Restaurant : New Manila
Address : 45 Sunrise Hill, New Manila Rolling Hills Village, Quezon City
A passionate advocate of traditional Filipino cuisines, Chef Myrna Dizon Segismundo has traveled far and wide to showcase the best of the best Filipino food offerings. She has worked in corporate dining hotels both in Manila and New York City and has held food festivals in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan, India, Israel and the U.S.A. In all her culinary endeavors, Chef Myrna finds a way to inject Filipino flavors to make sure that the Philippines gains the international attention it deserves.
In February 2015, Chef Myrna will once again wave the Philippine flag in the international culinary arena as she conducts a food demonstration on Philippine cuisine in the prestigious world culinary symposium, Madrid Fusion in Madrid, Spain – the first in Philippine culinary history.
Currently, Chef Myrna serves her delectable dishes in New Manila: A Private Kitchen, her very own cooking studio. It is a special place where Chef Myrna holds her cooking classes during the day, and transforms it into a special private dinner place (by arrangement) at night.
Prior to her current position, she has also served in various capacities in the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP). She was Chairman of Chefs on Parade of the HRAP, founding member of the International Wine and Food Society - Manila Ladies Branch, and editor-in-chief of a monthly culinary magazine Foodie. Chef Myrna was also part of the Philippine Airlines Pinoy Chef Brigade Program which aims to promote Filipino Cuisine and culinary talents by providing a showcase venue for recognition by international air travellers.
Chef Myrna also hosted two cooking shows in Chef TV – The Foodshow and Foodie Cooking Show. She presently hosts Fork in the Road, a culinary travel show on ABS-CBN’s Lifestyle Network.
Aiming to spread her passion for food, Chef Myrna has authored two culinary books – The Party Cookbook and Philippine Cuisine, a compilation of home-cooked recipes. She has also participated in the creation of Kulinarya: A Guide to Philippine Cooking, a book promoting the different Filipino cuisines. She is also the organizer and chair of The National Food Showdown, an annual culinary competition in the Philippines held every September which aims to elevate the culinary skills of chefs and students in the hospitality trade.