Icelandic Culinary Team
María Shramko

Year of birth: 1967.
Astrological sign: Leo.
Family: Husband Sergei Shramko and children Denis and Daria Shramko.
Graduation: 1986 – Graduated as a Pastry Chef 2008-2014 - Internships and additional training World-Class Masters in Pastry. 2014 – Certified WACS international judge in category B Culinary and Pastry.
Workplace: International Culinary Arts Center.
Competition experience: 2009 – Kremlin International Culinary Cup Moscow, 2 gold pirzes and 1 bronze. 2010 – Expogast. Villeroy & Bosch Culinary World Cup Luxembourg, gold 2011 – Kremlin International Culinary Cup Moscow, 2 gold prizes and 1 silver.
Main strength: Professionalism and hygiene.
Favorite ingredient: Caramel, chocolate, Flower Paste and Airbrush..
Best kitchen tip: Don’t be afraid of difficult, try to do better than the others.
Role model: My best teachers on a world class scale; France’s Stephane Klein and for caramel; Stephane Treand from the USA for caramel, chocolate and Airbrush; Alan Dunn and Paddy Clark from the UK are masters of sugar decorations.
Hobbies: Sports, judo.
What do you cook on a Monday: I fast on the day after the weekend.
Most memorable food experience: What is cooked with love by my mother.
What kitchen appliance could you not be without: Cutting board and a knife.