By Heidi Ng
F1 HOTEL Manila is very excited to announce its new head Chef, Timothy Decker Gokioco. The young and very talented chef joins the all-Filipino hospitality brand to put a stronger hold on the hotel’s contemporary yet authentic Filipino food and beverage offerings. Officially appointed as F1 Hotel Manila’s Executive Sous Chef, Chef Decker will be on top of the hotel’s daily kitchen operations. He will also be in charge of the lunch and dinner buffet spread at F All Day Dining Restaurant, as well as the Canary Lounge, banquet and catering menus.
Chef Decker started to help his mother in the kitchen at an early age, growing up with Chinese and Filipino cuisines. He then pursued his love for food and cooking when he took up HRIM major in Culinary Arts at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in 2005. In 2008, he started his professional career in the kitchen at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makati, then joined several five-star hotels, went up the ranks until he landed The Cake Club’s kitchen as its Chef de Partie in 2014. Along with numerous awards and recognitions, it was also in 2014 when Chef Decker was listed under Spot.ph’s “10 Must-Watch Chefs under 30,” and was able to bag the coveted Mabuhay Awards in the supervisory category. Chef Decker continued to be an achiever as he juggled his professional career with his part-time stint as a Chef Instructor at his Alma Mater also during the same year.
With his family’s solid influence in his creations, Chef Decker shall be imparting several family traditions and heirloom recipes as he introduces original dining concepts starting this year. Thus, diners and patrons of F1 Hotel Manila shall expect a more vibrant and flavorful dining experience for 2016.
F1 Hotel Manila is located at 32nd street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. For inquiries and reservations, please call (02) 928-9888. For online booking and more information, please visit www.f1hotelmanila.com. For hotel updates and special offerings, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @f1hotelmanila.
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