Ralph Mehler is from Hanover, Germany in Lower Saxony. Ralf and his beautiful wife, Cordula, have a home in Port Charlotte, FL and spend as much time there as they can. Ralf has had a career in the culinary arts and has agreed to share his delicious recipes with the public, here on our blog. Please check in regularly to view Ralf’s newest recipes. He promises to post them often. Of course we welcome your comments and questions about the recipes. Try them out for yourself. You will certainly enjoy them!
A note from Our Chef, Ralf Mehler:
I would like to give you some information about myself.
I was born and raised in Germany – Bavaria – in 1960.
My passion for cooking comes from my mother with her talent for traditional cooking. In my childhood days I often helped my mother in the kitchen and learned many things about the ingredients and to combine them.
Besides cooking I did an apprenticeship for baking and complemented my education with a Master baker training.
I took advantage of the opportunity to learn more in my profession and moved to Berlin, the capital of Germany. There I completed my training with studies in food technologies.
Because I started very early with baking and cooking I gathered professional experience in over 37 years. I worked for artisanal bakeries and also developed cookies for a big company in Germany.
During all these years I never forgot my Bavarian roots and the tradition and I learned something new – to mix the traditional way of cooking with ingredients from other continents and cultures.
My passion to work with food and to experience the joy a good meal can create is my daily motivation. In my opinion good food is also balm for the soul.
In my leisure time I travel a lot. Since 1988 I have been making regular visits to the USA. Especially the region of Port Charlotte, FL, won my heart quickly!
My wife shares this love of Florida and we spent many wonderful vacations in Florida with traveling, sailing, relaxing and dining with good friends. Our best friend Jim found the perfect house for us. We are very thankful for this and we always love to come to Port Charlotte.
It would be a pleasure and honor for me if you try my recipes and I would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
Please feel free to contact me at: [email protected]