Chef Nathaniel Uy: LET’S GET TO KNOW THE MAN BEHIND THE “THE HUNGRY CHEF”
If you are a foodie and a netizen, then you might have come across “The Hungry Chef.” A long-time and trusted denizen of the world wide web, “The Hungry Chef” is a go-to space for those craving for those on the look-out for dining recommendations, easy recipes and tips-and-tricks that only a savvy man in the kitchen would know.
The man behind the website is Chef Nathaniel Uy, self-dubbed cook and foodie, whose love and passion for good food have taken him into some of the most exciting opportunities and have opened doors that allowed him to share his knowledge to a bigger audience.
As The Hungry Chef, Chef Nathaniel has been a fixture in different news and public affairs shows aired on GMA News and CNN Philippines, often as the “culinary expert” and go-to guy for food-related topics. His role as a culinary influencer through his blog and Instagram channel provided opportunities for him to work with numerous food-related brands where he often served as consultant, guest speaker or collaborator.
Aside from being an internet influencer, Chef Nathaniel is also a keen homentrepreneur, maintaining a home-based commissary on the side, selling Mooncakes, food trays, processed meats and other food products, depending on the request of his clients. For a time, he also taught culinary courses to high school students—sharing and eventually bringing his passion for food closer to the younger generation.
Currently, he sits at the helm as executive chef of Meatsumo Panay, dishing up his own brand of good food to its loyal customers.
In the webinar for TasteSetters , The Hungry Chef will collaborate with another talented pastry chef, Pixie Sevilla.
In their talk, they focused on hometrepreneurship, including the opportunities and challenges that come with it. They gave tips on home kitchen management and marketing, as well as conducted cooking demos in between. Their five-part presentation touched upon a variety of topics: from menu development and research; food costing and pricing; test kitchen and big batch cooking; packaging and presentation; product consistency; to inventory management, among others.
Chef Nathaniel graduated with a degree in Organizational Communications from the De La Salle University in Manila. However, shortly after graduation, he heeded the call of his true passion—which was food. He enrolled in the International School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (ISCAHM), where he was awarded Third Honors for his commendable performance in class. In 2013, he completed the Restaurant Entrepreneurship under the same institution.