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Jordy Navarra

In figuring out what he wanted to do in life, Jordy first dabbled in sports, business, and music, before finally arriving at food. Inspired by the likes of Heston Blumenthal’s Hot and Iced Tea, Ferran Adria’s spherification, and Thomas Keller’s all-around magic in the kitchen, the world of food baited him. Jordy saw that there was more to food than consumption, that there could be meaning to the act of eating, and there was more to cooking than simply writing down recipes. He realized that through food, ideas could be shared, which has the power to invoke memories and emotions. After culinary school, Jordy left the Philippines and worked in kitchens of London and Hong Kong. But these stints made him realize that he had no foundational relationship with the food he was working with. Jordy then set his sights on coming back to his hometown and creating food that resonated with flavors he grew up with.