Phlavor Profiles
Desiree Frederickson, Keto Ass Bih

Desiree Frederickson, Keto Ass Bih

June 25, 2019

This week we sit down with Desiree Frederickson, aka Keto Ass Bih! Mrs. Bih tells Phlavor about her journey to get her mind and body right on the gram and “In Real Life". This fly Pinay keeps it 100 about being a wife, mom and lover of Filipino food.

Lem Balagot, LA Rose

Lem Balagot, LA Rose

June 19, 2019

This week Phlavor sits down with restaurateur Lem Balagot. Lem chats with host Karena Higgins about his time at the historic Manila Hotel, how he changed the food game at Philippine Airlines and why he opened LA Rose, a Filipino restaurant, in the middle of Hollywood California. 

Aileen Suzara, The Sariwa Kitchen

Aileen Suzara, The Sariwa Kitchen

June 11, 2019

Phlavor Profiles sits down with Chef Educator Aileen Suzara. The Sariwa Kitchen creator tells host, Karena Higgins, about her journey as an Environmentalist to teacher and why re-branding her pop up made a huge difference in the “legitimacy” of her pop-ups.  

JR Martin, Tatang

JR Martin, Tatang

June 4, 2019

In this week’s episode, Phlavor Profiles host Karena Apollony Ebora Higgins sits with JR Martin, owner of Tatang. They chat about his global search for his identity, his reluctance to cook Filipino food and who helped bring him full circle. 

Freya Estreller, Co-Founder of Cool Haus

Freya Estreller, Co-Founder of Cool Haus

May 28, 2019

This episode features Cool Haus Co-Founder Freya Estreller. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Freya and Karena meet up in Koreatown to discuss life growing up in Los Angeles, the “F” truck and the skills needed to be an Entrepinay. 

 

Rezel Kealoha, Food Stylist/Photographer/Recipe Developer

Rezel Kealoha, Food Stylist/Photographer/Recipe Developer

May 21, 2019

On this episode Phlavor Profiles visits Food photographer, Rezel Kealoha, at her home in Walnut Creek, CA.

They discuss her job, her travels as a Server Tech for Visa Credit Card company, pregnancy health, sweaty selfies on Instagram and a recipe for refined Halo Halo. 

 

 

 

Abby Declaro, Baked Dessert Bar

Abby Declaro, Baked Dessert Bar

May 14, 2019
Baked Dessert Bar Owner Abby Declaro describes her journey from nursing to small business owner.  Host, Karena Higgins, and Abby discuss Costco cakes, side hustles and Filipino-ization. Abby also tells us why kids parties are the best forums for word of mouth marketing. 

 

Ray Yaptinchay & Jay Tugas, Spoon & Pork LA

Ray Yaptinchay & Jay Tugas, Spoon & Pork LA

May 7, 2019

Spoon & Pork LA co-owners Ray Yaptinchay and Jay Tugas sit with host, Karena Apollonya Ebora Higgins, to tell their Filipino food story. The dynamic duo briefly describe life in the Philippines, what brought them to the United States and why they decided to try Filipino food as a business. 

 

Mary Grant, the Filipina

Mary Grant, the Filipina

December 4, 2018

In this episode, we kick it with the multi-talented singer, song-writer and actress, Mary Grant, This military brat gets candid about the advantages and disadvantages of her Filipino American identity, the acting role that was made for her and how a video parody, connected Ms. Grant to the world.

 Phlavor Profiles is up next.

Romeo Garcia, Chocolatier

Romeo Garcia, Chocolatier

November 27, 2018

In this episode, we sit down with Romeo Garcia, Owner of Romeo Chocolates in Long Beach. We discuss how his passion for social justice plays a big role in his business and why the Philippines has so much to offer the global community. Phlavor Profiles is next.

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