Member of the Month February 2021: Onik Minasian

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​Here at The Staff Canteen, we feature a different member every month who we think deserves to be celebrated - this month’s winner is Onik Minasian

As thanks for being a regular and longstanding contributor to The Staff Canteen - twice recipient of our member of the month title - Onik will receive a TSC mug and will be entered in our Member of the Year 2021 competition.

1 Current place of work, position

I am currently Woking in Prague as a sous chef at the Ginger&Fred restaurant in the [Tančící dům] Dancing house building. 

2. What is your cooking style and what should people expect from the food on your menu?

I'm a very freestyle type chef, whatever idea comes to mind I try to bring it to life some  way or another. But I also try to cook a variety of classic dishes with a  modern twist.

3. What is your favourite dish to cook and why?

 To be honest I love to cook anything using spicy elements to a dish, so basically curry type foods.

4) Name a food item/dish/ingredient that isn't considered "cheffy" but that you love to eat

Put some sizzling hot fajitas in front of me any day

5) What do you like about The Staff Canteen app and website?

Well moving away from the UK, The Staff Canteen app keeps me in the loop of what's new and on going in gastronomy. From new trends, ingredients, and general info on up and coming chefs/restaurants.

6) What are your plans for the future?

Very hard to say what my plans will be, but what I really want is to kill a busy service and keep pushing my skills further. I've always dreamt about having my own bistro one day, so hopefully an opportunity presents itself. 

7)We know not to hold our breath for the restrictions to be lifted in the coming months, but assuming all goes to plan, where is the first place you're going to go out to eat, the first place you'll go for a night out and first holiday (assuming you're planning one at all) you want to go on?

I'm just really looking forward to hanging out with friends and enjoy food at a local spot , no particular place, just mask free.

The first place I will visit is my home in the UK. I can't wait to see my family and new friends that I've met over the past year on social media. 

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Member of the Month February 2021: Onik Minasian