Gerhard Gendrano is a highly skilled chef and an accomplished culinary instructor having served as a Culinary Director for the Global Academy in the Philipines for 10 years before moving to Dubai in 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a Diploma in Culinary Arts and Technology Management.
In 2017, Gerhard won the Chef of the Year award at the Philippine Culinary Cup for winning gold medals across seven categories, at the same time he also captained the school to win the third overall award for winning the most medals across the entire culinary cup. His success as a culinary director & team captain earned him a spot to represent and win medals for the Philippines at the Food Hotel Asia in Singapore and the Ultimate Chef Challenge in Thailand. Upon his return, Gerhard was nominated to train as a WACS Competition Judge and a WACS Certified Culinary Educator.
Throughout his career, Gerhard worked in a range of F&B service operations across different types of establishments. He started his career in restaurant and catering operations and held several managerial roles in different hotel chains such as Dusit Thani Hotel, Hyatt Hotel & Casino and Resorts World before moving to academe.
Gerhard is a passionate educator & strongly believes in a holistic approach, mentoring the next generation of chefs to thrive and build a more sustainable F&B industry. Having a good work ethic, credibility and being collaborative are the things he values in a work environment.
He is a father of 2 boys and also married to a chef, and enjoys traveling with his family and spending time outdoors.