Chef Troy has always worked abroad going from one country to another to expose himself to the latest culinary trends. He first started his career by going to the United States of America for his on the job training. Upon returning to the Philippines he decided to become an entrepreneur before leaving the country again after a few years to work in Australia and eventually in Dubai, U.A.E.
Chef Troy has always been passionate about food but was never aware of his love for teaching until 2010 where he met by accident one of his mentors in CCA in a coffee shop in Tomas Morato. He was informed that they needed part-time / full-time culinary instructors, so Chef Troy immediately grabbed the opportunity and that opportunity opened his eyes to his love for teaching. He loved being a chef instructor so much that he decided to settle here in the Philippines to teach and give up his career abroad.
Chef Troy is a firm believer that culinary education does not end inside the classrooms or inside the kitchen laboratories, education also continues with simple activities such as eating in restaurants or even going food tripping outside the streets. He believes that in order to broaden our knowledge of flavors and creativity we first have to educate our palate by discovering new flavors wherever it may be, it could be in a very expensive restaurant or could just be outside the street.
Areas of practice
- Corporate Chef Consultant
- Sous chef
- Culinary Chef Instructor
- Diploma in Culinary Arts and Technology Management, Center for Culinary Arts, Manila CCA, Manila
- Servsafe, Emaar, Dubai United Arab Emirates 2010
Training the Trainors Seminar Oct 2011