Hi! My name is Carolina Tikerpe, though I am mostly known as Carol. I am a
chef and researcher (therefore eternal apprentice) of culinary arts and gastronomy. For a bit over a year, I have joined my passion for writing, good meals and personal well-being in this blog.
I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and currently a foodie-globe-trotter.
My start in the field happened as a weekend apprenticeship by the end of high school at a French bistrot near home. This experience assured that I wanted to do this for life, which lead to getting educated in culinary arts in SENAC-SP. In college, I participated of my first culinary competition and having won, I got a scholarship to continue my education in Switzerland at DCT Culinary Arts and Hotel Management Center over one amazing year. It was then that I realized my internal hunger for traveling and exploring the world through its food. So when I returned to Brazil, I decided to explore some of my own culture in the northeast of the country, working in the small touristy village of Jericoacoara – wordly known for its windsports, breath-taking beach and bohemian life-style.
At the moment, I am finishing up my Southeast Asian tour, having mostly lived in Bali, Indonesia, and lots travels in Thailand; including a one month course at PunPun Organic Farm (who have the biggest seed bank in SE Asia!), living and studying sustainable food-related practices.
I soon head back to Brazil, where I will continue my cultural iniciative project JantArteS, in which dinner is the main setting and “excuse” for live art production and performance.
I am constantly searching for new challenges and projects!
I dedicate myself to vegetarian cuisine and mindful, consumer-conscious eating; which blend in with well-being, health and self-awareness practices. I believe that by making small changes in our daily habits, from food choice to a cultivating a positive mind set – being aware and respecting our diversity and individuality – we can live in better health and make the world a healthier place to live in, co-existing with nature in a compassionate non-competitive way.
My motto is to “savor life, digest ideas and enjoy good meals” and this blog is where I share all my finds and thoughts.
To this point, the blog only has a Portuguese version. Sorry for the inconvenience.
For now, enjoy as much as you can! And thanks for stopping by!
Check out my CV here and for further details, feel free get in touch.
Contact info under ‘CONTATO’ tab on the blog.