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I am an expert project manager hired to support the design, modifications and constructions of boutique hotels or stressed high-end culinary businesses. I quickly adapt to any demanding, contemporary requests of today's travelers.

With a degree in Hotel Management from the Swiss Culinary Academy I will analyze any resort business and quickly understand how my expertise can benefit your company.

My experience will expand your brand recognition, respect regional traditions and targeted solution presentation to overcome modernization while in operations.

It is foremost my personality, my appreciation for beauty, service and my established sense for excellence and contemporary cuisine that sets me aside from competitors in this arena.

My aptitude includes fusing local cultures, cost evaluation, menu development, management training, staff motivation, resort modernization and elevating your business standards.

My work as consultant chef/ Spa concept developer has achieved excellence in Europe, US and South East Asia where I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Eu Yan Sang.

Contact me for a first free consultation.
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As Consultant Executive Chef, Raphael Gamon committed himself to advertise and promote red white & pure with his friendly personality and helped to catapult instant recognition for our business.
Eu Yan Sang International Ltd.
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Is your business expecting a change of management or are you modernizing your restaurant?

I am an expert in drafting and implementing menu concepts for the F&B (Food & Beverage) section.

My training will rejuvenate kitchen efficiency, teach proper storage usage, fine-tune food presentation and beautify the guest experience in your resort destination. I design contemporary menu options, current cooking techniques and I enhance your management competence. My brilliant spa menu ideas are successfully adapted in boutique hotels worldwide.

“A successful spa concept must reflect in various departments to enhance the hotel comfort and service quality of today’s world travelers. Most great hotels in the world struggle with simply presenting a satisfactory breakfast selections that fuse local traditions. They should hire me!”

From simply adjusting your current a la carte selection to incorporating modern herbal medicine menus/physiologies, I can design ideas for multi-level restaurant forums and implement team-building strategies to strengthen cross-service quality.

I teach classical French cuisine, Italian specialties, pastries, spa menus, Asian-fusion-cuisine and molecular gastronomy methods by cooking with Sous Vide.

I’m fun and super efficient!

It takes my skill set of experiences to refine the core of your business by respecting brand recognition and highlighting your mission statement. I train your cadre staff to achieve excellence in their duty. My resume reflects my gentile personality; I believe in enhancing the best qualities in everyone on your team.

A first consultation is a
phone call away:

consultant chef Raphael Gamon

Mr. Gamon has improved the overall quality of our resort. His adaptation and efficiency has surprised us; he is a very motivating individual.
Daniel Byland; Minahasa Lagoon & Resort
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I'm available to visit your destination resort or restaurant as a guest chef for an agreed duration ranging from a few days to a few weeks.

This arrangement can be modified to fit in with your current schedule and can be promoted as agreed. As a guest chef I fulfill a multiplicity of duties beyond a guest contract; From drafting a attractive menu selection to a hands-on participation your staff will love to have me on their team.

I will adapt to your traditions and reflect local ingredients in my menu designs. "Trade a chef" has been done throughout the antiques to expand knowledge and share creativity. I bring aboard an immense library of world respected culinary wisdom.

If you plan for a special event or would like to create a promotional booster to your restaurant, I’m a
phone call away:


consultant chef Raphael Gamon

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Elegant dinner party or life style adjustment?

I’m your chef for hire. From an elegant tete-a-tete up to a 400 people party or a weekend/vacation jetting away – I’m your private chef for the occasion.

If you are in need to adjust to a positive life style or interested in a personalized healthy menu concept, please contact me.

I’m available to teach you and your staff how to adapt to your specific needs. I will teach everyone how to correctly select and prepare healthy food.

Sincerely Yours

Chef Raphael Gamon

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Chef Raphael Gamon was born in 1963 in cosmopolitan San Francisco. This multi-lingual Swiss Culinary Academy graduate was hired in 1985 by Palais Royal as the Private Chef to the Culture Minister, which kick-started his long list of dignitaries and celebrated clients. Gamon has cooked for such Kings, politicians and Hollywood celebrities like Cher, Madonna as well as CEOs, doctors and Culinary students who are learning to live better.

He studied TCM in Singapore, opening the first French cuisine/TCM fusion restaurant. Gamon is the author of the first TCM study book for anyone interested in learning the simple applications that can prevent future illness.

