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Filipino chef & Caterer in London


"Despite his initial passion for food, Rex soon realized that working for someone else wasn't his path. In 2014, he embarked on a journey to reconnect with his Filipino heritage and culture through cooking, whilst gaining valuable industry experience. At just 21 years old, Rex hosted his first pop-up restaurant, marking the start of his mission to introduce and popularize Filipino cuisine in the UK.

In 2018, Rex made a significant leap, leaving his role as a chef de partie at Gordon Ramsay's 'Maze' restaurant in Mayfair (now 'Lucky Cat') and founded 'Turo Turo,' a Filipino barbecue and street food stall that appeared at various London markets with 'KERB.' 'Turo Turo' grew from strength to strength catering to prominent brands such as: 'Amazon,' 'Adidas,' 'Channel 4,' and 'WeWork.' The venture proved successful, and in 2019, Rex participated in the 'British Street Food Awards,' winning the title of "Southern Champion" and later securing "Best Vegetarian Dish" in the UK during the National Finals.

In 2022, Rex showcased his culinary talents on the first season of Channel 4's 'The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver,' where he advanced to the grand finals of the cooking competition.


Presently, Rex's primary focus is on launching his inaugural Filipino restaurant and writing his first Filipino cookbook. He also engages in consulting for business start-ups, content creation, and collaborative projects."

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