These Six Chefs Will Take You On A Gastronomic Trip at Sheraton Manila Hotel

These Six Chefs Will Take You On A Gastronomic Trip at Sheraton Manila Hotel


Twelve hands make the world go round at Sheraton Manila Hotel’s restaurant, the S Kitchen.

By now, there is already no denying that the F in Filipino stands for Food. The things we eat and drink on a daily basis carry so much of our history and culture as Filipinos. Besides, what would a Filipino gathering be without heaps of viands, noodles, rice, and even tables of desserts?

As Sheraton Manila Hotel provides its guests the Filipino experience with world-class service, the hotel brings us the 12 Hands Culinary Showcase—a gastronomical adventure with six of the country’s high caliber chefs.

These are chefs Kenneth Cacho, Carlo Miguel, Carlos “Pipo” Aluning, Brando Santos, James Antolin, and Sheraton Manila Hotel’s Executive Chef Francisco “Kiko” Santiago.

The chefs of 12 Hands Culinary Showcase with Sheraton Manila Hotel’s General Manager Anna Vergara (middle)

Curious to know what each chef has in store for you? Get to know them more one by one:

Chef Kenneth Cacho

Cacho’s credibility comes from three decades of being in the kitchen and refining his skills as the Country Executive Chef of Unilever Food Solutions Philippines. Get a taste of his magnum opus, his signature Barbeque Braised Beef and his Braised Pork Roast, Wild Mushrooms, and Apple Rosemary Purée.

Chef Kenneth Cacho with his dish, Barbeque Braised Beef

Chef Carlo Miguel

Even as a child, Chef Carlo already discovered his love affair with food. Now in the industry for more than 20 years, he has worked in reputable restaurants and with chefs all over the world. Make sure to look out for his Slow BBQ Pork Shoulder Inasal Fat Rice and Duck Lechon (Lechon Pato) with Duck Liver Sarsa.

Chef Carlo Miguel with his dish, Slow BBQ Pork Shoulder Inasal with Inasal Fat Rice

Chef Carlos Aluning

Let Chef Carlos—or more known as Pipo—give you the Southeast Asian vibe at the buffet. His Malaysian-style Lamb Rendang and Thai-style Plant Based Stir-fried Krapow are definitely must-tries! Trust in him to give you the best eat-all-you-can experience with his knack for large banquets. His diverse food heritage is all thanks to his family.

Thai-style Plant Based Stir-fried Krapow

Chef Brando Santos

If you are looking for a classic Filipino flavor but with a twist, Chef Brando has your back. A culinary artist for 24 years, he has mastered his Seafood Sinigang Paella and Crispy Pork Belly Bagnet Kare-Kare.

Crispy Pork Belly Bagnet Kare-Kare by Chef Brando Santos

Chef Francisco Santiago

Did you know that Chef Kiko is the first Filipino Executive Chef of an international five-star hotel in Manila? Above all, he uses local ingredients techniques to create his signatures. Watch out for his Braised Australian Beef Cheeks with Sweet Bread and Mushroom Bacon Chicken Galantina.

Mushroom Bacon Chicken Galantina by Chef Kiko Santiago

Chef James Antolin

Last but not the least, end your gastronomical adventure with a sweet treat courtesy of Pastry Chef James Antolin. Seal your meal with these desserts: Pate Choux au Craquelin with Barako Cocoa Nibs, Pate Choux au Craquelin with Strawberry and Vanilla Beans, and Verrine Pina Collada.

Check out the 12 Hands Culinary Showcase at S Kitchen’s lunch and dinner buffet only this month for PHP 2,900 net. Also, discounts for Marriott Bonvoy and Club Marriott members will apply.

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