A graduate of Center for Culinary Arts, Chef Elsa Sabellano-Jenstad had brought pride to the institution and her family. A consistent top contender in many school-organized competitions, she actively measures her progress against her fellow students.
The most recent highlight of her competitive experiences is the recent Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge 2015 held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where she was declared the grand prize winner.
“My mother didn’t have the resources to send me to culinary school. So she decided to send me to Ateneo de Davao University through a scholarship. I finished my BSBA-Marketing degree as a full-time working scholar,” Chef Elsa says.
“Even with a degree, I still didn’t give up my dream of becoming a professional chef someday. My love for cooking started as a child, when I would assist my grandmother in the kitchen and spend time intently watching cooking shows on TV. I also collected clippings of recipes from magazines or newspapers back in high school,” she says.
Determined to pursue a culinary carreer, Chef Elsa entered CCA, Manila-Oceana campus where she successfully finished her six-month Fast Track for Professional Chef Program. After graduating in June 2010, Chef Elsa left for the United States and landed a job at the Atlantis Steakhouse of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, as head of the pantry station for three years.
By November 2014, Chef Elsa decided to pursue higher studies at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas.
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Via Manila Standard Today