Chef Josh Boutwood has joined 17 culinary experts from around the world as part of the Chef Ambassador Program of World-renowned French cheese and dairy company Savencia Fromage & Dairy, through its brand Elle & Vire. The multi-awarded Boutwood is the first chef ambassador from the Philippines.
“It’s a big honor for me to be part of Elle & Vire Professionnel’s Chef Ambassador Program. It will provide me with a platform to share more creative and delectable recipes with professionals, culinary students, and food enthusiasts while imparting the values Elle & Vire Professionnel stand for,” he said.
Boutwood, a pioneer of the produce-driven food movement in the country, said he takes pride in “the chance to raise the Philippine flag in the international culinary scene.”
The selected chef ambassadors worldwide are expected to further intensify Elle & Vire Professionnel’s image and bring it closer to the market by conducting pastry and culinary demonstrations either physically or digitally and connect with the public through their own social media platform.
They will also undergo seminars and training at the Elle & Vire headquarters in Normandy, France and immerse themselves in the brand’s standards and shared values – Taste, Origin, Nature, and Excellence.
While Boutwood’s trip to Normandy remains on hold due to the pandemic, he has already begun his virtual training with Michelin-starred Chef Sébastien Faré and Elle & Vire Professionnel Pastry Chef Jonathan Ledger.
“We believe that Chef Josh, with his remarkable contributions to the Philippine culinary scene, would make an exceptional Chef Ambassador for the Philippines,” said Errol Rivera, Country Manager of Savencia Fromage & Dairy.
“He will be an asset to the brand and for the Filipino food enthusiasts. We are excited to share the eight dishes he will create using Elle & Vire Professionnel’s cheese and dairy products,” Rivera added.
For more than 40 years, Elle & Vire Professionnel has been a reliable partner of gastronomy and pastry professionals, top international chefs, and prestigious training establishments such as Institut Paul Bocuse, École Pâtisseries & Gourmandises, and École de Boulangerie et de Pâtisserie de Paris.
The groundbreaking Chef Ambassador Program is the brand’s way to share its rich heritage with its global consumers.
In the Philippines, Savencia Fromage and Dairy’s seal of excellence can be sampled through the Elle & Vire Professionnel butter, creams, mascarpone, French cream cheese, and original American cream cheese. While the Elle & Vire Professionnel roster of products cater to the industrial segment such as restaurants, hotels, and other food businesses, the Elle & Vire brand carries cheese and dairy products available in supermarkets nationwide.
For more information about Elle & Vire Professionnel, visit https://www.elle-et-vire.com/int/en/pro/.
Boutwood’s first recipe creation for Elle & Vire Professionnel’s Chef Ambassador Program can be accessed here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1081353032423220