Chef Luis Chikiamco of Discovery Primea’s Tapenade at The Maya Kitchen Culinary Elite Series

Executive Chef of the Discovery Primea since 2014 , Chef Luis Chikiamco will grace The Maya Kitchen Culinary Elite Series on March 25, Saturday, 9am-1pm.

Chef Luis boasts an extensive culinary background, with his career spanning over a decade and with experience in France, Mexico, and the Philippines. He is responsible for the development of all menus and production of all the food spanning across Discovery Primea’s restaurants, banquet functions, and other outlets.

A holder of a degree in Culinary Arts and Hotel Management from L’Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France, Chef Luis apprenticed at the Auberge et Clos de Cimes, a three-star Michelin Guide establishment in Lyon, France.

He continued to hone his culinary knowledge and skills with each engagement, including the Intercontinental Hotel, Soleil Moderne Café, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Illustrado Restaurant, as well as being Chef Instructor at the Henry Sison and CCA Manila Culinary Schools.

Chef Luis’ menu for March 25’s Culinary Elite Series comes from Restaurant Tapenade, offering one of the most luxurious salad experiences in the Philippines.

“The Mediterranean Diet is known for its health benefits, without sacrificing flavor. We aim to delight our guests with a gourmet and healthy alternative to the usual buffet experience,” he says.

Restaurant Tapenade opens during lunch and dinner and features an abundant spread of newly-harvested greens and exquisite salad sauces, freshly-shucked oysters and premium cold cuts and cheese stations, as well as terrines, rillettes and breads.

The fee for The Maya Kitchen Culinary Elite Series featuring Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco is P2000, which includes the demo, recipes, and a lunch buffet after.

The Maya Kitchen Culinary Elite Series features the country’s famous chefs and culinary experts.

For more information, log on to or email [email protected] or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 and mobile Mobile No. 09296796102.

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