Roze Traore is one of those rare models who excels at a completely unrelated discipline. In addition to his editorial bookings, Roze is a state-of-the-art personal chef, able to make five star-rated dishes for his celebrity clients.
After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in 2012, the 24-year-old signed a modeling contract with Elite London, and began shooting campaigns and editorials, while continuing to cook professionally.
Bullett magazine's Justin Moran took noticed in his "insanely good looks" and caught up with the model for an interview. Roze talks about his culinary skills, his favorite foods, and how he made an epic meal for designer Rick Owens and his wife Michelle Lamy.
"The Owens are really into African cuisine, so my expertise in this area was helpful," the model said. "I only wish you could have smelled some of what we made--heaven on earth. The Owens really embody this 'food is art' theme that I live by and their everyday menus could easily be seen as the inspiration for much of what Rick puts out on the runway."
The model also talks about breaking the legendary "no carb" rule that's so in vogue in the fashion industry. "As a model, we all know the gluten-free, carb-free lifestyle is still alive," he told Bullett. "But people are really starting to take notice that bread isn't all bad, especially when it's made artisan style and with really wholesome ingredients. I've been reading about these ancient grains that are now making their way into fine baked breads. I will break the no-carb rule for that any day.