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An American in Manila: How a Florida Childhood Led This Home Cook to Celebrity Weddings

Christian Mark Jacobs now uses his skills baking premium cakes for The Naked Patisserie

Christian Mark Jacobs is the founder and proprietor of The Naked Patisserie, a bakeshop that specializes in premium and bespoke cakes for weddings and other special occasionsChristian Mark Jacobs cuts a tall, slender figure, with neatly combed hair and broad shoulders, so he ...

by Jaymes Shrimski  | September 01, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Celebrity chef shares the sweet life with fellow 'probinsyanos'

This Oroquieta native is using his fame as a celebrity chef to improve the skills of his town mates.

At 29, Chef Hasset Go knows he has achieved a level of success few at his age have reached. But it all came from scratch.In his hometown of Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental in northern Mindanao, life was fraught with challenges. His ...

by Lolita Villa and Lolita Villa  | May 12, 2015 12:00:00
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Dessert bar offers a unique take on cream puffs

Happy Cream Puff creatively adds a tasty new option to the bustling dessert scene in Metro Manila.

Many food entrepreneurs start by offering clients a single product, and then build a full menu and build a restaurant around it. However, for husband and wife Haruo and Cecilia Yamagishi, specializing in cream puffs came after closing their restaurant in 2006. ...

by Alex Grant  | April 18, 2015 06:30:00
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Home-based business idea: How to make empanada

Learn how to make empanada.

Empanada is one pastry that crosses income segments. It can be sold to the masses at mall kiosks, to the well-heeled at Sunday neighborhood markets, or even to guests at 5-star hotels! If you are looking for a quick but promising home-based ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 18, 2015 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: How to make mantou

For today, you may try making and selling mantou, which is still rarely found in street food carts and restaurants.

For foodies who love Chinese desserts, mantou could easily be counted as among their top picks. This is no surprise as the steamed bun or bread is not just satisfying cravings but also filling the stomach with the right amount of energy-giving ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 29, 2015 02:00:00
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On a different track: Inspiring story of Catherine's Cakes & Pies

This entrepreneur established a successful pastry business even without professional culinary training.

Instinctively, I’m thinking out of the box, because I’m not a chef by profession,” says Ramon ‘Chito’ Benito, who founded Catherine’s Cakes & Pies in 2012, and has proven that a culinary neophyte can teach himself a recipe good enough to sell.From ...

by Johanna D. Poblete  | January 05, 2015 01:30:00
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How to make donuts

Step by step guide on how to make donuts

Doughnuts are so easy to make and sell, says Erlinda Ferrer-Soriano, lecturer at the ESF Cakes and Bread House. Mothers who usually prepare their kids’ merienda can shoot two birds with one stone by preparing more than their kids’ needs to earn ...

February 22, 2013 10:00:00