Last 28 August 2018, the Philippine Chapter of Disciples Escoffier International Asia inducted its new president.
"This is one way of giving back... If you call it success--every success I have, I owe it to France." said Chef Sau Del Rosario, the newly inducted DDE Philippines President.
Born into a family of chefs, Chef Sau wanted to become a good chef like his father. He told a story of when he was younger, he wanted to to France; and how like a piece of art, he wanted to be refined.
He spent years living in the south of France and in Paris. He first trained in Restaurant L’universe in Nice. He then moved to Paris after a few years and worked in Le Divellec restaurant.
After leaving France, he worked in Singapore for three years and two years in Shanghai. He went back to the Philippines as he felt as if he was sponge that needs to be squeezed. He has been spending his past years sharing his knowledge and paying it forward.
The induction was held at Martin Place Social in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig where DDE Philippines Chairman Philip Golding is currently chef patron. Also present at the event were Chairman of Disciples Escoffier International for Asia, Chef Robert Fontana; Center for Culinary Arts Manila Business Development & PR Director, Ms. Elizabeth Morales; Junior MasterChef Louise Mabulo; members of Escoffier Philippines, and friends and partners from the industry.