We created “Taste Mentors” because the Romanian market needs competent people,
well educated and specialized, to form the generations that come to provide services in the gastronomic sphere.
I believe that we can offer consulting with very well developed programs, so that all our clients can evolve efficiently, the main beneficiary of this effort being, obviously, the final client – the consumer.
Lungu Cerasela started his career in 1989, going through all the necessary stages to become a Master in Culinary Arts and a medalist at the Gastronomic Olympics in 2016 and 2020.
She is one of the key members of our team, her expertise is more than needed to form the new generations of chefs.
Florin Popa is besides the Chef and the director of ANBCT on the area of Moldova. ANBCT is the Romanian Chefs Association.
He reached a high professional level through a lot of work and dedication and this can be seen in all the plating performed with great skill every time.
Liviu Preda cooked for the first time at the age of 4-5, thanks to a territorial rooster (turned into soup).
In high school he somewhat predicted his gastronomic destiny,
realizing that he would not be able to live on the food from the dormitory where he lived.
As he likes to say, he always knew he wanted to cook, but he didn’t know he wanted to be a cook,
which is why he went through several other attempts: translator, receptionist, bartender or waiter,
builder or entrepreneur; unsuccessful attempts, fortunately, leaving room for the chef’s skill to develop.
Among other things, he won a silver medal at the World Gastronomy Show in Luxembourg in 2014,
the winning place at the Chefs’ Arena in 2015 and the 4th place in Europe obtained
at the International Global Chef competition, held in Prague in 2015.
He is part of the Taste Mentors team from 2019.