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RV Manabat is a Chef, Restaurateur, Culinary Teacher, and award-winning cookbook author based in Biñan City, Philippines. RV is a graduate of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde where he also started his teaching career in 2013. He obtained his post-graduate degree in Food, wine and cheese studies from Boston University. RV’s Pastry and Culinary education include — Perfecting French Patisserie Diploma at the Ecole National Superiore de la Patisserie, France. Cake Decorating course at the Institute of Culinary Education, New York City, and French Pastry School, Chicago. Master Chocolatier Program at the Chocolate Academy, Belgium. Asian cuisine specialty certificate courses in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and South Korea.

With the old municipal building now the office of the Biñan Culture, History, Arts and Tourism Office (BCHATO), the kabayanan (downtown) center around the building is now being developed into a Heritage Town where the living structures and symbolic icons of the city’s rich historical, cultural and artistic heritage are found. This area, within which are located the heritage houses including the Alberto Mansion, the pilgrim church of San Isidro Labrador, the centuries-old market, a number of museums, art centers, Jose Rizal’s old school, the Rizal Plaza, and historical monuments, is being developed as a tourism destination and cultural venue where art exhibits, musical and theater performances, and cultural events will be ongoing activities.

RV runs a boutique Baking & Culinary school, and Chef RV Cafe | Restaurant in Biñan City. Chef RV trained at the pastry and chocolate kitchen of the esteemed Peninsula Hotel, Manila. He was also trained by one of the country’s finest pastry chefs– Chef Joey Prats.

He is also a food and recipe consultant for several international food companies, and local coffee and pastry shops.

If not travelling for food— RV spends his time producing free recipe video tutorials and vlogs for his more than a million social media followers. And, preparing hearty foods for his family, friends, and two dogs Bambi and Kiara.

Chef RV’s Cafe & Restaurant is located at 172 Mariano Manabat St, Biñan, Laguna. They have schedules for cooking and baking class too.