A Filipino chef was recently appointed as the Head Chef of Voyages by Alain Ducasse which is a recipient of the prominent Michelin Plate award for restaurants located at Morpheus Hotel in Macau’s City of Dreams.
Safa Nessmarie Rodas, a successful Filipina chef who hails from Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Safa enjoyed most of her time in the kitchen doing practical learning. When she was in school, training was rigorous and challenging but she explains that the moments where she and her classmates were put to test was a significant factor that pushed them to reach their full potential.
“I also greatly appreciated the time I spent learning from our chef mentors in school, their way of teaching and imparting knowledge is very effective. We got to learn things the hard way, and I wouldn’t have it other than that,” she said.
Safa acknowledges her alma mater, Enderun Colleges, which helped her nurture the values of strength and resilience especially that she’s presently working in the international scene.
“I am a young Filipina woman, leading a very dynamic and intercultural kitchen team in Macau⎯already a challenge in itself⎯but as long as I believe in what I can do, and look back to all the lessons I learned, I know I will get through anything,” she shares.
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