Today’s blog is inspired by my failed attempt to stalk Jeremy Renner who is now in Manila filming the fourth installment of the movie Bourne Identity. Jeremy is a Hollywood star but in the “Culinary Kingdom” the celebrity chefs are our rock stars!
Luckily our country has been visited by some of these famous chefs. And here are some celebrity chef sightings in the Philippines :
Alumna Michelle Ong with Anthony Bourdain during the filming of No Reservations Philippines
Chef Winnie Wong with Bobby Chinn
With Pastry Chef Anna Olson and Chef Mae Montalban
With chef and rock-star Chuck Hughes
Our students assist Chef Martin Yan
AFC’s Licence to Grill Chef Robert Rainford with Chef JP Landingin, Chef Mae Montalban, and Chef Joanne Trias
Adrian Richardson visits class (below):
Chef Kristine Pascua Perez with her idol Ming Tsai
Sugar king Ewald Notter with Philippine sugar queen Chef Peachy Juban
AFC’s “The Boss” and the Philippine’s pride Chef Bruce Lim
The team with the woman and the legend who taught Filipinos how to cook Ms. Nora Daza
We appreciate Asian Food Channel for bringing in and giving our chef instructors and students the opportunity to work with some of their stars.
We are also grateful for celebrity chefs who have uplifted the culinary industry by sharing their talents through television, books and other forms of media. They have influenced many young people to becoming aspiring chefs.
I just want to remind our students that the life of a celebrity chef is completely different from that of a line chef. Our showbiz chefs will agree with me that the kitchen is not a glamor job and you will need a lot of passion and dedication to make it in this industry.
some photos from CHIP