Are you looking for a master ham slicer
for an event?
I am a MASTER ham slicer
for private events working
in PARIS and its surroundings.
It may be that:
My name is Javier…
I was born in a small town in the South of Spain…
I have grown up with ham legs disfigured by the inexperienced hands of a family of 7 in my kitchen, and I will never forget the first time I picked up a knife myself to eat that delicacy with my own hands, the first time in my life that my taste buds went crazy when they came into contact with such an extraordinary and delicious food.
One day, a friend of the family came home and screamed when she saw the mess we had made of that leg of ham; she sharpened the knives making a noise like the tuning a violin and began to “even out the ham”; I sat facing her and watched her silently cut each slice and trim each corner until the piece was clean of the spoils, flat and beautiful.
It was then that I discovered that there was a whole world of technique, expertise and beauty behind something as crude as an animal leg.
I was very young but that duel between that friend of the family and the shabby leg of ham that became a work of art for a few days became a life lesson for me.
I am passionate about plastic arts and I have a degree in business and while I was studying I combined my studies with working in a prestigious restaurant for celebrations. I had been working in this wonderful place for 9 years when I decided to go to London to discover the world and improve my English; the gap between my small town and that big city was such that what should have been 6 months, ended up becoming 6 years.
All that time I worked in a very important event venue in London, I started as a waiter but very soon I became the restaurant manager; I ended up being the event coordinator of this famous three-storey venue.
In 2016 fate brought me to Paris.
I fell in love with the “city of lights” from day one, I entered the world of Iberian charcuterie and to this day I am one of the best in France in my field.
I have more than 15 years of experience in customer service and I love it. There is nothing that defines and pleases me more than being sure of the products and services I offer.
I am a very meticulous and perfectionist person, so I have always loved ham cutting and I have learned this art from the best masters ham slicers. From the sharpening of the knives, to the physiognomy of the legs, through the characteristics of the support, the balance between fat and meat, and the size and thickness of each slice, I have acquired it all through my experience and the wisdom of my masters.
WHAT IS A MASTER HAM CUTTER?
WHAT IS THE TASK OF A PROFESSIONAL SLICER?
Of the total weight of a cured pork leg
In the breeding and curing process
It is important to appreciate all the effort and work
Do you know that ...
I cater for private events as well as company events
(hotels, event halls, restaurants) from 2 to 4 hours depending on the leg and your organisational needs.
* Of course you can count on me to advise you if what you are thinking of is an Iberian Ham or Pata negra.
I am driven by every event I work on and I am characterised by the perfection with which I work. I need time to organise each ham slicing service, to get exactly the ham leg you want and to have everything ready, so please contact me as soon as possible and ask for availability to participate in your celebration.
Do not hesitate to contact me !
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can taste a single leg of ham?
Is the ham selected by the ham slicer?
Can you help me choose the best leg for my event?
How far in advance do I have to book your services?
How much are your services?
How can I pay?
How can I be sure that I will be happy with your professionalism and the results?
Why choose me and not someone else?
What are the support and the knives needed?
I bring it all myself together with the ham chosen by you.