Rank #1: Ginger Dimapasok Owner of Cafe 86
Karena sits down with Ginger Dimapasok the owner and founder of Cafe 86. They talk about the beginnings of Cafe 86, the growing Filipino Food movement, entreprenuership, and so much more.
Rank #2: Paul Montoya of Barkada Restaurant and Lounge
Paul Montoya of Barkada Restaurant and Lounge invites everyone to be part of his Barkada, why your Barkada is a good thing, reveals what is in a Filipino Trifecta, and shares what personality traits he believes you need to be an entrepreneur.
Rank #3: Chef Isa Fabro
Our guest this week is pastry chef Isa Fabro. This Canadian born Filipina was really sick of school and just wanted to make money. It wasn’t until a health scare, that Isa had to reflect on the simple things that made her happy. Stay tuned Phlavor profiles is coming up next.
Rank #4: Chef Ria Barbosa
In this episode, Chef Ria Barbosa and I meet up at FrankieLucy Bakeshop. She reminisces about the butter lyfe at “The Mansion” in Vegas, making awesome mistakes at “Sqrl” in Silverlake and the dumbing down dinuguan. Phlavor Profiles is up in your earhole now.
Rank #5: Barb Batiste, Owner of B Sweet Dessert Bar
networking that brought her Filipino flavors to the people and her dad’s words of wisdom when it came to running the business. Stay tuned because Flavor Profiles drops now!
Rank #6: Ray Yaptinchay & Jay Tugas, Spoon & Pork LA
Rank #7: Randy Ramiro, Founder Infanta Lambanog
In This episode, It’s a BYOB get-together at Genever Cocktail Lounge in Historic Filipinotown. Infanta Lambanog founder Randy Ramiro is here for it. Find out how this young entrepreneur is bringing back an old school drink made in the Philippines. Stay Tuned.
Rank #8: Susie Quesada, President of "Ramar Foods" and Tita Fe of "She Don't Cook, She Just Eats"
Susie Quesada, President of Ramar Foods reminisces about growing up in her family's Filipino frozen food business and she tells us how she plans on helping to educate the next generation of Filipinos. Also, we talk to Karena's mom, Tita Fe, and they discuss the most popular Filipino words and how they relate to food, eating, and being Filipino.
Rank #9: Chocolatier Tonet Tibay
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Rank #10: Michael Leelin, Leelin Bakery CFO
Rank #11: Mary Grant, the Filipina
In this episode, we kick it with the multi-talented singer, song-writer and actress, Mary Grant, This military brat gets candid about the advantages and disadvantages of her Filipino American identity, the acting role that was made for her and how a video parody, connected Ms. Grant to the world.
Phlavor Profiles is up next.
Rank #12: Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay of J.Six Restaurant
Rank #13: Dr Ray Mangune of Gerry's Grill
He describes the journey from dentist to restaurateur and duplicating the authentic flavors of the Philippines.
Rank #14: Rhea Rachelle Espino of Neri’s Curbside Cravings
Rhea Rachelle Espino of Neri's Curbside Cravings discusses her journey from the Philippines to San Francisco and finally, Los Angeles. Rhea chats about the twists and turns that lead to an overdue collaboration with her Tita Neri.
Rank #15: Kristine De La Cruz, co-owner of Crème Caramel LA
Kristine De La Cruz, co-owner of Crème Caramel LA breaks down the process of creating a niche food business from a traditional Filipino dessert,
marketing this unique confection company and why it’s an exciting time to be Filipina.
Rank #16: Ralph Degala, Cheftestant on Master Chef
In this episode, Trilipino Cook Ralph Degala, describes his global food journey. He tells Phlavor how he went from home cooking to representing Filipino food on Master Chef and why he’s so particular about pork fat. Phlavor Profiles is next.
Rank #17: Lynne Tolentino, Chef De Cuisine at Superba Food and Bread
Chef Lynne Tolentino describes her journey from a surfing nurse to Chef De Cuisine at Superba Food and Bread and
how her grandparents love letters inspire her to cook.
Rank #18: Romeo Garcia, Chocolatier
In this episode, we sit down with Romeo Garcia, Owner of Romeo Chocolates in Long Beach. We discuss how his passion for social justice plays a big role in his business and why the Philippines has so much to offer the global community. Phlavor Profiles is next.
Rank #19: Eric De La Cruz, Co-Owner Oi Asian Fusion
This week Eric De La Cruz, owner of Oi Asian Fusion reveals how dropping out of school and getting fired from Bank of America pushed him to find his true entrepreneurial spirit. Phlavor Profiles is coming up next.
Rank #20: Season 2, Episode 9 Teaser: Chef Yana Gilbuena
This week our guest is Yana Gilbuena, the nomadic chef responsible for SALO SERIES, a Filipino inspired, eat with your hands only, community driven experience.