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Chef Rebecca Disini, Commencement Speaker at the 1st Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila Recognition Program

"You can’t just do what’s easy or comfortable for you. Life is like baking, that way - there are no shortcuts. You have to start at
the bottom layer, put in the hours and understand every part of the business, and work your way up. If you skip steps, you’ll also miss chances to learn and grow." - Chef Rebecca Disini

Photo: Chef Rebecca Disini with Dr. Maria Luz C. Vilches,
Vice President for the Loyola Schools

Chef Rebecca Disini is well-known in the highly competitive culinary and pastry scenes of the Philippines for her sterling international and local career in food conglomerates and as the founder of Ooh Lala! Cakes and Pastries—the creator of the country's first line of artisanal mirror cakes, awarded as one of Philippine Daily Inquirer's Best Desserts in 2019.

She attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, receiving her Grand Diplôme and her Pastry Diploma. She also received a Distinction Honors diploma from Le Cordon Bleu London's Cuisine Diploma in Classical French Techniques program.