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How A Laid-Off Flight Attendant Is Building CDO's Prime Culinary Draw

Jan Michael Sy Uy is passionate about attracting visitors to Northern Mindanao through good food

Jan Michael Uy became a flight attendant of Philippine Airlines in 1997 but was laid off just a little over a year laterLike many people, Jan Michael Sy Uy had dreamt in his youth of working in a plane—traveling the world and seeing ...

by Glen Concio  | April 16, 2017 10:00:00
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Full plate

Knowledge, experience, and street smarts have helped this tandem build a string of restaurants offering creative cuisine.

“Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money,” goes a quote by  American politician Owen Laughlin. Larry Cortez, a confessed bookworm (his current read is The 50th Law by rapper 50 Cent and Robert Greene), may ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | July 12, 2012 04:00:00
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When the second time\\\'s the charm

Bussing the outdoor tables at the restaurant Little Asia at the Piazza at Taguig City’s McKinley Hill, nodding hello to a friend, and engaging in small talk to its patrons is the restaurant owner himself, Charlemagne Lim.[related|post]He is suave with the diners, ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | January 25, 2012 04:00:00
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[Video] Be Inspired: How Larry Cortez became a serial restaurateur

Be inspired with his story of starting small and making it big.

Serial restaurateur Larry Cortez shares with the secrets to his success and how he became who he is now. Speaking during the December leg of Entrepreneur Philippines\\\' Networking Night, Cortez shared his humble beginnings in the restaurant industry and how his ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | January 12, 2012 04:00:00
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In the business of quality: Elbert\\\'s Steak Room

Can a restaurant succeed if it goes against conventional wisdom in doing business?

Imagine setting up a restaurant in a very ordinary, nondescript building away from the malls and commercial areas. Imagine locating it on the third floor, accessible only through a narrow staircase. Imagine not providing it with any signage at all, such that ...

December 07, 2011 01:00:00
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3 elements to consider when running restaurant

Learn from the experts

Location“When you want to open a restaurant such as this,” says Chef Norbert Gandler of fine dining destination Aubergine Restaurant and Patisserie, “location is very important.” Situating in the Fort Bonifacio area puts them in the middle of the growing business district ...

by Peter Imbong  | November 03, 2011 11:00:00
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How a vegan restaurant mixes business and advocacy

The food is not only healthy, so is the pricing strategy

In June 2000, a quaint restaurant opened its doors at a quirkily named place, Krus na Ligas, in Quezon City. Close to 11 years now, Likha Diwa has been offering vegetarian food to a mixed clientele of students, families, and young professionals ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 02, 2011 11:00:00
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10 unique restaurant concepts

Is your restaurant concept unique enough?

Customers are always in the search of something new and unique. With these offbeat (and real) restaurant concepts, they shouldn’t look too listed down 10 restaurants from the Philippines and abroad to show you what "unique" means in the restaurant business.10. ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 25, 2011 07:00:00
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5 kitchen equipment for the modern restaurateur

As suggested by Chef Sau del Rosario

Well-known and acclaimed Chef Sau del Rosario, showcased the five new products from the Philips’ MyKitchen line, which should help every aspiring restaurateur create that perfect dish.With most restaurants now going the healthy way, Chef Sau suggested quick-cooking or cooking methods that ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | May 20, 2011 04:00:00
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Yummy Roast: the new kid on the block

Filipinos like it quick and yummy, at least when it comes to food. And that is where Yummy Roast steps in.

It’s a new kid on the block, but its owner definitely knows what the Filipino palate is like and how to adapt to it.Richmond Yang, the same man who developed and conceptualized Super Bowl of China, franchisee of Chili’s Grill and Bar, ...

March 15, 2011 03:00:00
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Learn from the expert: How to be a succesful restaurateur

Four of the country\\\'s top chefs share their experience on what made them succeed

Some say chefs are the cruelest people. Why? They whip cream, beat eggs, and pinch salt. But somewhere along the line, these four hardcore chefs also found the time to set-up their own food businesses. Meet the people who do more than ...

January 14, 2011 02:00:00