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Chef Pearlie L. Tan

Chef Instructor

Chef Pearlie Tan

Pearlie L. Tan is one of the Chef Instructors for the first culinary school in Northern Mindanao, the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC).

Chef Pearlie’s love of food has led her to study at the prestigious Center for Culinary Arts Manila, where she studied for 2 years and obtained her Diploma in Culinary Arts and Technology Management in the year 2003.
Chef Pearlie has attended several trainings and seminars in Cebu, Cagayan, and Manila conducted by reputable chefs from across the country.

Having curiosity and innovativeness in her culinary field, Chef Pearlie is constantly researching for new tastes and recipes that test the boundaries of her abilities as a chef. She strongly believes in using only the freshest ingredients to obtain the best flavors possible and is a strong advocate for the use of organic products. Her keen attention to detail and ability to multitask have allowed her to research and experiment with new recipes and dishes.

Pearlie also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Cebu Doctor’s University. Her first course has taught her to value life and respect all the details that are integral to the function of all beings.




  • Center for Culinary Arts, Manila
    Philippines, August 2001-2003
    • Diploma in Culinary Arts and Technology Management
  • Cebu Doctor’s College, Cebu City
    Philippines, June 2001
    • B. S. Biology Graduate
  • Kong Hua High School, Cagayan de Oro City
    Philippines, March 1997

Trainings and Seminars Attended

  • Heny Sison Culinary School
    Manila, Philippines, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008
    Heny Sison School of Cake Decorating and Baking
    • Bars,Cakes and Cookies
    • Dimsum Dishes
      November-December 2003
  • Pots and Pans
    Cagayan de Oro
    • Cakes, 2006
  • Sylvia Reynoso-Gala Culinary Studio
    Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City
    Philippines, June 29, 2003
    • Bars and Brownies
  • Center for Asian Culinary Studies
    Metro Manila, Philippines, June 21, 2003
    • Cheesecakes R’ Us
  • Lee Kum Kee Demo
    BF Homes, Fairview , Quezon City
    Philippines, June 18, 2003
    • Chinese Cooking with Lee Kum Kee
  • Caro and Marie Culinary School
    Cebu City,Phils., June 1999-June 2001
    • Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Filipino Cuisines
    • Garde Manger Food
    • Fish Dishes
    • Bars ,Cakes ,Rolls and Cookies
    • Pies and Pastries
    • Bread Baking
    • Gelatin Desserts
    • Cupcakes
    • Basic Sponge Cakes

Work Experience

  • C2 Bar and Restaurant
    Makati, Philippines, July-August 2003
    • Cook, Hot and Cold kitchen
    • Matre d’ Hotel
  • Aresi Bar and Restaurant
    Quezon City, Philippines, June-July 2003
    • Cook, Hot and Cold kitchen