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All chef instructors are fully certified and highly respected in the culinary industry

About the Company

GalaStars Culinary is a place for technical training for Filipino and foreign students who aspire to become one of the best culinary professionals in the food service industry. It offers a well-balanced, curriculum that focuses on the theory and mastery of culinary skills of three key chef positions, namely: Chef de Partie, Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine. It also offers Training for Cookery NC II, Food Catering and Shipboard Culinary.

GalaStars Culinary is also an Accredited Competency Assessment Center for Cookery NC II, Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Ship’s Catering Services NC I and Ship’s Catering Services NC III.

Its state-of-the-art facility allows students to work hands-on in mastering the 14 Cooking Methods. Our modern and high-end kitchen laboratory provides 100% hands-on training. There are 12 stations with each workstation features one sink, one preparation table, one high powered stove with oven, one deep fryer, and one exhaust hood. To maximize hands-on culinary training, each workstation will have a maximum of two students. Centrally located in Shaw Blvd Pasig City, Metro Manila, it is accessible both from EDSA and C5 and is near the SM Megamall and Edsa Shangrila Plaza Mall.

Meet our certified and highly respected Chef Instructors

Sylvia Reynoso Gala

Started the culinary arts studio in 1970 at parents’ home at 10 Ipil Road, Forbes Park, Makati up to 1983. Then from there moved on to set up her own school at 181 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City where she, her two children (Morella and Ernest) and her eldest sister, Leni hold classes at present.A GOLD MEDALIST DIPLOMA graduate from the ACADEMIA DE GASTRONOMOS, MADRID, SPAIN in 1964 and also an AB Foreign Service graduate from Assumption Convent in 1968. Studied at INSTITUT CHATEAU BEAU-CEDRE, MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND, 6 Culinary Schools in Hongkong and a FULL-COURSE THAI COOKING graduate of THE ORIENTAL HOTEL, BANGKOK, THAILAND.Currently a food columnist, along with her two children, at the PHILIPPINE STAR, MANILA BULLETIN (PANORAMA MAGAZINE WEEKLY), and CELEBRITY RECIPES MAGAZINE. A Food consultant for San Miguel-Purefoods, HUNT’S Universal Robina, PANASONIC Kitchen Appliances, Century Canning Corp., Snow Mountain Dairy Corp., Commonwealth Foods, Sambrosa Foods and Tork Paper Products.Married to coconut plantation owner and Realtor LUISMIL DE VILLA GALA of Sariaya, Quezon.

Morella Reynoso Gala

An honor graduate from Brent International School, Manila, and in 1992 graduated valedictorian and received the INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL Diploma from IHMES (Institute of Hotel Management and English Studies) Isle of Man, British Isles, United Kingdom. She was awarded the British Technical and Educational Council (BTEC) Diploma, first place overall; Preliminary English Test Certificate with merit from Cambridge University. She took her practicum at The Holiday Inn London-Gatwick Hotel where she received a Certificate of Employment and Internship and was awarded the prestigious Silver and Gold Badge Service Awards. She also took culinary classes at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts School in London, England. A TV and print endorser for Hunt’s Spaghetti and Tomato Sauces and Kraft Mayonnaise she has guested in various TV shows for San Miguel’s Poultry and Monterey and other top food companies. Morella teaches cooking, baking, cake decorating, sausage making

Ernest Reynoso Gala II

is a graduate from Brent International School, Manila and took his FULL-COURSE at THAI COOKING SCHOOL, ORIENTAL HOTEL, BANGKOK, THAILAND and studied at CHOPSTICK and HONGKONG TOWN GAS Culinary Schools. He also studied at the ITALIAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED CULINARY & PASTRY ARTS under Chef Director John Nocita Soverato, Calebria, Italy; LE MOULIN DE MOUGINS ALAIN LLORCA, Cannes, France; ECOLE RITZ ESCOFFIER, Paris Ritz Hotel, France; and ECOLE LENOTRE PATTISERIE, Plaisir Cedex, France. Currently a TV and print endorser for Magnolia Quickmelt Cheese, Ernest had his own 4 year TV segment for Campbells Soup, Hunt’s Spaghetti and Tomato Sauces, Kraft Mayonnaise and has guested in various TV shows for San Miguel and other top corporations.  He is recipe developer for various food companies like Samsung Electronics, Urban Kitchen, Uni Fab Metal Industries and Petron. He also has regular weekly column at Philippine Star, Monthly Column at Mabuhay Magazine and Celebrity Recipes. He is currently the Managing Director of Galastars Culinary

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