First Gourmet Academy feeds your knowledge and fuels your passion for the world of culinary arts...

It has an intensive and comprehensive hands-on program designed to propel students to be successful in the international culinary arena. Read more...


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Our Faculty

Mats Loo

Formerly an executive chef in several cruise ships (including MS Endeavour and MS Polaris) and having worked at Michelin star restaurants around the world, he now shares his knowledge and passion with future culinary artists at First Gourmet Academy.

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Thomas Paul

From cooking for the German Army and serving as a private chef in Berlin in charge of events for high-ranking officials, to working in topnotch hotels like The Mansion at MGM Grand, he now dedicates his time mentoring those who wish to pursue a culinary career.

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Ziggy Segunial

Being in the culinary profession for almost 20 years, he is an expert in Asian cuisines and wellness cooking. He used to be with Philippine Airlines' Inflight Catering and is currently one of our main instructors for the diploma program and short courses.

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Marie Bonus

Having honed her skills at famous restaurants and patisserie shops in New York City such as Financier Patisserie, David Burke at Bloomingdales and the world-class restaurant Nobu, she now shares her love for the pastry arts by teaching classes here at the Academy.

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If you are serious about your culinary education, you should enroll in First Gourmet Academy.