Luc Paquin – Section 2

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Luc Paquin - Section 2

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Since Luc also had a profound interest in technology, he started studying the field of computer graphics that was in its infancy at the time. He invested heavily in computer hardware and software and was part of the beta testers of the first version of CorelDraw in 1988. At the time he became involved with clients worldwide as a professional designer of wine labels.

At the end of the eighties he was part of the negotiating that closed major wine production and exportation contracts with a large state run agricultural company in Yugoslavia (Agrokombinat “13. Jul” Titograd – Yugoslavia).

After many negotiation trips to Yugoslavia he was all packed up to go manage a huge vineyard (60,000 hectares) in Montenegro, then part of the old Yugoslavia, when the war broke in that part of the world. Luckily this happened before he had moved over there.

In 1990 Luc went to work in the south of England in a renowned vineyard that was famous for its white and sparkling wines (Carr-Taylor Vineyards, Hastings, United Kingdom). He learned a lot about vineyard management, viticulture, vinification and elaboration of fine wines.

When he returned to Canada Luc started to produce his own wines using frozen grape juice concentrate imported from various areas of France and later with fresh grapes. He continued producing his own wines until 2000. He was looking forward to the day that he could settle somewhere and manage his own vineyard, and produce his own wine.

In 1992 Luc was again ready to leave his country to spend over a year in South Africa working at various vineyards. He wanted to deepen his knowledge of winemaking, and the wine industry in general. As with his previous attempt to move to an area of the world that was politically unstable, the trip was cancelled at the last minute due to his sponsor’s concerns about his security as South Africa was in the last throws of Apartheid. Instead Luc spent the next many years traveling the world on short trips to various wine-producing regions to learn more about the wine business.

Since the mid-eighties Luc had been attending various prestigious wine events all over the world including the “Wine Spectator” events in New York and San Francisco. He continued doing so until the late 1990’s. Combined with his constant traveling all over the wine producing areas of the world, this permitted him to deepen his long list of contacts in the wine world.

In the first few years of the nineties Luc took a certification course in restaurant and hotel management. Over the years he has continued to be involved with both the professional and the ludic side of the food, beer and wine business. He also designed and programmed technological solutions for these industries. These includes point of sales solutions, eCommerce solutions, wine cellar management solutions, restaurant management solutions, point of profits solutions, food, beer and wine matching engines and databases, professional and consumer software, education kiosks, and much more.

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J. Luc Paquin 2021 – English & Español

Luc Paquin

Languages Spoken and Written: French, English and Spanish.

Citizenship: Canadian

Luc Paquin

https://www.jlpconsultants.com/luc/

English

https://www.jlpconsultants.com/JLPFoodWineCV2021Mk1c.pdf

Español

https://www.jlpconsultants.com/JLPComidaVinosCVMk2021b.pdf

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Luc Paquin – Section 1

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Luc was born as the only child of a middle-class family of French descent in a small village famous for its ski resort north of Montréal, Québec, Canada. He has nurtured a lifelong interest in cooking that he developed since early childhood at the side of his mother and his grandmother who were consummate cooks. At an early age he studied French cooking with his mother while she was taking classes with one of the most renowned teachers in Montreal, “Professeur Bernard”

In the late 1970’s while studying at university he developed a great interest in wines. One day he decided to start learning more about wine and like everything else he does in his life he had to do it in great depth. Armed with a series of wine encyclopedias, he started to buy wines from all over the world and learned all that he could about them. By the mid-eighties he was a professional wine consultant and had amassed a collection of close to 5000 bottles of wine.

During that same period in the evenings after university he was taking Chinese cooking and painting classes with Dick Chen at the Chen School of Art. This lasted for over 4 years.

Later he was involved in the professional side of the wine and food business both as a consultant and a buyer for a variety of private concerns during the 1980’s and 1990’s. It permitted him to travel the world extensively.

A renowned British wine merchant was his business partner at the time, and he sponsored many of Luc’s business trips during that period and through various contacts in the wine business in Europe and other parts of the world Luc learned a lot about the wine industry in general and wine as an investment in particular.

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J. Luc Paquin 2021 – English & Español

Luc Paquin

Languages Spoken and Written: French, English and Spanish.

Citizenship: Canadian

Luc Paquin

https://www.jlpconsultants.com/luc/

English

https://www.jlpconsultants.com/JLPFoodWineCV2021Mk1c.pdf

Español

https://www.jlpconsultants.com/JLPComidaVinosCVMk2021b.pdf

Web: https://www.igourmand.com/
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Lucito

iGourmand – Gastronomy and Luxury Goods Business

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A Concept for a New Kind of Gastronomy and Luxury Goods Business

This document is to outline a business concept that has been in the back of my mind for many years. The main reason that it is still in the back of my mind is that the project requires substantial commitments and financing and that I was always waiting to find a place where I wanted to settle down and for other projects to move forward to be able to start this one.

