Welcome to the new Culinary Concierge!

It’s still me – Christine Couvelier (Chamberlain) – still sharing my experience & my love of food with my clients.

This new site will make it easier for you to find out how what I have been up to, what I have been working on & what I have tasted with great chefs.

As well, it will make it easier for you to see how I can assist you in so many ways & to achieve greatness with all your culinary projects.

Do you want to know what culinary trends I am watching for? = you are in the right place!

Do you want me to take your team on a personalized culinary immersion tour to look for & tastes the trends where they are happening around the Globe? = Give me a call.

How about adding new sizzle to a product line with new packaging, new flavours & new serving suggestions?

Or maybe you would like to have me present my Trend Watch Report to your teams to educate & inspire them as you plan the next series of innovative developments = Can’t wait to get started.

Don’t forget – Taste ! Taste ! Taste !

Drop by often to see what’s new – I look forward to talking to you soon.




Discoveries, by Christine Couvelier

‘A Man Obsessed with food, drink, & everything in between.’ – that’s the tag line on Matt Armendariz’s website www.mattbites.com.

His stories & culinary adventures are like listening to a best friend – a best friend who loves great food & what could be better ?!

Matt is a former graphic designer & art director in the food industry, who branched out into photography & then to blogging as a way to share his passion for all things food & drink.

His passion comes through in each of his posts, & as the reader we are taken along on his whirlwind of travels, adventures & great meals.

His recent travels to Korea brought us up close & personal to the street food scene there. I loved the experience of watching his video of his walk through Gwangjang Market – just wish I was there to taste from all the food stalls with him!

Matt seems to search out & find culinary gems wherever he goes (or may the culinary gems find him .. )

Whether it is San Diego ( check out the post from June, 2011 ), or Louisiana ( check out the post from July 2011 ) ; you soon will realize that you will want to check his website often as you never want to miss a post.

Matt Armendariz Cookbook "On A Stick"

Matt Armendariz's Cookbook "On A Stick"

Summer 2011 was the publication of his 1st cookbook, ‘On a Stick’, full of tantalizing & tasty recipes such as:

Fried Pickles with Ranch Dressing

Crudite Skewers with Latin Green Goddess Dressing

Chinese Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Chili Sauce

Mojito Melon Fruit Skewers

Matt Armendariz's Cookbook "On A Stick"

Matt Armendariz's Fried Pickles


“We’ve been cooking on a stick since the dawn of history”, says Matt. He is right & this book shows this is more than just satays & kebobs.

I love the selection of dips & sauces that leave you wanting more after each taste & he guides us along with great suggestions on using different sticks & skewers, like sugarcane and rosemary branches.

Matt teaches popular workshops about food photography & can be found at conferences, schools & colleges speaking about food styling & photography.. be sure to watch his website for dates of future events.

I wanted to know what Matt’s favourite food is, and he admits he is much more a salty kind of guy than a sweets lover.

He just loves food !! ( sound familiar ! )

His favourite restaurant memories involve friends & family & great food.

“I think meals are meant to be shared” says this talented food professional.

Can’t wait to taste what is ahead for Matt Armendariz.

Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz