PHOTOGRAPHY: JAY TABLANTE
INTERVIEW: JANELLE JOY GUCE
STYLING: WELLINGTON LAO
How did you become a pastry chef?
It’s a long story! But anyway, right after I finished my marketing course, I did an internship in Zimbabwe where I got to work with the poorest of the poor. While there, I saw that even though they didn’t have all the luxuries, they seemed happy with their life. That’s when I realized that I wanted to do something that’s important to me. So when I went back in the States, I tried to figure it all out.
How did you know it was baking?
Ha ha! Because while I was trying to figure out what I was going to do next, I found myself constantly baking and cooking all day. My parents noticed and they suggested that I go to culinary school. It sounded like a good idea so I enrolled myself at the San Francisco Baking Institute.