Meet Our Founders

For me, cooking is more than a chore, a means to an end or even a hobby. I must admit the influence of Zen here which has taught me that cooking is a personal spiritual act and that food is a part of the great cycle of life. That is why I recommend the use of fresh ingredients, the maintenance of an absolutely clean kitchen, the practice of cooking with whatever is on hand, of cooking frugally, of recycling leftovers and eliminating wastage.

This is cooking with respect, harmony, purity, and tranquility: cooking with love. Which is a redundancy, perhaps, for what else is cooking but a gesture of love?

Annie P. Guerrero,
Cooking with Love

Susana “Annie” P. Guerrero

Chairman Emeritus & The Founder

She is a legendary culinarian, as the country’s only Certified Professional to be awarded the prestigious title by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Besides her passion for culinary, she is also an environmentalist as a fierce advocate of Zero Waste lifestyle the Filipino way: local and low-cost technology.
She continues to promote culinary education as the President and Founder of Culinary Education Foundation, a non-profit organization of CCA Manila.

Marinela “Badjie” Guerrero Trinidad

CEO

She is a businesswoman, with a strong educational foundation from UP Diliman, Asian Institute Management, Cornell University, Wharton Pennsylvania, IESE Barcelona, and CEIBS Shanghai.
She won the Mabuhay Gold Award in 2014 by Association of Human Resource Managers in the Hospitality Industry.  This is proof of her contributions as a restaurateur, hotelier and culinary school leader.
She continues to lead the CCA Manila team as they expand into several locations such as Antipolo, Quezon City, and BGC.

CCA Manila Team

Dra. Veritas Luna - Chancellor for Education
Dra. Veritas Luna Chancellor for Education
Chef Philip John Golding - Culinary Director
Chef Philip John Golding Culinary Director
Chef Kerwin Funtanilla - Program Manager, Academic Department
Chef Kerwin Funtanilla Program Manager, Academic Department
Bea Trinidad - Storyteller _ Digital Strategist
Bea Trinidad Storyteller & Digital Strategist
Marcela Gatbonton - Finance Manager
Marcela Gatbonton Finance Manager
Marifi Canunayon - Documentation Officer
Marifi Canunayon School Registrar
Rheine De Villa - Asst. Sales _ Marketing Manager
Rheine De Villa Asst. Sales & Marketing Manager
Nadia Linga - Program Coordinator
Nadia Linga Program Coordinator
Chef Jay Recio - Faculty In Charge CEP Department
Chef Jay Recio Faculty In Charge CEP Department
Chef Angelo Guison - Chef Instructor
Chef Angelo Guison Chef Instructor
Chef Jr Bautista - Chef Instructor
Chef Jr Bautista Chef Instructor
Chef July Gaceta - Chef Instructor
Chef July Gaceta Chef Instructor
Chef Krystle San Juan - Chef Instructor
Chef Krystle San Juan Chef Instructor
Chef Maco Arao- Chef Instructor
Chef Maco Arao Chef Instructor
Chef Miguel Lorino - Chef Instructor
Chef Miguel Lorino Chef Instructor
Chef Ram Caronongan - Chef Instructor
Chef Ram Caronongan Chef Instructor
Chef Rupert Carandang - Chef Instructor 2
Chef Rupert Carandang Chef Instructor

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Ma. Christina G. Aquino 
Chair, Tourism Industry Board  Foundation Inc.

Annabelle Ochoa
Former President of Tourism Industry Foundation, Inc.

John Martho C. Buenaventura
Executive Chef Hilton Abu Dhabi  Yas Island

Chef Migo Razon
Alumni, Executive Chef of Savoy  Hotel Melbourne Australia

Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou
Chef & Author; Head Chef at Chef Tatung Restaurant, Taguig

Chef Sau Del  Rosario
Executive Chef and Owner, Cafe  Fleur Manila

Chef Xandra Pauco
Proprietor and Executive Chef, Flaming Wings

Chef Maria Ysabelle G. Cruz-Bungabong
Senior Culinary Specialist, Century Pacific Food Inc

Chef Tristan Arenas Encarnacion
Group Executive Chef, Waterfront Hotel Cebu

Ryan David
Founder, Nacionale Baldeworks

Catherine B. Turvill
President & Co-Owner, Nurture Wellness Village

 

Randy Prado
CEO and Co-Founder, Republisys (USA, Australia, Philippines)

Reymar G. Casareo
Student

Dr. Mario Capanzana
Retired Director of the Food and Nutrition Research, DOST

Eligio P Santos, PhD
Vice Dean, School of Management & Program Director, Entrepreneurial Management

Felice Sta. Maria
Food Historian and Author

Dr. Patricia Azanza
Professor, UP Diliman

Zenaida F. Velasco
CEO & President, Nutrition & Emotional Wellness Center/ NDAP

 

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