"I teach young and old not just how to plant, correctly combine vegetables and fruit, but share the more important knowledge of what specific organs these colorful fruits and vegetables nourish in your body."

TCM chef Raphael has been featured in TIME magazine and many cooking related articles. Inquire about his seminars or arrange your own group experience through his website:
www.TCMchef.com.

The cooking with TCM class is designed as an interactive experience and widely loved for the diversity and fun while re-discovering a very powerful knowledge of a 3000 year wisdom. We invite every personality from all spectrum of life: Baby Boomers as Youngsters, non-Chefs, Gourmands, people with specific health adjusting situations, Physicians, Nutritionists, the Curious and the Critical…

It is intentionally placed in a kitchen environment, free spirited but with a structure that binds us to learn in the morning, prepare the menu for service at noon and a final Q&A after class. The structure is like that of a Culinary school. The idea for this hands-on experience is to leave you with tons of wisdom, rich on tips and with new friends that share a common curiosity for TCM. This class will impact your eating and how you perceive food! Relax, it's all great fun with focus on each and every student to get his share of "help" to cope with your personal quirks and foremost your specific needs.

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cooking with traditional chinese medicine

It's okay if you have no clue about TCM: You will have tons of fun learning that most ingredients that we use in our class are the "all-day" familiar items in your life. Merely now you're going to learn what happens with the food in your system. Why do we have reactions, why can't we sleep, how chronic conditions are controllable through food, how to boost your immune system, counter act pain, aid healing and foremost ERADICATING THE MYTH OF TCM.

Undeniably it is time we start looking at the impact our intake has on the body and this class will give each and every one of you the tools and wisdom to individually and self-sufficiently adjust your eating habits without forfeiting the flavors and the familiar cravings. After this class you will be able to walk into a health food store without feeling intimidated by products, actually able to suggest simple and effective solutions to friends, family and yourself.

There are a few items I need you to bring to this class:

- an open mind, but please voice all your questions
- a pen
- your camera, iphone (for pictures only) or computer…

The TCM cookbook can be
purchased in advance or in class.

"Nature in her perfect balance offers solutions that can aid our wellbeing in most every situation - if only we allow oneself to be curious and re-informed about alternative, proven knowledge in a contemporary complex world".

Treating the symptoms, not finding the cure – it's the oldest trick in town and hits the biggest issue in Healthcare. Now imagine that we can literally cook our way to healthier living and fewer ailments. Less doctors visits. Cheaper medical bills. While politicians of the world haggle over what's best, they are ignoring using the easiest solution right in the kitchen of their homes.

The food that we eat can make a major difference to our long term health... if we learn to eat properly; understand the harmony of plants within our body and adjust accordingly to a polluted and increasingly stressful world. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), yoga and acupuncture have been around for 3000 years. It is a well-studied method of integrating traditional herbs and methods into our life to support a healthy diet and to significantly aid the way we feel.

This is no hocus-pocus potions and remedies. It is an accepted form of lifestyle that still is practiced in Asia since, well before the USA was discovered! And now, with Raphael's TCM cook book this wisdom is available to you too. TCM chef Raphael teaches a fascinating seminar on how you can grasp the basics of preparing menus that are tasty, how to boost your immune system, and presents a clever class that immediately can aid you through tough times. A masterfully designed course for any age!

Based on the five elements, he shows how to cook with flair using Chinese yams, which balance hormones and strengthen the stomach. Discover how red dates and wolfberries, will increase blood circulation and when feeling tired, learn about infusing Western ginseng that'll help revitalize one's energy. Learn how to control psychological and physiological balance with simply understanding the power of all we intake.

