Greetings! My name is Gerard and I am Cosmopolitan Kitchen’s head chef, principle recipe developer, and spontaneous kitchen dancer. My personal mission through Cosmopolitan Kitchen is to provides readers with recipes that not only nourish the body but provide a personal or cultural experience; one that leaves friends and loved ones talking about it for years to come. I enjoy working passionately to provide recipes that leave you feeling informed and capable of tackling each step that leads to the ultimately satisfying dish, never overwhelmed or discouraged.
My cooking style involves either finding recipes online or in one of my 100+ cookbooks that I research extensively before I test it, adapting it to my or my guests preferences as I go, adding a twist here or there – Or, what Brittney often says I am best at, is looking into a fridge or cupboard, grabbing miscellaneous ingredients and working a little magic to come up with my own creations.
These are by far the harder ones to document as I am constantly improvising as I go, but when I capture their essence to share with you all it’s a tremendously satisfying feeling.
I am originally from Haiti and would be happy to regale you with stories about my beautiful home country. I spent my first years in the States residing in possibly the only place colder than Minnesota.. North Dakota! Life and work as a software engineer have brought me to the Twin Cities where I met Brittney, wooed her with my culinary skills (of which she can share some hilarious moments), and built a relationship and now a blog together to open our world to you.
I have a love for not only food, but for language, culture, and music. I am a classically trained pianist, dabbling in jazz performance, and from this perspective I am fascinated by how cooking and music alike can be used an expression of creativity meant to dazzle and entertain others. When I’m not making coffee drinks for Brittney, cocktails for my friends, or concocting the next savory sauce to top my dinner, you will probably find me digging into a history or social podcast, reading about myths and legends, working on self-improvement, dancing, or lifting weights at the gym.
I truly hope you enjoy our blog, try some of our recipes, and enjoy yourselves!