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Countdown to the GTBank Food and Drink Masterclass: More Culinary Experts Announced

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Trick question: what does a Michelin Star chef from Thailand, A Chef Patron of an award-winning restaurant, and an award-winning OAP, turned seasoning whisper have in common? They love food and are Masterclass facilitators coming to the GTBank Food and Drink Festival!

These facilitators are part of a line-up of diverse culinary experts who will headline Masterclasses that explore all facets of the global food and drink industry.  

In ten days and a few hours, the long-awaited food and drink festival will kick-off, but until then, more facilitators will be announced as we count down in style.

Thitid Tassanakajohn

Thitid Tassanakajohn, also known as Chef Ton, is the rising star of Thailand’s culinary scene and runs one of the most exciting kitchens out of Bangkok. His restaurant, Le Du, is ranked seventh in Thailand Tatler’s Top 10 Best Restaurants and 37th in the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Chef Ton’s professional career as a chef started when he left Thailand to the United States of America (USA) to pursue his passion for cooking at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Right after graduation, he worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City, including Eleven Madison Park, The Modern, and Jean Georges, before going on to open his restaurants, BAAN and Le Du in Thailand.  

Chef Ton is also a wine connoisseur and a Certified Sommelier (CS) from the renowned Court of Master Sommelier, which was established to encourage quality standards for beverage service in hotels and restaurants.

Chef Ton will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Festival on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, to demonstrate Reinventing traditional recipes.

Chef Raphael Duntoye

Chef Raphael Duntoye is the Chef Patron of La Petite Maison, a popular upscale French Mediterranean restaurant with outlets in London, Dubai, Miami, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and Istanbul.

Renowned for his lightness of touch and reverence for the best fresh produce, Chef Raphael began his culinary journey in 1995 when he left a career in engineering to follow a life-long passion for food and cooking that would lead him to become Chef Patron of an award-winning restaurant at La Petite Maison.

Chef Raphael joined the Butlers Wharf Chef School in 1995 and following his graduation, spent the next five years earning his culinary stripes under the mentorship of Pierre Koffman, one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated Chefs of all time. Raphael credits Koffmann, with teaching him how to “really cook”. He later served as Executive Sous Chef at Sketch in Mayfair and as a Senior Sous Chef at the Japanese restaurant Zuma in Knightsbridge, London.

In 2007, Chef Raphael opened the first La Petit Maison in Mayfair, London and has since then expanded the award-winning restaurant to 5 other major metropolitan cities across the world.

Chef Raphael will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Festival on Wednesday, May 1st 2019, to demonstrate how to Achieve the Ultimate Sophistication Through Simplicity.

Matse Uwatse-Nnoli

Matse Uwatse-Nnoli is an award-winning radio presenter and prolific food blogger renowned for her innovative African spices and stunning food photography, which she regularly shares with thousands of her followers.

Matse began her career as a radio presenter and made a name for herself as an On-Air Personality with Wazobia (OAP) and Nigeria Info Fm. After her stint as a radio presenter, Matse returned to her first love–cooking, and created MatseCooks Limited in 2014 to educate and start conversations around food and drinks from all around the continent.

The positive reception of her food blog led Matse to launch her own spice range, MatseCooks Seasonings, which is stocked across Nigeria and several countries. In 2016, Matse was named Ynaija and Leading Ladies Africa’s top 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria.  She is currently working on her first Cookbook.

Matse will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Festival on Monday, April 29th, 2019 to share with her audience, The Secrets to Blending Seasoning to Perfection

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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)

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Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.

 

2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.

4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.

5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.

6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)

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Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

Read Also:Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

Watch the videos below:

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba

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Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.

 

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