First female pastry chef in APCA Philippines and a part of the team since the beginning. Educated at Ateneo de Manila University Philippines, after which she toured to the United States to pursue her passion as Pastry Chef at Culinary Institute Le Notre. Chef Janelle is also a very competent Competition Chef and has been able to win a great number of Gold and Silver Medals over the last few years; some of her major achievements are; Philippine Culinary Cup 2018 won Gold Medal - Sugar Art; First Philippine representative to World Pastry Queen Competition in Rimini, Italy in January 2018; 5th Place - Top of Patissier in Asia 2017 held in Shanghai, China; Philippine Culinary Cup 2016 won Gold & Silver Medal - Chocolate Display & Sugar Art.
Angelica has been around the Academy for many of our yearly Pastry Forums and Master-classes here in the Philippines and at our headquarter in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, she is showing that she has a very profound passion for the Art of Pastry and Bakery, with this we are confident that she will be a valuable member to our already strong team here in APCA Philippines. Her academic background is very varied, she is a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Major in European Studies, Bachelor of Science in Legal Management and Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management Major in Culinary Arts, her Passion for Pastry and Bakery has changed her direction and thus she worked in the Pastry Departments of some of the 5 Star Hotels in Manila. She will now pursue her dream to pass on her knowledge to all the aspiring new Pastry Chefs and Bakers out there.
Chef Anthony, a young chef inclined to pursue innovation in Pastry through his work of art and edge in Academy in 2018. He once worked at Marriott Hotel Manila. His Chocolate Display won Bronze at the Philippine Culinary Cup 2015. He was able to acquire the Best Display in Asian Pastry Cup 2016. He was one of the Representative of the Philippines for SIGEP: Juniores Campionato Mondiale Pasticceria 2017 (Junior Pastry Cup). He participated once again at the Asian Pastry Cup 2018. He specializes in Chocolate Showpiece and Pralines, Plated Desserts, Verrines, and Signature Cakes. He is currently handling classes in APCA Philippines.
Chef Vergel is a very young and developing Chef in the Philippine pastry scene. He is a graduate of Culinary Arts with specializations in Kitchen Operations in a prestigious university in Manila. He had worked in the kitchens of well known hotels with a background in molding star quality chefs such as Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas and EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. Chef Vergel is work passionate, driven, and innovative. He is a multi-awarded chef who has competed in both local and international Chefs’ Meet, bagging medals for categories such as Chocolate Pralines and Petit Fours, Plated Desserts and Boutique High Tea. Apart from competing he also enjoys doing breads and cakes. He is technical and well- knowledgeable in aspects such as baking sciences and pastry histories. The Academy is pleased to have him along our line of great pastry chefs to inspire and share his craft to the world.