Restaurants: Brioche, D’Chef de Cuisine Corporation
Best sellers: Ciabatta, Rye Bread, Cronuts Profile: It is worthy to note that there were two Frenchmen, both of them chefs and restaurant owners, who regularly bought Chef Frank Borromeo’s products at a weekend market without knowing who he was. When they finally met Borromeo, their reaction was one and the same: “You’re not French?” they both exclaimed in surprise.
In spite of his success, anecdotes like this still make Borromeo, whose vast and impressive knowledge about bread and pastry makes him a true master at what he does, beam with pride. Having learned from topnotch pastry chefs and master bakers from all over the globe, he is a firm believer that all ingredients he uses should be given enough time to fully develop their flavors. He makes his products using traditional techniques and philosophies, resulting in artisan breads and pastries with flavor profiles that are authentically European, but made by a man who is truly Cebuano.