To Love & Be Loved through Cooking
After graduating from Columbia University and Georgetown University, Alvina spent 7 years on Wall Street in New York & Hong Kong. Passionate about her culinary dreams, she attended Le Cordon Bleu Paris and achieved remarkable results, obtaining 1st in French Cuisine with “Mention Bien” (Distinction). Given her positive influence in food culture promoting Healthy Cooking & Respect for Food, she is now the first disciple of Willie Mark, an internationally recognized food critic. Author of two books: “Banquets for the Soul,” & “Alone in Paris – Transforming Perspectives in the World’s Most Famous Cooking School,” She is now also a TV culinary show host for TVB and Creation TV. Alvina’s culinary aim is to create simple and healthy recipes such that cooking becomes an expression of love and care to family & friends. Her recent participation in the RTHK show “Rich Mate Poor Mate“ has allowed to experience poverty first-hand. In the program, Alvina launched “CookConnect,” using surplus ingredients collected from Hong Kong wet markets (otherwise going to the landfills) to create a feast for the less privileged, proving that cooking is actually a bridge connecting people to love, learn and encourage each other!