After postponing it for a couple of decades, I think that it is a good idea to bring it to the forefront and actually work on making it come through as the time seems right. This document is not a business plan, but a way to put all the ideas that have been turning in my head for so many years. I plan to present it to various people to see if the project makes sense and is worth investing substantial efforts in preparing a formal business plan and finding proper financing.

What is missing in most gastronomy business?

For a large part of my live I have been living in areas where the local availably of high-end or gourmet food, wine, beer, spirits and luxury items was at best spotty. You could find some of the things required for gourmet cooking and luxury items in some places, but availability was always difficult, so I normally did my ‘luxury’ shopping when I was traveling to cities where they were available. I remember when I was living in Sudbury, in Northern Ontario; I used to make infrequent trips to Montreal to load up on things from the wine cellar to the kitchen and more. In those days Montreal was always a better choice than Toronto as more was available and at a better price.

The main problem with these trips was finding the time to hit all the right shops in a reasonable amount of time. A typical trip to Montreal would start by me stopping at a large shop that specialized in tableware and cooking tools. I normally picked up some crystal glasses and a variety of kitchen gadgets there. The next step was to stop at the fancy wine, beer, liquor store downtown, the “Maison des Vins” and load up on everything I could find from champagnes, wines, beer, Armagnac, and whatever else I could find. While downtown I would stop at my favorite cigar shop, and also do a bit of shopping for luxury items. I would also visit Chinatown for all my Chinese cooking needs. On my way out of town I would pick up 12 dozen bagels at the Fairmont bagel factory. Next stop was my butcher to pick up some fresh vacuum-packed foie gras, and stop at a nice fish place where I would get some frozen scampi, assorted seafood, smoked salmon, some canned foie gras, oscietra and beluga caviar, truffles, and whatever else I needed back home. I normally drove back to Sudbury straight from the shopping trip several thousands of dollars poorer, but I had my luxury supplies for the next 3-6 months.

This was over 38 years ago and even back in those days I was always thinking that somebody should put together a proper gourmet, luxury item shop so that people looking for the best could have a one stop place to go for all of their needs. Some large department stores offer a lot of those items, but normally at a huge premium and choice can be spotty in periods outside of the holiday season. Another problem with most large department stores is that they do not normally group these various items in a way that is shopper friendly and you end up going up and down the store with heavy bags to do all of your shopping.

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https://www.igourmand.com/cv/JLPFoodWineCV2021Mk1c.pdf

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https://www.igourmand.com/cv/JLPComidaVinosCVMk2021b.pdf

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iGourmand – Eat, Drink, Man, Woman – Where ‘La Gourmandise’ is not a sin!

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iGourmand

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What is a Gourmand?

A Gourmand is a person who takes great pleasure in food and drinks. Different than the Gourmet who is someone that has a sophisticated palate, the Gourmand enjoys the pleasures given by good food and drinks, without the complication normally associated with the Gourmet world.

My Philosophy

I started as a Gourmet, and over the years my love for the pleasures of good food and good drinks became bigger than my love of the rituals, rules and the complications normally associated with the Gourmet world. For the last 16 years I converted myself to a Gourmand and I have been crusading to demystify and simplify the pleasures associated with good food and good drinks. My goal is to teach and help everyone who has an interest in good food and good drinks to appreciate this sensual subject. We have to remember that the pleasures of the table are the only ones that are essential for our survival as an individual. That is probably why that some consider them a sin!

Services Offered to the General Public

Introductory to advanced cooking classes and conferences
Introductory to advanced wine/spirits/beer classes and conferences
Introductory to advanced food and wine/spirits/beer matching classes
Wine/spirits/beer tastings
Food and wine/spirits/beer events for singles
Romantic food and wine/spirits/beer events for couples
Seminars on food/wine/spirits/beer/cigars/luxury items/etc topics
Event planning and catering
Home kitchen design services
Wine cellar design services
Wine collection evaluation services
Wine investment consulting services
Motivational classes

Services Offered to the Food and Drink Industry

Sourcing Services

Fine wines from a variety of countries
Fine spirits from a variety of countries
Fine beers from a variety of countries
Non-perishable luxury/exotic food items
Cooking utensils and appliances
Fine tableware and crystal
Perishable luxury/exotic food items
Fine cigars
Other luxury items

