Just a little about myself:
My culinary passion started when I was a kid that use to watch both my parents cook. I use to take mental notes of how and why did these certain spices make these certain foods taste this good. So I started doing my own experimenting. It dawned on me that it was something that I loved to do and it always relieved any kind of stress I had. I decided to enroll myself in the California Culinary Academy in 2001 to broaden my culinary passion in learning other types of foods throughout this World other than just Filipino cuisines. From 2002 and on, I've trained as a Chef in several known establishments such as Dukes Waikiki, Waikiki Beach Marriott, Hilton Hotel, and so on. I left the kitchen for awhile and became an Industrial Electrician for the money, and realized after many years of hard labor, sweat, and tears that I wasn't happy. Decided to follow my passion and got back in the kitchen and started my own catering and Private Chef business and am now living a dream.
One of my favorite foods from Hawaii is traditional Poke and living in the Bay Area, There's no good traditional Hawaiian Poke to be found. Traditional Hawaiian Poke isn't served with all kinds of toppings like avocado, corn, lima beans, Japanese seaweed etc. The fish should do all the talking, not the toppings. When you experience the TRUE Hawaiian Poke, its what you see is what you get behind the glass like in Foodland, Alicias , or Tamashiro Market. So if you're craving that good Poke that's made fresh to order and considered to some just as good or even better than some of the places in Hawaii, then follow me where ever I go..
Follow me on Instagram @da_poke_man and twitter@Da_pokeman for weekly schedules and special events. Taking a pic and tagging me on Instagram would be highly appreciated.
I am now currently doing business in a Food Truck. I currently just joined Off The Grid and Moveable Feast. Once I am established, i will post my schedules on my social media.
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