Meet your i-Workshop Instructor: Chef Celina David
Chef Celina David is a Cebu-based recipe and menu developer, and pastry chef instructor with an extensive list of collaborations with some of the country’s top brands. Chef Celina also dabbles in cake decoration, conducts workshops and is also well-known as one of the go-to resource persons when it comes to bringing creativity and innovation in the kitchen.
“Food for me is an extension of life. Food, similar to life, is meant to be nourishing, to be enjoyed and shared,” shared Chef Celina, whose passion and love for food shows through the delectable meals she has developed and cooked through the years.
In her i-Workshop course “Pizza and Burger,” Chef Celina discusses the future of comfort foods in the context of the pandemic and nutrition. As seen in the Food Trends 2023 report of WGSN, health is a big concern now to many customers, though not many comfort food in the market have healthy options. There is a vast majority of consumers that are mindful of the “Convenience Comfort” aspect of food, balancing the need for foods they have an emotional connection to with the need for easy preparation that fits into their busy schedules.
Join Chef Celina as she demonstrates innovative plant-based and vegan options for pizzas and burgers that are sure to maintain the classic comfort-food feel while keeping health in mind. Exclusive i-Workshop course recipes such as the “Asian Fooled Pork Burger,” “Buddha Burger,” and “Zen Margha Pizza” will be broken down step-by-step for you to follow, and an exploration of alternative ingredients and cooking methods you can use for your own culinary creations.