IT services

Wine/Beer/Food/Cigar/Etc education kiosks
Client reward programs
Branded cooking and other software
Food/Wine matching engine
Cutting edge web-portal
Cutting edge POS and management software
Multilingual food and wine blogs

Consulting

Food and beverage business planning
Business plan analysis
Restaurant analysis and consulting
Menu analysis and preparation
Wine list analysis and preparation
Professional classes (cooking, food prep, sanitation, wine, spirits, beer, sommelier, etc)
Staff motivation seminars
Event planning and catering
Restaurant design
Franchising
Software and IT consulting
Software POS and management solutions
Vineyard Weather Monitoring
Vineyard Automation and Machine Learning Grapevines
Wine and viticulture consulting
Commercial kitchen design services
Wine cellar design services
Wine collection and cellar evaluation services
Wine investment consulting services
Staff and restaurant certification programs

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Lucito

Lucito – Speaking

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#Lucito #iGourmand #Speaking #Vlog #Aphasia

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Lucito - Speaking

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Montreal, Canada – 2002
Mexico City, Mexico – 2010
Mexico City, Mexico – 2012
Aphasia – 2018
Aphasia – 2019
Aphasia – 2020

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Lucito

Lee Valley – Stainless-Steel Rasp and Zester Holder

Lee Valley: 27W02.12

This rasp has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), and dozens of other newspapers. It can be seen regularly on TV cooking shows and is enthusiastically praised by leading chefs. For a tool that started life as a lowly wood rasp, this is high living.

Fame in the food world came about when a Lee Valley woodworker’s wife discovered that her husband’s new wood rasp would zest oranges. This discovery rapidly led to expanded uses such as zesting lemons, grating nuts and ginger, reducing a clove of garlic to near liquid in seconds, etc.

The single most spectacular and practical use was with hard cheese for use on pasta or in salads. Because it actually cuts the cheese into gossamer-thin shavings rather than grating it into small chunks, it is possible to use much less cheese for equivalent flavor impact when compared with grated cheese. Rasp is stainless steel, 12″ long.

All of this utility has been enhanced by our patented design of a stainless-steel base that makes the rasp easier to hold and also contains the zested material.

Rasp made in USA, zester holder made in Canada.

Lucito

Measures for Pans and Dishes

Measures for Pans and Dishes
InchesCentimeters
9 by 13 inches baking dish22 by 33 centimeter baking dish
8 by 8 inches baking dish20 by 20 centimeter baking dish
9 by 5 inches loaf pan (8 cups in capacity)23 by 12 centimeter loaf pan (2 liters in capacity)
10 inch tart or cake pan25 centimeter tart or cake pan
9 inch cake pan22 centimeter cake pan

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Oven Temperature Conversions

Oven Temperature Conversions  
FahrenheitCelsiusGas Mark
275F140CGas Mark 1 – Cool
300F150CGas Mark 2
325F165CGas Mark 3 - Very Moderate
350F180CGas Mark 4 – Moderate
375F190CGas Mark 5
400F200CGas Mark 6 - Moderately Hot
425F220CGas Mark 7 - Hot
450F230CGas Mark 9
475F240CGas Mark 10 - Very Hot

Lucito

Lee Valley – Scoop Measuring Bowls

Lee Valley: EV149

The broad, flat side of these bowls makes collecting ingredients directly from a cutting board a snap. The bevelled edge rests flush on the cutting board to ensure ingredients go into the bowl, not under the lip, and you can use one of the corners as a pouring spout.

Comes as a set of three nesting bowls (1/2 cup, 1 cup and 2 cups) with Imperial and metric graduations marked on the inside. Made of hard ABS plastic, they are BPA free and dishwasher safe in the top rack. Not microwaveable. A practical improvement over regular prep bowls.

Lucito

Ratios for Selected Foods

Ratios for Selected Foods
MeasureEquivalents
Butter
1 stick4 oz = 113 grams8 tbs1/2 cup
4 sticks16 oz = 452 grams32 tbs2 cups
Lemon
1 lemon1 to 3 tbs juice, 1 to 1? tsp grated zest
4 large lemons1 cup juice1/4 cup grated zest
Chocolate
1 oz1/4 cup grated = 40 grams
6 oz chips1 cup chips = 160 grams
cocoa powder1 cup = 115 grams
Creams
Half and Half1/2 Milk 1/2 Cream10.5-18% Butterfat
Light Cream18% Butterfat
Light Whipping Cream26-30% Butterfat
Heavy creamWhipping Cream36% or More Butterfat
Double CreamExtra-Thick Double Cream,
Clotted or Devonshire
42% Butterfat

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