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Accolades

Isa's exciting one-offs led to further acclaim:

• 1st ever booth to represent Filipino food at Coachella:  Halo-Halo

StarChefs Rising Star Magazine: Filipino Food Get Schooled Isamadas

• featured chef in Emmy award winning Life & Thyme/KCET documentary Migrant Kitchen

BEST RISING STAR LA Downtown News

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CHEF OF THE YEAR THRILLIST (alongside Roy Choi, Curtis Stone)

• Vote for BEST PASTRY CHEF EATER LA

BEST DESSERT Los Angeles TIMEOUT LA: Mango Royale

• recipient Life & Thyme DOYENNE: Female Force in Food (alongside Nancy Silverton, Brooke Williamson) 

SUNSET MAGAZINE: How to Throw a Filipino Dinner Party

• featured chef and organizer LA TIMES FOOD BOWL: Filipino Food Fridays

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• featured chef and panelist with Jonathan Gold for documentary film ULAM: Main Dish by filmmaker Allie Cuerdo

presenter 12th Annual StarChefs ICC: Bicol Express Day 1, Coconut Malas Day 2

• panelist Tastetalks LA: The Migrant Kitchen, Riding the Wave, and Indispensable.

StarChefs ICC issue COOK YOUR CULTURE: Coconut Malas ALL IN THE FAMILY

• inaugural SIPA Pinay Empowerment Award 45th Anniversary Awards and Gala

• special guest judge and live stage demo 9th Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest