About Me

🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧Hello you!

My name is Juliette, I was born and raised in France but always knew I wouldn’t settle around there. I love Sun and white sand beaches and La Seine is not really what I fancy the most.

I wouldn’t say I have always been a foodie because it would be lying. As a kid I was eating essentially butter pasta and I didn’t like anything else. LITERALLY NOTHING. But I loved cooking, I started cooking when I was 12, highly supervised by my TopChef Mom. Little by little I got more obsessed by food and I decided that I wanted to be a Chef. At 14, I wanted to quit the “normal” school to get into a culinary school. Cooking wasn’t hype as it is now. It was seen as a shitty job, made for men and/or for people that were bad at school. My parents refused and I ended up graduating normal highschool with merits, joining one of the Top hospitality school in the world where all I liked was hanging around the kitchens. I remember how happy I was when we were learning in the school lab. After this hotel school I worked as a waitress in a few restaurants and my Boyfriend forced me to apply to join one of the top schools in Paris ( Ferrandi). We were a loooooot of people applying, I passed the test and went for an interview. Left crying because I didn’t know how to answer the questions. Few weeks later, I received my admission letter! I entered this intense training and spent the BEST YEAR of my life. What I love the most in life is learning so I wish I could have studied there for 26 years .

Right after I graduated I started working and there I was. A professional Chef. Dreams do come true. Never give up and follow your heart. ( Super cheezy and cliché but true.)

I now live in Indonesia, On an Island Called Lombok, just east from Bali ( 20 mn away by plane). I recently opened my first restaurant and life is good.

🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷Bonjour Bonjour !

Je m’appelle Juliette, je suis nĂ©e et ai grandi Ă  paris en sachant toujours que je construirais ma vie autre part. J’aime le soleil et la chaleur alors Paris n’Ă©tait pas une option pour moi.

Je pourrais vous mentir en disant que j’ai toujours Ă©tĂ© une foodie mais c’est faux. J’Ă©tais l’enfant la PLUS CHIANTE de la planète et m’alimentais essentiellement de pates au beurre. J’ai commencĂ© a cuisiner Ă  environ douze ans, supervisĂ©e par ma SuperTopChef maman. Petit Ă  petit je suis devenue de plus en plus obsĂ©dĂ©e par la nourriture et Ă  14 ans j’ai dĂ©cidĂ© que je voulais ĂŞtre cheffr, quitter le cursus classique et intĂ©grer un bac professionel. “Que Nenni mon brave” me dirent mes parents.

Nous Ă©tions en 2005 et la cuisine n’avait pas la belle image qu’elle a maintenant. Les bacs pro Ă©taient rĂ©servĂ©s aux mauvais Ă©lèves et il Ă©tait hors de question que je quitte le cursus normal. J’ai donc obtenu mon bac avec mention et intĂ©grĂ© une des meilleures Ă©coles hĂ´telières au monde. Mon moment prĂ©fĂ©rĂ© Ă©tait bien entendu la pratique, quand on passait enfin aux fourneaux. Peu après ma graduation, j’ai dĂ©cidĂ© de me diriger vers la cuisine. PoussĂ©e par mon copain de l’Ă©poque, j’ai intĂ©grĂ© Ferrandi pour un CAP en accĂ©lĂ©rĂ© qui Ă©tait tout simplement la meilleure annĂ©e de ma vie et depuis je suis chef-fe. J’ai fait de ma passion mon mĂ©tier et mon mĂ©tier me permet de vivre ma deuxième passion, le voyage.

Si j’ai un conseil Ă  vous donner, si vous ĂŞtes obsĂ©dĂ© par la food, ou d’ailleurs n’importe quelle autre chose. N’Ă©coutez pas les gens qui vous disent que votre passion ne peut pas ĂŞtre votre mĂ©tier. Si vous devez passer 50 heures ( je parle pas pour les cuisiniers qui passent bien plus que ça) Ă  travailler chaque semaine, autant faire un travail qui vous plait!

Aujourd’hui j’habite en IndonĂ©sie sur l’Ile de lombok, l’ile Ă  l’Est de Bali. J’ai ouvert mon propre restaurant et vis de surf et d’eau chaude. La vie est belle.