Chef JP Anglo dishes on his path to success
(The Philippine Star) - December 21, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Chef JP Anglo’s success wasn’t just handed over to him. His family had a restaurant in his hometown of Bacolod, and it seemed logical that he would carry on the business, “That family endeavor failed, but it was also what inspired me to go to culinary school and pursue my goal to set up my own restaurant.”

 “I didn’t get into food immediately. I tried different things at first, though none of them seem to really stick,” JP explains.  “Cooking has always been a passion, and my family was a major inspiration.”

After honing his skills through formal education, he wanted to challenge himself further, away from his comfort zone, and so he went to Australia to study and work. It was a very challenging and intensive five years. Eventually, he came back to Bacolod and put up Chinese restaurant called Mai Pao & Mu Shu. “You can say I wanted to prove I could make a success out of that second chance. It was very close to my heart, since it was, of course, closely tied with my family.” 

 “Well, I can’t really blame those who rejected me in the beginning. I’m sure they were all wondering who this upstart chef was, popping out of nowhere,” shares JP.  “I was away from everything familiar, so yes, staying connected with people I love was a comfort. Access to various sources of information and inspirations kept me going.”  

He conceived Sarsa, and applied for a space at The Forum in Fort Bonifacio. He initially got turned down, but JP persevered, and on the second try, he got in. Kafé Batwan and Liberation Shawarma followed. His stint as MasterChef Pinoy Edition judge gave a boost to his visibility in the industry, and many culinary experts—from his co-judge in MasterChef Fernando Aracama and foodies like chef Bruce Ricketts, Erwan Heussaff, and chef Miko Aspiras—consider him as an esteemed colleague. 

“I’ve found Globe Platinum to be a key partner in enabling me to do that. Remember that I’m in the service industry, so I demand the same level of quality service that I provide. The Platinum Lifestyle Plan that I have covers everything I need,” adds JP.

Globe Platinum has designed the new and most powerful Lifestyle Plans to ensure that its customers are well-connected to what matters to them. From access to the newest devices, unlimited all network calls and texts (a first in the market), rich mobile data allocation, built-in roaming services that can automatically subscribe customers to unlimited data roaming services or the option to enjoy a consumable roaming allocation whenever they travel, to entertainment and content on demand with complimentary access to a choice of NBA, HOOQ, Spotify Premium, and more of the best applications as they are launched in the market, these top-of-the-line mobile plans are especially crafted to fit today’s digital, dynamic and always-connected lifestyles.

A huge plus, the Platinum Relationship Managers deliver personalized service. The experience is further enriched with customers having dedicated hotline services, plus priority in Globe stores, as well as worldwide perks and privileges—24/7 access to an international concierge, access to airport lounges around the world, exclusive hotel discounts, and even a personal shopper abroad.

 “It’s our commitment to ensure that Chef JP, alongside our other customers, gets to live their modern lifestyles in today’s digital setting,” says Globe Platinum marketing brand director Kaisie Del Carmen. “From our best-in-class Platinum Lifestyle Plans with the richest mobile allocation to the best content partners, and even with the enhanced perks, privileges, and service,  you are assured that you receive the signature customer experience we’re known for.”

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