Claude Tayag: Portrait of the Chef as Artist

Claude Tayag never ceases to amaze me as he not only dabbles but shines in the various endeavors he pours his heart and soul into – whether it be the culinary arts or the visual arts. Bale Dutung We know him as a chef and culinary icon, with his relentless promotion of Pampango and Philippine…

he Makati communication directors squad: (L-R) Bess Howe, PR Director, Holiday Inn & Suites; Monique Toda, Communications Director, Raffles & Fairmont, Patti Javier, Communications Director, Shangrila Makati, Claire Hernandez, E-Commerce Manager, Peninsula Manila, Margaux Hontiveros, incoming Marketing Communications Director, Raffles Cambodia and former Communications Director of Primea; Shariza Relova, MarComm Director, Dusit Thani; Grace Lim and Mariano Garchitorena, PR Director of Peninsula Manila.

What It Takes To Make It In The World of Hotel PR

Some people think that working in a hotel is a glamorous job. Many kids aspire to become chefs when they grow up, as they watch celebrity chefs on television, Netflix and social media, and think that it’s an easy role to play. Others aspire to be in the hotel industry as part of its communications…

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Since today is Mother’s Day, I would like to pay tribute to my mother, the gorgeous Wonderwoman – Carmelita “Baby” Vargas Salcedo. I will share a few kitchen stories about her, also to encourage our readers to share kitchen stories of their own mothers on social media so we can celebrate moms everywhere! (Do tag…

Painting Cakes Brings New Life to Artist Christina Dy

He Is Risen!    As we celebrate the message of hope that Easter brings, allow me to share the story of a friend who found light amidst darkness, strength in the midst of fear, and joy in spite of sorrow. She is a true inspiration.   Her name is Christina Dy.      She is…

Le Cordon Bleu Rises at the Ateneo

As you might have heard, Le Cordon Bleu, the legendary culinary institute, has partnered with Ateneo de Manila and to open Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila at the Arete, a new building at the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo branded as their “creative hub”. This seems to be Ateneo’s response to Enderun College’s…

Fine Dining on Fine Pettyjohn Pottery

I had the most interesting dinner this weekend. It was a unique concept: 6 ceramic artists (potters) came together to showcase their work through a dining experience hosted by Aleth Ocampo in her Magallanes private dining space. Aleth, known for her classic French cooking, served all the dishes for this event in pottery by (pictured…