Oli Harding

Professional Chef | Montreal | Canada

Who are you and where do you come from?
Oli Harding and I come from a small village in England,Swanage

When did you start working in a kitchen?
When I was 13

Where does your inspiration come from?
My mother and father cooking at our B and B growing up

How would you describe your style of cooking?
Modern European with Asian influence

What is your favorite ingredient?
Fish

What is your favorite thing to cook?
Risottos

What is your favorite cuisine?
Indian

What is your advice to people who want to become a chef?
Be prepared to work long hours and miss out on a lot of family/friend events

What is your ultimate food dream?
To go to India to eat

Where are you working now?
Mercuri Restaurant Montreal

Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 3 years and 5 years?
Cooking and pleasing clients


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