Chef Fernando Aracama at the Maya Kitchen this November

Chef Fernando AracamaThis November 23, Maya Kitchen’s guest demonstrator will be Chef Fernando Aracama. He’s one of the known chefs in Manila. A long list of bars and restaurants to his name like Aracama Filipino Cuisine, Opus, Republiq & Café Republiq, MYTHAI Kitchen, Lucky Niku Café, The ChopHouse, The Tides Hotel Boracay as well as previous spots Restaurant UVA, Encore/Embassy & Member’s Only and CANTEEN simple+good food.

A graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Administration from University of the Philippines and took further studies at The New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont USA and was a 2003 Cochran Fellowship Program Awardee at the Hilton College, University Of Houston, Texas, USA.


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Chef Fernando Aracama is also active in World Association of Chef Societies (WACS), Les Toques Blances Philippines, Council of Chefs, United States of America’s Department of Agriculture and is a Chef Consultant with Philippine Airlines.

On his demonstration day at the Maya Kitchen, he said that he’ll be preparing a holiday themed recipes that is ideal for Christmas and New year feast! I know that this is the perfect time to think about on what to prepare for Christmas and New Years eve.

  • Patatas Riojana, a very simple yet hearty and delicious potato and chorizo soup Chef Fern revisited on his recent trip to Spain.
  • Grilled Ensaimada Media Noche style. Hot and crusty butter grilled ensaimada stuffed with Chinese ham and queso de bola.
  • Insalata Uvato goes with the Grilled Ensaimada. This is his signature salad with honey balsamico vinaigrette, toasted pine nuts, green and red grapes and kesong puti.
  • Malunggay and Mozzarella dip is nutritious greens in a creamy, cheesy brûleé best served with crispy crostini. This is a signature appetizer in Aracama Filipino Cuisine, one of Chef Fern’s restaurants.
  • Bunuelos and Warm Chocolate Dip. These are the recipes of Chef Fern’s dear Abuelita of deep fried choux pastries served with a thick and smooth milk chocolate dip.

For more information on other course offerings, log on to or e-mail [email protected] or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63947 835 2290.

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