work, I was given a chef’s hat but a hat is too big for me and my own sewing hats in accordance with the appropriate size. Many friends I was surprised to see the ability to sew a neat .
“At the feast, I always sewing their own clothes for the children and thanks to this day, the ability to sew is still there even though I now hold more scoop,” he said with a smile.
added these two very different careers in terms of customization.
“For me, fashion designers have to sew clothes according to the needs of customers who book these clothes, but when we cook, it is totally different because it comes from our own hearts.
“If we are honest cooking, of course, food is not tasty, but if we sincerely cooking, cooking is certainly tempting,” he said.Although he is an expert in cooking but when asked about his favorite food, Chef Mohd. Azman told the white rice and fried eggs with soy sauce more juicy like.