My late Father; 'Pepe', was my culinary inspiration. I am a self-taught Chef who has been providing private dining experiences since 2011. From Philippine-inspired Canapes, to Residencies and Pop-Up Restaurants in Soho, Old St, Royal Oak and Portobello Rd.
In 2013, I launched the first Filipino Supperclub in the UK and last year I appeared on BBC2 with Mary Berry, showing her how to cook an authentic Filipino Pork Belly 'Lechon' in the oven!
In my Supperclub I share my food memories of growing up in the Philippines, preparing fresh ingredients and serving deliciously exciting dishes! Prepare to be transported to the Philippines through my food and dining experience!
I am motivated to preserve traditional cooking techniques and keeping the authentic taste of Philippine Cuisine as much as possible. Serving national, regional and street food dishes makes Pepe's Kitchen a unique and all-round culinary experience.
Pepe's cooking classes are a perfect way to discover the joys of preparing and cooking Filipino food. Enjoy a hands-on cooking classes and learning some simple & easy to follow recipes using fresh ingredients.
We also cater for any events, private, corporate or parties!
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Fabulous evening of food and company
Filipino Seafood Dinner
in April 2016,
reviewed on 1 May 2016
This was our first experience of Filipino food and what a delight it was. Our hosts were very welcoming, it was great to be able to hear about the dishes being served.
The food served was delicious and beautifully presented.
We are looking forward to the next supper club meal by pepes kitchen with Mae and Adrian.
Teresa and Anna
I enjoyed myself at this event seeing friends and meeting new people. The wine was very good though pricey. Most of the food was individually delicious although I felt that there was no balance. It was quite heavy on pork from starters to main course. Laing is normally served as a side dish , not as a course. As such, it's saltiness was not neutralised/ balanced by rice and other dishes that should have gone with it. I wonder whether it was due to logistics of a tapas restaurant not having dinner plates? A Filipino salad of tomatoes and cucumbers would have added a refreshing taste to the palate. The desserts were yummy - i felt sorry not to have room left to finish my cake which was a generosity portion!
We arrived hungry and certainly left replete!
We hope the event provided many bancas for poor fishermen who lost their livelihood due to Haiyan. Please let us know how much was raised. Well done to all of you for your generosity in organising a worthwhile event. Thank you.
It was a great experience!
For a pop-up dinner, the quality of food was amazing! I have a tiny feedback which are in no way meant to criticise but hopefully help in any future event:
The laing was good and really liked the chilli kick to it however I found the laing too salty for my taste.
The colombian empanadas were alright but the cornmeal pastries were too heavy for my liking. I guess it just didn't work for me.
Overall it was a very enjoyable experience!
Wonderful idea, wonderful food, wonderful evening!
This was a really an evening to remember! Organised beautifully, the event featured absolutely gorgeous Filipino food and an array of hardworking folk really keen on helping the Philippines. It was truly spectacular.