“I want to be a teacher who is able to make students think instead of just relying on a piece of paper
with a recipe on it.”
Chef Patty worked as an advertising executive for some time before jumping into the food industry. She has been cooking and baking since her childhood, and had her first baking class with Sylvia Reynoso-Gala at a very young age. She met Heny Sison almost by fate when she accidentally walked in on a cooking class where Chef Heny happened to be the instructor. For two years after, she enrolled in various baking classes, before later on enrolling in the Essential Cooking Series here at the Heny Sison Culinary School where she graduated as a Silver Spoon Awardee. The Silver Spoon Award is given to the student who best exemplifies the passion and ethic of Heny Sison herself. In 2009, she hosted a TV show, Word of Mouth, alongside Chef Sandy Daza, and is now a contributing writer for Appetite magazine. She also does consulting and catering, and on the side, Chef Patty teaches special classes for SPED High Functioning Individuals.
Chef Patty has been teaching with the Heny Sison Culinary School for about 10 years, saying that although she comes home after every class very exhausted, “I am extremely fulfilled at the end of the day. They say when you teach, you learn twice. I learn from every class. I always pray I do a good job before I even walk into school. I still get anxious so I study beforehand. I just love doing it." She continues to teach because she believes she has something to share with people who want to pursue their passions. "I want to be a teacher who is able to make students think instead of just relying on a piece of paper with a recipe on it.”