Welcome to K-T-Ring!
I’m Natalia, born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina: a sun-kissed land in the mountains where local farms grow the best grapevines, olives, and a variety of other produce. Where family traditions around cooking are still kept, and from where I have strong memories of flavors, of harvest times, of warm sunsets and the family table filled with food and laughter. It was there where my passion for cooking began.
I always dreamt of becoming a chef -but it was not considered a promising career- Luckily things have changed! So I majored in English Literature and worked happily in the field of education for years. In the meantime, I got married, had three beautiful children, and because of my husband’s career, we began our travels around the world as an expat family.
When it began
It was in one of these postings while living in London that I decided to follow my lifelong dream and studied at the culinary school of Tante Marie. After completing the Cordon Bleu Diploma, I got the certification as a chef. There, I set up a boutique catering company for business lunches, parties, special events and private dining.
We then moved to Dubai where I continued doing some private caterings and something new came up! I started to host cooking workshops at home encouraged by friends who saw my passion for cooking and were motivated to learn as well. I got to discover that sharing what I know around the kitchen brings so much joy to my life.
My husband and kids have played a key role in this journey. Having travelled the world together, and immersed with the local flavors and cultures of places like Spain, Mexico, UK, and the Middle East, they are my biggest critics, my biggest fans: they dare me to experiment in the kitchen and they challenge my creativity as well!
Our home is now Texas and here is where I am relaunching my boutique catering company and cooking workshops. I am delighted to have this opportunity to meet new people, open my house and share my passion.
A final thought
Everything we cook has a purpose, a message. You can prepare a delicious and healthy meal from scratch with seasonal and local ingredients. Those simple and natural ingredients, and a little planning ahead, is all you need to go shopping just once so as to save both time and money.
Let’s create a ring around a table, making a pause with our loved ones away from work, electronics and our hectic schedules in order to celebrate life and the blessings of having a homemade meal together.
I look forward to meeting you at K-T-Ring!