Making Food Is Fun
Hi, I’m Marie Soh and I’d you to know more about me before we start working together. When I first decided to become a chef, I'd been working in the fashion industry for 10 years. It was not easy working in a commercial kitchen and I cried after my first double shift - with my feet up against the wall! But I persevered & I learnt from books, chefs, cooks, my mom & more. I remembered the flavour and taste of foods & I tried to replicate them. Whenever I had a new project, I would immerse myself in the world of e.g. veganism, Peruvian food, plant-based etc.
Eventually, burnout caught up with me & I lost that joy & passion. I dialled it back & started learning the basic fundamental techniques - from chefs, friends and Masterclass!
Taking a step (a few steps) back & slowing down & re-learning the fundamental techniques helped me appreciate the skill more, feel the pride of nourishing my friends & family, enrich my life further.
Encouraged by friends, I used my experience & skills to create classes! I want to enable people to apply the techniques learnt & apply it to different situations, apply it with different ingredients. Enjoy the play, be surprised by the results and do differently again next time. Making food has never been so much more fun!
It starts with taking a class that captures your fancy. Every class is based on the same 4 principles - learning a technique; using your senses; applying to different situations & practice.
Apart from the online classes, there's also a small resource library being built that you can use. Let's do this together - I need your questions and also what you want to learn.
SohMarie is started by Marie Soh, a creative chef & excellent trainer. She works with individuals, entrepreneurs & teams, helping to make their visions happen.
Marie runs her businesses, collaborations, projects with perseverance, creativity & great attention to detail. She’s a self taught chef with 20 years in the industry. During this time, she has helped launch numerous restaurants & cafes like Maisie Cafe (Paris), Matches Fashion-Maisie Cafe Collaboration (Central London) Dryland, The New Club (Brighton) amongst a few. She's also owned 2 cafes, supperclubs, worked as a personal chef & was a contributor on the book “Juice, Taste, Blend" for The Juicery. “
She is passionate about inspiring people to engage their whole being when making food. Her classes and training workshops aim to inspire people with wonder & excitement, about the colours, aroma, flavour & experience of making food. By understanding the fundamental techniques & learning how to apply them to different situations, the confidence comes and the playing & fun follows. It’s actually very little to do with the recipes.
Marie has great empathy for others, is a great listener and is deeply caring of her clients & her team. This makes her a very effective trainer & teacher - as she connects with their desires and translates them into clear, approachable steps. Encouraging them to reveal their potential.