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loreta2“Working hard is not the only way to become a good pastry chef, you must be dedicated in what you do, have the willingness to learn, accept every challenge you face, and learn from failures as one way to improve yourself and grow.”

Al moved from The Philippines to Dubai in 2009 after graduating from International School for Hotel and Restaurant Management. He worked as a baker for MH AL SHAYA, one of the largest pastry central kitchens in The Middle East. Working with different nationalities helped him understand different cultures. As his experience grew, so did his love for baking. This allowed him to experiment and he quickly realised that from one simple yeast dough, he could get endless variations of bread!

Al’s biggest break came when he was tasked to handle the pastry, bakery and pizza section at Maison Mathis which he managed for four years while working under Chef Bart Thoelen, a Michelin Star chef.

After his ten-year-stint in Dubai, he moved to Singapore in hopes of better opportunities to share his passion for pastries. Al loves making rustic bread and his love and passion for his work leads him to create desserts that delight the tastebuds.

We are pleased that Al has joined Palate Sensations as our Pastry Chef. He will be sharing his love for pastries, breads and cakes with all our participants.

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Chef Al Manas