CHEF GERARD’s Uplifting Meal

Like any other foodie, Gerald Prinz, the Executive Chef of Gran Melia Jakarta, has a lot of favorite food. But, nowadays, his a plate of simple yet refreshing and healthy dish.

Like any other foodie, Gerald Prinz, the Executive Chef of Gran Melia Jakarta, has a lot of favorite food. But, nowadays, his a plate of simple yet refreshing and healthy dish.

THESE DAYS, Chef Gerald enjoys less heavy food. He does not eat a lot of fruit, but gosh does he eat a lot of salad!

One of his favorite dish is the tiradito, a Peruvian dish of raw fish, cut in the shape of sashimi, in similar concept to the Italian crudo and carpaccio, doused with a spicy sauce. It’s a dish that reflects the influence of Japanese immigrants on Peruvian cookery.

“I love it very much. Tiradito with seafood marinated in lemon, orange and extra virgin oil, accompanied by salad leaves. Needless to say, they all have to be fresh. It’s a very simple, but very healthy dish,” says the soft spoken Austrian native.

Chef Gerald practically eats similar dish for his lunch. “Every day I have salad with meat or seafood for lunch. It’s a kind of meal that doesn’t tire your body, because it’s nutritious, it has a lot of vitamin.”

The chef has been an executive chef at Gran Melia Jakarta since he arrived for his second stint at the hotel in early 2015. He is known for extensive set of skill in classic European and Asian cuisines.

The graduate from the Culinary Institute of Vienna, Gerald has held many positions in five-star hotels and resorts across the world, including Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland, the U.S., Germany, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Gerald admits that he doesn’t do a lot of exercise like he used to. “Eating well is my way of balancing this out. I used to go to the gym routinely, but my physique is not as prime. I’m not young anymore, “ he says with a chuckle.

“I believe people should eat well. I tell you this, I don’t remember the last time I was sick. It must have been a few years!” he says.

Let’s take a cue from Chef Gerald then.

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Written by Andre Arditya Photographs by Dennie Ramon October 10, 2016.

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