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Celebrity Chef Gerick Manalo on passion, breakthroughs, and his perspective on success

(by Rapha Garcia)

Known for enchanting the tastebuds as a culinarian, celebrity chef Gerick Manalo takes a big leap and ventures into the small screen. His excitement extends to his one-hundred and seventy-one thousand followers on Instagram.

The rising chef and personality started his career as a celebrity after guesting in several tv shows of TV Network Giant, GMA-7 extending to its subsidiary GMA News TV. He appeared on shows like Pop Talk, Good News, Day Off, and Unang Hirit.

Ever since his stint on such hit shows, people just couldn’t get enough of him. This led him to grace the 42-year program Eat Bulaga! which overjoyed his admirers. Such successful guestings can be considered a collective testament to his charisma as a personality.

In an interview with the celebrity chef, he shared some interesting details about his line of work as he rose to fame.

As a Chef and a content creator, he spends most of his time researching “what’s new and something fun to execute.” Gerick elaborated,

“Lately, I’ve been doing some ASMR cooking. I recently uploaded some of my samples on YouTube and Instagram accounts. I mean it’s really fun to find what drives you to be creative, the final output will always be the reward for it especially when you’re able to produce how you want it to be.”

At the moment, he focuses, mainly, on his vlogs and being an actor. He’s also working with different brands and collaborations.

One of the most interesting things, really, is how he got to be a chef in the first place. Such an amazing profession opened a lot of doors for him as an actor. Gerick shared,

“I’ve always had this fascination with food even when I was a little boy, I’d watch my mother cook whenever she prepares home-cooked meals for us. I was very eager to learn.”

After falling in love with preparing scrumptious cuisines, it became unending learning for him and his passion for the art. This fascination pushed him to pursue an education with regard to cooking.

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