Whether it’s in the kitchen or on the golf course – when Andreas Caminada has a passion for something, it always leads to great results. Confident, passionate and precise: these are the qualities that define the top chef and his Caminada brand. He leaves his unique mark on everything he does, whether it’s teeing off on the fairway or creating a new dish. But what gives this charming Graubünden native his energy and his passion for hitting the mark?
“Practice makes perfect!” As cliched as this expression may sound, it’s essentially the right answer. Oh, and a good dose of talent, too. Put them together and this combination of tenacity and talent produces extraordinary results, which in Caminada’s case means that everything which comes out of his kitchen is absolutely first class. Take his soufflé, for example – perfect down to the very last detail and stunning in appearance, texture and taste. And with a handicap of 6.3, Caminada delivers exceptional results on the golf course, too.
Practice and talent are the cornerstones of excellence, and painstaking preparation is what makes perfection possible. Cooking and playing golf are pretty similar in that respect, since preparing well is half the battle. Knowing how to stand correctly, how to hold the club in the perfect position, and being able to draw on lots of experience are what enable you to focus completely at precisely the right moment. It’s exactly the same in the kitchen, where every single component down to the tiniest individual ingredient is meticulously prepared so that the final dish comes together perfectly on the plate. To achieve this perfection, when everything comes together as it should, Caminada harnesses all his passion and ability and focuses it at precisely the right moment.