16 years in the food service industry
Having been in the industry for 15 years, Chef Brando’s impressive culinary career started when he took courses in CCA after finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Physics at the University of Santo Tomas. He went on to work for various restaurants in Manila, eventually becoming the Executive Chef of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Global City, where he led the team that revolutionised the hospital’s still nutritious yet more gourmet menu.
He is also highly lauded as part of the team that won back to back championships in the Philippine Culinary Cup in 2013 and 2014, and is a certified assessor and culinary competition judge by the World Association of Chefs Societies.
Chef Brando brings to the UFS Culinary Team his incredible expertise and a keen interest in the creative process of creating new dishes. As a previous Chef Instructor for CCA Manila and Global Academy, he is also deeply passionate about teaching and paying it forward to the next generation of young culinary professionals.