Chef Yana Gilbuena

April 7, 2018

This weeks episode comes at ya from the SPRIZZY, Palm SPRINGS. CHEF Yana Gilbuena and I soak up the sun as she outlines her journey from living her best life in the Philippines, to an abrupt, no so great existence in Los Angeles. Yana also describes the trauma that led her to NEW YORK and why a search for ARROZ CALDO was the catalyst for what she feels is her life’s purpose. 


Season 2, Episode 9 Teaser: Chef Yana Gilbuena

April 6, 2018

This week our guest is Yana Gilbuena, the nomadic chef responsible for SALO SERIES, a Filipino inspired, eat with your hands only, community driven experience.

Stay Tuned.


Chef Isa Fabro

April 1, 2018

Our guest this week is pastry chef Isa Fabro. This Canadian born Filipina was really sick of school and just wanted to make money. It wasn’t until a health scare, that Isa had to reflect on the simple things that made her happy. Stay tuned Phlavor profiles is coming up next.


Season 2, Episode 8 Teaser: Chef Isa Fabro

March 30, 2018

On our next episode, Chef Isa Fabro describes a life changing trip to the Philippines and why this is the year of giving NO FUCKS. Stay Tuned.


Chef AC Boral, Rice and Shine

March 24, 2018

In this episode, Chef AC Boral and I meet up at Romeo Chocolates in Long Beach, CA. Born in Guam, raised in Oxnard, this “Cali” chef describes  his search for identity, despite that colonial shit and the theatrics that go into a longanisa scotch egg. Phlavor Profiles is coming up next!


Season 2, Episode 7 Teaser: Chef AC Boral, Rice and Shine

March 16, 2018

On our next episode of Plavor Profiles…

Chef AC Boral breakdowns the physical mishap that led him to the kitchen and motivated the creation of Rice and Shine, his Filipino inspired pop ups. Stay tuned you won’t want to miss it! 

Chef Ria Barbosa

March 3, 2018

In this episode, Chef Ria Barbosa and I meet up at FrankieLucy Bakeshop.  She reminisces about the  butter lyfe at “The Mansion” in Vegas, making awesome mistakes at  “Sqrl” in Silverlake and the dumbing down dinuguan.  Phlavor Profiles is up in your earhole now. 


Season 2, Episode 6 Teaser: Chef Ria Barbosa of Paramount Coffee Project DTLA

March 2, 2018
Born in the Philippines,  raised in North East Los Angeles, Chef Ria Barbosa is “fueled by power naps and caffeine”. Lets hope so, cuz she’s gotta a new gig 
at Paramount Coffee Project DTLA. Stay Tuned. You won’t want to miss it. 

Michael Leelin, Leelin Bakery CFO

February 24, 2018
In the episode I sit down with  Michael Leelin, CFO of Leelin Bakery at their production facility in Santa Fe Springs. We chat about the legacy of Goldilocks, the successes and challenges of running a family business, and his pride and passion for Filipino food.  Phlavor Profiles drops now. 

Season 2, Episode 5 Teaser: Michael Leelin, CFO of Leelin Bakery

February 23, 2018

On our next episode of Flavor Profiles…..

We interview Michael Leelin, CFO and COO (child of owner) of Leelin Bakery. He recounts the history of Goldilocks, the original family business, and his hopes for
the next generation of pandesal eaters. Stay tuned you won’t want to miss it.