All posts tagged: chef

Cargo Crew Blog | Man Made

Alejandro Saravia – Man Made

Alejandro Saravia, Chef of CHE & Pastuso, is our Man Made ambassador. Known for introducing Peruvian’s bold and flavoursome cuisine to Australia and sharing his passion for Latin American cuisine, we interviewed Alejandro to discover his trade secrets in perfecting perfect Peruvian dish. Tell us how you started your career as a chef? I have been exposed to good food from a very early age being the oldest grand child, helping my grandmother in the kitchen peeling broad beans or peas and then cooking with her. Being in her kitchen was always like an adventure, starting early in the morning with a trip to the local market to buy fresh ingredients. My grandmother has managed to establish a great relationship with most of the market vendors so it was an amazing place to learn how to choose your ingredients and when was the best time to source them. Following my grandmother’s passion for good food and hospitality I decided to study to be a chef at Le cordon Bleu in Lima which, at that time, was …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Jones Apron

Adam Pruckner x New Jones Apron

Chef Adam Pruckner has joined us in launching our new Jones aprons. Based in our local neighbourhood of Brunswick, Adam’s speciality is Sicilian food with a touch of Melbourne. As past recipient of the ‘Best Sandwich Maker’ award, and all round great guy, we couldn’t look past Adam as the first to try out our new Jones Apron range! Adam (formerly of Code Black) is the head chef and co-owner of Small Axe Kitchen in Brunswick, a gorgeous eatery tucked behind Brunswick’s renowned Sydney Rd. The food and décor at Small Axe are inspired by the colours and flavours of Sicily with a Melbourne twist. Built into an historical 100-year-old building, the space has been designed to be spacious and open-air, yet cosy & bright in colder months of the year. Adam hosts intimate pop-up ‘family’ dinners at Small Axe every few months. With no menu, guests are invited to relax & simply enjoy a traditional Sicilian-themed feast. Pruckner’s mother and aunt often join in too, helping prepare the traditional feasts that are shared and eaten …