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Client List

My mom and all my friends.
French President Jaques Chirac
Betty Estevez
Romeo Gigli
Sandra Bullock
President Bongo of the Senate Gabon (Africa)
Princess Yasmine Aga Khan
Faye Dunnaway
Muhammad Ali
Davis Gaines
Mirelle Mathieu
Lorna Luft
Royal Family of Saudi Arabia
Maurice Andre
Helmut Berger
Eileen Ford
Bruce Webber
His Majesty King Baudouin of Belgium
Mr. Paul Mrs. Synne Miller
Baron von Erlenbach
Barbara Hendricks
Jeffrey Franklin
Prince Egon and Diane von Fuerstenberg
Lisa Marie Presley
Jocelyn Wildenstein
Anthony Solomon
Nancy Reagan
Peggy LaBelle
Annette Bening
Ann Archer
David Bowie
Pierre Cardin
Mariah Carey
Uri Geller
Paula Abdul
Arlene Sorkin
Prince Rainer of Monaco
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Lady Diana
L.A. Lakers Basketball Team, Cher
Ann-Nicole Smith
Michael Smith and James Costos
President and Mrs. Clinton
Barbara Grant Cohen
Holly Woodlawn
Mikhail Barishnikov
Giorgio Armani
Sophie Mutter
Natalie Cole
James Cromwell
Tom Cruise
Geena Davis
Robert De Niro
Kim Cattrall
Fabio
Macy Grey
Robert Maplethorpe
Nastassja Kinsky
Baron Guy de Rothschild
Danny DeVito
Cameron Diaz
Kirk Douglas
Gloria Gaynor
Killian Hennessy III
Michael Jackson
Bob Dylan
Bernard Phriem
Dale Earnhardt
Robert Evans
Adnan Kashogi
Mrs. Susan Neworth
Diago Maradonna
David Benefield
Sally Field
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
Alan Ball
Alan Poul
Steven Spielberg
Kevin Spacey
Bruce Cohen
Steven Katz
Barbra Streisand
Andy Tennant
Lela and Jean Cazes
Jane Fonda
Harrison Ford
John Stamos
President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford
Michael J. Fox
Alambic Estate in Napa Valley
French Consulate (L.A.)
William Friedkin
James Garner
Shirley Temple
Bill Gates
David Geffen
Mel Gibson
Merv Griffin
Lord Hanson
Julia Roberts
Tom Hanks
Claude Montana
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Aaron Sorkin
Hubert de Givenchy
Sarah Jessica Parker
Don Henley

Leonardo DiCaprio
Arthur Mendoza
The Spice Girls
The Beach Boys
Contesse Hezterhajzy
Toni Curtis
Carol Burnett
Tommy Hilfiger
Sigourney Weaver
Barron Hilton
Anne Hathaway
Nina Foche
Dustin Hoffman
Jeniffer Tilly
Julianne Moore
Meryl Streep
Tom Cruise
Helen Hunt
Janet Jackson
Paul Beaucuse
Mick Jagger
Randal Kleiser
Mick Jagger
Patricia Arquette
Tom Moore
Elaine Barker
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
The Beach Boys
Kobe Bryant
Nina Hagen
Gianny Versace
Karl Lagerfeld
David Hockney
Eric Roberts
Domenique Morlotti
Luciano Pavarotti
Sophia Loren
Paris Hilton
McFadden Family
Nina Hagen
Madonna
Playboy Mansion
Maxime de la Fallais
Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdulla Abdulla Al-Sabah
Luis Vuitton
Ann Margaret
Vivienne Westwood
Steve Martin
Divine
Ellen de Generes
Demi Moore
Jake Gyllenhaal
Boy George
Jack Nicholson
Christina Onassis
Richard Quest
Barry Krost
Al Pacino
Palais Royal France Jaques Lange Culture Minister
Bernard Danillon
Jaqueline Picasso
Aretha Franklin
Nikki St. Phalle
American Embassy (Paris)
Ron Edelman
Ron Jason Palmieri
Jeffrey Franklin
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Jada Pinkett
Platinum Equity
Herb Ritts
Winona Ryder
Pete Sampras
Arnold Schwarzennegger
Flavor Flav
Sidney Sheldon
Brooke Shields
Will Smith
Aaron Spelling
Sandy Gallin
Rod Stewart
Sharon Stone
Barbra Streisand
Elizabeth Taylor
John Travolta
Naomi Cambell
David Bowie
Tina Turner
Nicole Kidman
Dolly Parton
Valentino
Donatella Versace
Heidi Blum
Richard Gere
KD Lang
John Stamos
Naomi Watts
Sigourney Weaver
Omar Sharif
Pricilla Presley
George Michael
House of Hermes
Keith Haring
Keith and Alain of Byblos
Elton John
Bruce Villanche
Bill Maher
...and many more.