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Cross-cultural culinary mash-ups have had a long,rich history and when talking about such blending of different cooking techniques with diverse flavor profiles, Chef Niño Laus’ clever and inventive approach immediately comes to mind. Taking culinary arts in both the literal and figurative sense, Chef Niño is known for the aesthetic freedom and the creative twists he applies to basically every concept he gets his hands on. From conceptualizing appetizers, main courses, desserts, up to whipping up custom drinks, the brave and bold flavors of Chef Niño’s culinary creations simply does all the talking for him. His insanely delectable concepts for Hamaru はまる- Yakitori & Sushi accurately showcases his penchant for crafting masterpieces from different culinary traditions.
Behind the glitz and glamour of the limelight is Chef Rosebud Benitez’s passion for cooking and her undying addiction to cheese. Being a chef and mother, she always thinks about her kids whenever she works in the kitchen working her magic to balance healthy and delicious. But the acclaimed Chef Mom is not one to shy away from indulging guilty pleasures in the name of creating something wonderful. Her awesome concept for Po-Bo of Mashed, Breaded, and Deep Fried potato smothered with meats, veggies, spices, and highly addictive cheese sauce says so. If that’s not enough, that chock full of savory goodness served with her disarming smile promises an explosive treat everyone will crave for.
Most culinary artisans take pride in their degrees from here and overseas, but Chef Wado Siman proves that hands-on experience may very well be a good teacher as well. After receiving an oven with some baking supplies as a gag gift, former video editor for television, Wado Siman, has emerged as one of the country’s distinguished culinary figures. What started out as a funny idea of seeing a big, brawny guy bake fluffy stuff like cupcakes and pastries, however, gave birth to an aspirational career that eventually opened a world of limitless possibilities. Combining aesthetics and imagination with his theatrical taste, the budding baker, chef, and entrepreneur has used his creative ingenuity to carefully create uniquely exciting concepts for Cool Juans.
Call it a very fortunate happenstance, a simple coincidence, or what have you, but the day Chef Edward Bugia picked up a flyer and decided to enroll at what is now the esteemed Global Culinary & Hospitality Academy marked the beginning of his startling love affair with food. While most chefs would trace their humble beginnings from a childhood dream, Edward Bugia’s culinary journey is more of a conscious decision, a choice that proved very fruitful for the former Philosophy Major. Eight years after that historic day, Chef Edward Bugia’s pursuit of Culinary Knowledge and his unrelenting quest to discover New Flavor Palettes remains evident in laze Flaming Sizzlers’B celebration of harmony and diversity between contemporary techniques and traditional Pinoy Dishes
Whether comfort is found in the fresh, bold, distinctive, classic, authentic, rich, comforting, or mouthwatering, Chef Luigi Muhlach’s signature renditions on familiar flavors masterfully redefine the, otherwise subjective, idea or delicious. Finding his piece de resistance may have been challenging given his family’s prominence in the entertainment industry, but this bubbly chef has made his indelible mark through his culinary craftsmanship. Characterized by his lavish use of ingredients, Chef Luigi always ensures every dish he works on ultimately results to instant favorites. Being the consigliere to The Wingfather and the Fry Mafia, Chef Luigi sets up the bold and gritty feel of modern flavors to meet with the good old fashioned fried chicken to ultimately bring style and class to a fancy favorite.
Nowadays, anyone who has worked in the kitchen more than twice fancy themselves as chefs, but Plamen Yordanov begs to differ. His ardent and refined love for eating good food fires up his passion to bring back the days when tomatoes needed for salads, sauces, or dips will have you going out in the garden to pick up the two biggest, ripest fruits from the vine, relying simply on their freshness and fine taste to bring out the most authentic flavors. Now that more and more people prefer fresh and homemade ingredients, Yordanovi Bulgarian Restaurant sets generations of rich culinary tradition and heritage to the dining table. From hearty salads, through flavor-packed sandwiches, to perfectly grilled meat classics, Plamen offers handcrafted meals made only from the freshest ingredients.
Just when you thought healthy and tasty will simply not go together, feast your taste buds with Chef Jarina Gem Tee’s eclectic blend of flavors from different parts of the world. Inspired by New York’s diverse dining scene, Chef Gem has mastered the integration of Asian and Indonesian Cuisines, deli-fresh food, as well as fine-dining approach to cooking that brings together a celebration of flavors that re-invents classic Italian Comfort Food. The number of her culinary achievements and acclaim may imply a by-the-book chef who follows recipes exactly as written, but her playful, creative side can manifests in how Pappare Ristoranti perfectly combines the right ingredients that offer more reasons to enjoy and gobble up pasta.
Delicious food comes from all corners of the world and Chef Jonah has traveled all over to share distinct flavors from different regions. Chef Jonah’s love for food since childhood led to an epic journey of discovering different flavors and new taste experiences. To share his fondness and unyielding commitment to whip up and serve sumptuous treats, Chef Jonah brings together flavors from different continents in Po-Bo’s explosive menu. From the tangy flavors of Asian Kitchens, through the exquisitely created dishes of Western Europe to the delicately-flavored barbecues of North America, Chef Jonah shares the joys conveyed through great food.