For this new edition of my “20 Foodie Questions” I am featuring pâtissier Jim Simon “Syme” Gozun. So here here it is:
Name: Jim Simon Gozun
Country of Residence: Philippines
1. Your Restaurant/Business: Infinite Syme Desserts
2. About Your ideal Kitchen: my ideal kitchen needs to be functional, practical, elegant (minimalist style, black, white and gray color scheme) and comfortable. I hate clutter, so cleverly installed storage spaces is a must as well as a layout design that provides a harmonious kitchen traffic.
3. Your Favorite baked Item: Brazo De Mercedes… I can finish an entire roll!
4. First Job: I worked as a call center agent way before I graduated from college but I remember that even back then I have always dreamed of starting up a café or a bakeshop.
6. Your Awards: The last one was from the Grand Culinary Challenge, we were 2nd placer for our Champorado-filled Buchi.
7. Your Cooking Inspiration: My clients. It’s always about their gastronomic pleasure.
8. Your Specialty Cakes: Devil’s Food Cake & Blueberry Cheesecake
9. Favorite Dish To Eat: Dinuguan.
10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate: Burger Patty made from Banana peelings… weird right?!
11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Pistachio and Cookie Dough for the win!
12. Favorite Drink: Everything taste better with Coke.
13. Favorite Dessert: Caramel Cheesecake!
14. Who Would You Most Like To Bake For: Family and friends
15. Who Would You Least Like To Bake For? Clients who’s first sentence when placing their order is “Wala bang discount?”. My creations/products don’t deserve to be on discounted price.
16. Favorite Things to Do When Not Baking/ Cooking? : Read books. Fiction.
17. Your Latest Project: Working on new cupcake flavors for Infinite Syme Desserts that would be launched around October-November in time for the Christmas season.
18. Favorite City/ Country and Why: New York! I’ve never been there but it’s my dream to live and work there.
19. Your Greatest Indulgence: Books, May it be fiction or recipe collection.
20. Your All Time Best Baking Tips: Never use peanuts when the recipe calls for almonds. (Never compromise the quality of your product by choosing cheap alternatives, buy the best ingredients so you can produce the best products)