Chef Fernando F.C. Aracama graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration in 1990 and New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, USA where he finished with an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts in 1993.
Chef Fernando is the Executive Chef & Owner of several Manila based establishments. He was a member of the Les Toques Blanches Philippines National Culinary Team. The team topped the 2007 HKICC Gourmet Team Challenge in Hong Kong winning the Gold Medal and The Best of the Best awards. The team also participated and won medals in 13 categories at the 2008 Food & Hotel Asia competitions in Singapore. The team participated again in the 2009 HKICC Gourmet Team Challenge in Hong Kong and won Silver Awards just last May 2009..
Chef Fernando has attended the WACS Judging Forum in 2006 in Singapore and has judged in various local culinary competitions, as well as at the FHA 2008. He’s also an active committee member of Les Toques Blanches the chefs association of the Philippines. With his more than 30 years of experience, it is fitting to call Chef Fernando Aracama “The Maestro.” His knowledge and passion for food has made him more than capable to conduct a symphony of flavors.