“Cooking is a genetic factor. As far as I can remember I liked watching the cooking process. I made the first steps in this field while studying for the master’s degree in Moscow. Then in Germany, while defending my PhD thesis, I conducted more than 100 gastronomic courses on Georgian cuisine for Germans for a year and a half. I was teaching Georgian dishes in addition to Georgian table traditions. In France, I was always asked when I was going to open my own restaurant ... Everyone was happy when I was cooking. I have doing this business professionally since 2005, I have had relationships with many famous chefs and I have learned a lot from them.
I have taken very interesting culinary courses, including molecular gastronomy. I have made hundreds of gastronomic TV shows for Ukrainian televisions.
In 1991 I travelled to France and studied at the University of Montpellier, the Institute of Production Management, which is the best French school of management. Then I started working for a large French chocolate group, which was intending to enter Eastern European market. I am a chocolate expert, I have been in this field for over 25 years.
Since 2006, due to the sales of chocolate, I had to enter Eastern Europe in a more gastronomic way and I become a co-founder of DGF company. I lead Eastern Europe in terms of gastronomic ingredients. I participate in the World Sweet Art Championship in Paris, I am selecting teams from both Georgia and Ukraine.
I am the founder of the National Confectionery Championship of Ukraine, owner of the chocolate brand “Napoleon”.
In 2013, I founded the first confectionery school of DGF in Kiev and in 2020 I opened a confectionery school in Tbilisi. Today I am the co-owner of L’Eckler de Jean.
Social media and Internet allows us for visual development and many can create beautiful dishes, but this is not enough, the main thing is the taste and harmony, from seeing the dish, tasting it and having it in its memory. I will be glad to share any of my dishes to anyone. ”- Zaza Kasashvili.