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San Francisco, CA

BIO

Pinoy Heritage’s story begins in the Philippines in 2012, during the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, where Chef Francis and Dian Ang were stranded after the storm wiped out countless homes and displaced thousands of families. Francis and Dian acted immediately, combining their culinary skills to feed the community using the limited resources and food available. Upon returning to San Francisco, Francis and Dian were determined to continue supporting the Philippines, and hosted a fundraiser at the Fifth Floor, showcasing an enticing Filipino menu. The success of this dinner planted the seed for what would eventually grow into the Pinoy Heritage project.

A few short years later, Francis, Dian and Danica set off on a culinary pilgrimage, spending six months traveling the different provinces of the Philippines to gain a deeper appreciation for the authentic techniques and ingredients of the various regional cuisines. Upon their return, Pinoy Heritage was established with a mission to exhibit the evolution and diversity of Filipino flavors -- all through the lens of local California produce. Ultimately, Pinoy Heritage strives to fuel Filipino food culture, introducing the world to an approachable and adventurous culinary experience, with firm roots in the traditions of the homeland.

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