Working and hanging out with Fred was one of the better parts about our time in Santa Catalina, and we’re excited to see where his cooking takes him next! Keep bein' chili, Fred!
Interview with Fred
Always being surrounded by good food, being able to work & travel in beautiful places where others go for a holiday.
How would you describe your cooking style?
“Oma's Küche”, real cooking like our Grandmas did with influences from all over the world.
Hotel „Oberschwäbischer Hof“ in Germany in 1995-8 and several other Restaurants and Hotels in south of Germany.
What's the best place you've worked?
I guess this is in Panama, so far.
Where in the world you like to work next?
Maybe some where in Southeast Asia.
What are some ways you've had to adapt your cooking to the various locations you've worked?
First of all the different languages spoken within work, and of course different cultures and work attitudes. Then especially in Panama where I live and work a bit far from civilization there are sometimes several issues with infrastructure like bad road conditions, heavy rains, power cuts, tropical heat, and of course lots of mosquitos and wildlife.
Cooking on a private sailing yacht crossing the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic side and sailing up the Caribbean coast to Bocas del Toro.
Do you ever see yourself "settling down" somewhere? Where?
Yes, but I still haven’t decided yet. Most probably not in Germany, maybe in Panama!?