Special family occasions have been a big part of my life. Having grown up in a big family, I would often have friends and family at our house on weekends and holidays. During these gatherings, both my mother and I would prepare numerous entrees without recipes. I enjoyed seeing people feeling satisfied when they had a great meal that I had worked so meticulously to look and taste delicious. Those events played a big role in choosing my career and broadening my palette. Thus, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a bachelor’s degree in Food Services in the Philippines I knew I was on the right track.