I was born in the Philippines.
The day I discovered I could cook was the day I fell in love with this craft. So much so that I enrolled in the Center for Asian Culinary Arts, and started working in kitchens soon after graduating.

Though I’ve been in the kitchens for 20 plus years, quitting has never crossed my mind. Every day is a new experience and a constant determination to strive for the best and create dishes that make people happy.
I love this industry.

My passion for cooking keeps me coming back day after day, and one of my hopes is that food critics will realize how hard chefs and cooks work. If they understood the challenges we face and could step into our shoes, I’m sure they would have more sympathy before choosing their words and potentially damaging small businesses.