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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
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.
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.
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.
JC Gonzales
Her creativity and passion for baking made her launch her first culinary career as a pastry chef and proprietor of The Pastry Kitchen. She later worked as a Chef de Partie at the Constance Halaveli in the Maldives, and Crimson Hotel in the Philippines. After gaining experience and honing her baking skills, she is now ready to share it with our students as the Instructor of Baking and Pastry.
Pablo Ramirez
Early in his career Pablo decided to work internationally in some of the top hotels, resorts and restaurants across the globe. A talented and highly motivated professional with many years of culinary expertise from his native Argentina, Uruguay, The United Arab Emirates, Turkey as well as The Philippines.
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