I’ve recently re-located to Oxfordshire from North Cornwall to work as head chef at the Burford Garden Company Café.

I was previously chef/patron of my own restaurant, Nomada, in Bude, which was awarded two AA Rosettes and was well-known for its global fusion menu using Cornish produce.

I’m now launching a series of monthly pop-up supper clubs called Nomada Food to provide incredible food, service and a relaxed environment at cool and eclectic joints in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

I’ve been working as a professional chef for 20 years, and started my culinary journey in London, after leaving my hometown of Havana, Cuba, in my early 20s. My passion for cooking is influenced by my Cuban roots, and I gradually accumulated further cookery skills and knowhow whilst travelling in Thailand, Vietnam, Morocco and France.

Whilst in Thailand, I enrolled at the highly-regarded Bapai Thai cooking school in Bangkok and then the Red Bridge Restaurant and Cooking School in Hoi An, Vietnam. Both sparked a passion for these very different cuisines.

I also spent time learning about Moroccan cuisine on a cooking course in Marrakech before returning to London to polish my craft as chef d’ partie at Ottolenghi, Islington. I went on to work alongside inspirational Michelin-starred chefs, including David Thompson, at Nam at the Halkin Hotel, John Campbell of The Vineyard at Stockcross. Stints at top Japanese restaurant, Zuma, Sketch in Mayfair and Chelsea’s pan-Asian restaurant, Eight over Eight followed. I then became chef mentor at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Watergate Bay in 2011.

I later collaborated on books for Mary Berry and Theo Randall, and have worked as a private chef for model and nutritionist, Rosemary Ferguson, Victoria Beckham in London, Spanish label Zara in Paris, Tate Modern for the Jackson Pollock exhibition and Jade Jagger’s charity launch.

Nomada means nomad in Spanish and as the name suggests, it’s a culmination of my incredible culinary journey. My aim is to offer a series of authentic and well-spiced menus from Thailand, China, Korea, Japan, the Middle East, as well as Spanish and Italian pop-up events monthly. I’ll be preparing and serving the very best local produce and ingredients on my menus, along with locally-sourced spirits, wines by the glass and bottle, beers and soft drinks.

Living in this part of Oxfordshire has been really exciting for me as the food scene here is very vibrant. It’s also been incredibly special to meet and work with some of the passionate local suppliers, producers and makers of really amazing food in this area – the choice and quality available is just unbelievable.

The next Nomada Pop-Up, a Middle Eastern-themed, vegetarian three-course menu at The Rookery in Faringdon, is on Saturday. £35. nomadafood.com