Behind the scenes @ Chinched Bistro….
So I guess our blog is where we talk about ourselves… tell you about us… and about Chinched Bistro… been a bit slow getting the blog started, but this is my attempt at staying on top of it…
For now I think it’s best to give everyone a chance to get to know Shaun and Michelle… we’ll get to Chinched soon enough, but once you know a bit about us you’ll have a better understanding of how we ended up Chinched….
Shaun and I have been “dating” for about 10 years; I know “dating” not the right word…. So now as our life has taken this road towards being Restaurateurs, we are using the more grown up term, “partners”, or as Karl Wells put it “spouses”.
We both started our careers at the Culinary Institute of Canada, in Prince Edward Island and graduated in 2002. We have been following each other up and down the eastern seaboard for the last 8 years, from Nantucket, to St. Maarten and finally here to Newfoundland.
Along the way we have gotten to know ourselves as individuals and as a couple. We know what we want in life and in food. Our food philosophy is simple, great ingredients treated with respect combined with hard work and creativity will in the end result in good food! And if that doesn’t work, add a bit of pork, you can’t go wrong with the PIG…
We have had very successful and enjoyable careers, taking on many tasks and overseeing many kitchens along the way, each time managing to stay out of each other’s kitchens… until now that is! Now we share the kitchen, or at least try to.
I do all the baking, desserts and breads and well, Shaun does the rest, which of course is just how I like it. We combine forces on just about everything, from writing the menu to training the staff, which we think is what is going to set Chinched Bistro apart from others. It is our dream, our mind; body and soul live in the building, the food and the entire dining experience.
We love what we do and we hope to share it with everyone!