My Recipe My Story

My Recipe My Story is exclusively for PACE alumni to showcase their PASSION, ADAPTABILITY, CREATIVITY, ENVIRONMENTALISM and DISCIPLINE they mastered in the culinary world. We believe that our Alumni will STAND OUT and become the CHEFPRENEURS they dreamed of!

Follow and Reach your dreams together with our Alumni Series of “My Recipe My Story”

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PACE Culinary Arts student Fatima Cadisim from Batch 2 has always been passionate in cooking. Even before when she does office works, she would take extra effort to cook for her colleagues. She knew that she will be at her happiest if she pursues her dream in the kitchen. With the training and knowledge from PACE, Fatima has found the strength to step out in the real world and conquer every restaurants she can practice her skills with.

After graduation, Fatima became the Chef de Partie of Giovanni’s Ristorante where she got the inspiration and mastered cooking the Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta. Amazingly at the launch of this video, she has been invited in Cebu for another work stint. It’s a blessing for us to hear such news! Congratulations Fatima!

Watch Episode 1 here: Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta


PACE alumni, JC Mendoza is ​from Batch 5 class of 2013. He ​is one of the best and passionate in their class. JC encountered multiple challenges before he finally settled for the one. He found his calling the moment he entered PACE and focus in culinary. He knew that cooking makes him proud and contented. With the training and experiences PACE has offered JC, he build up and enhanced his talents and strengths which he was able to show ​not just in the competitions he has joined in but in his actual career as well.

After graduation, JC was hired in Avi ​, a restaurant in ​Kapitolyo as his stepping stone to furnish his talents and skills. Right after Avi, he was offered a job in the City of Dreams Manila, where he is now one of ​the Line Cooks​of Nobu Restaurant. It’s a big blessing for our alumni! We are proud of you JC!​

Watch Episode 2 here: Adobo sa Sampaloc on Sweet Potato


PACE alumni, Aaron Atanacio from CAD-Batch 5 is part of a group of devoted Culinary practitioners that believes cooking has changed their lives. From business management to culinary arts, Aaron has then decided to take over the family business and continue doing what he is passionate about.

After graduation, Aaron is now a full time events caterer and entrepreneur. Combining his skills together, he has earned a lot of experience and skills for his career. We are more than proud for all of our Alumni pursuing their dreams and having a great career! Good job Aaron!

Watch Episode 3 here: Beef Salpicao with Garlic Rice