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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...

Our Faculty

Mats Loo
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.
Ziggy Segunial
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.
Marie Bonus
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.
Jojo Bolivar
Jojo Bolivar
A proud alumnus of First Gourmet Academy that was able to work immediately as a Cook and Food & Beverage Supervisor in a local hotel. To further enhance his gained knowledge, he worked for a long time in Saudi Arabia and become a Commis Chef and eventually got promoted to the position of Demi Chef de Partie.
Thomas Paul
Thomas Paul
He has been in the field of Culinary Arts for 40 years which makes him probably the most experienced instructor in The Philippines. He started as a Commis de cuisine at Hotel Intercontinental in Frankfurt.
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