Cameron Stauch is a Canadian chef currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam. During the last decade, Cameron has had the good fortune to eat and work in kitchens throughout Asia and North America. His travels have enabled him to investigate a variety of cuisines and acquire an array of culinary techniques.
When living in Canada, Cameron cooks for the Governor General of Canada, where he features Canadian heritage ingredients to create dishes and menus that represent Canada's varied cultural communities. He has shared Canada's delicious culinary landscape with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth & the Duke of Edinburgh; the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall; the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge; the Emperor & Empress of Japan; and many other foreign dignitaries, international business leaders, and fellow Canadians.
His early travels throughout Asia helped him recognize that, in many parts of the world, some of the best cooks are not found in professional kitchens. He happily searches and works with traditional home cooks to develop a mutual understanding and tutorship in their respective cuisines.
These encounters and travels have strongly influenced his cooking style, of bringing world flavors to the table. He prefers to cook globally but source locally.
Presently, he is eating and cooking his way around Southeast Asia in search of cooks and producers who are focused on preserving and enriching their local culinary ingredients and traditions.