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Restau­rant: Isidra Com­fort Cantina Best sell­ers: Pasta Provençal, Mixed Chicken Wings, Sal­mon Head Sini­gang

Pro­file: Most culi­nary pro­fes­sion­als cook be­cause they spent much of their child­hood watch­ing and help­ing their moth­ers pre­pare meals for their fam­i­lies at home, but it is the lack of a kitchen that in­spired Lor Tor­res to be­come a chef. Com­ing from a small fam­ily of just three, eat­ing out was seen as a more prac­ti­cal op­tion, so when­ever she was at a friend’s house, she would find her­self in their kitchens, learn­ing what­ever she could.

After com­plet­ing Psy­chol­ogy in col­lege, she en­rolled at the At- Sunrice Global Chef Academy in Sin­ga­pore. She worked for five more years in the same coun­try, find­ing her strength in Ital­ianMediter­ranean cui­sine while work­ing at the in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed restau­rant Michelan­gelo’s. Since com­ing back to Cebu, she has had var­i­ous con­sul­tancy projects, and is cur­rently busy with her restau­rant, Isidra Com­fort Cantina, one with a kitchen that she can proudly call her very own.

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