About this site
HdG web-zine is built as a puzzle – 55 chefs have been featured already and the number is growing. The chef’s profile is created slowly through different short features written specially for HdG by each of the featured chefs. These features enable us to explore the world of food through different subjects and people:
You can compare different views of chefs through different subjects – here is the initial Favourite Flavour: http://hautdegamme.net/category/stories/
Or you can explore everything about a chef or a restaurant through our directory: https://hautdegamme.net/directory/
Chefs/restaurants are my personal choice which is not based only on cooking (even if that is of course primal) but includes a much wider combination of factors, between them their ethics.
HdG includes also fabulous meals (selection of the best lunches/dinners I had since the site was created), sustainability, news and many other features (explore them in the menu of the site).
About Andreja Lajh & Haut de Gamme Ltd
I was more than 15 years working in advertising for some of the leading international advertising agencies before deciding to change my life’s journey and get engaged with the world of food which I was in love with since my very early age. My creative background is visible also through the concept of my page which is rather innovative (short features which you combine into longer units based on your personal interest) as well as my general approach to every project I am involved with.
My food related activity started in Slovenia and Italy in 2010. I worked with chefs, winemakers and food producers being in charge of communication and events.
In summer 2013 I moved to London with a great desire to grow and expand. Here I am still today enjoying this world and developing creative ways of communicating, building relations in the international food scene, connecting and developing new projects.
This web-zine is only the tip of the iceberg. Haut de Gamme is beside being an online media also an agency developing food related projects and supporting selected chefs in boosting their international career. Right now, as the national chair, building up JRE
UK & Ireland with the aim to connect the best young chefs restaurateurs and develop collaborations between them on the national and international level, working with the two Michelin starred Raby Hunt
(chef James Close) in the UK, two Michelin starred Ocean
in Portugal (chef Hans Neuner) and Oteque
in Brazil (chef Alberto Landgraf) – all really amazing restaurants worth travelling for with chefs full of passion and commitment to perfection – and organising a series of collaboration dinners hosting a number of chefs from all over the world with chef Maksut Askar at Neolokal
Please feel free to contact me if you are a chef, a restaurant owner, a farmer, a food producer or in any other way related to food wanting to explore what can I do for you. My approach is always “tailor made”. You can contact me in English, Italian, German, Slovenian, Serbian or Croatian language.
For press enquiries regarding James Close/Raby Hunt, Hans Neuner/Ocean, as well as Maksut Askar’s “See, feel, taste Anatolia” write at: firstname.lastname@example.org, for any info or press enquiries regarding JRE UK & Ireland please write at: email@example.com