Casto was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States with his family when he was 3 years old. He is excited to share his skills and knowledge about Filipino cuisine with guests. Casto has been in the culinary space for as long as he can remember – from an undergrad in Food Science in Upstate New York, to culinary school in Vancouver, Canada, to being a Pastry Chef at a hotel in Washington DC, and most recently an Executive Chef at a culinary school in Los Angeles. He moved to Manila in 2017 to discover his roots through food, language, and people and has since returned to the US. His cuisine is a reflection of his food journey: the memories of Filipino dishes shared at the family table, the Western techniques he learned and honed in the restaurant industry, and his imagination that brings both of them together. Apart from being a chef, Casto is also a yoga teacher and loves the outdoors. He looks forward to spreading his love of Filipino cuisine and sharing food and travel stories!