Country : Philippines
Restaurant : THE TEST KITCHEN
Address : 9780 Kamagong St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
Josh Boutwood has lived a nomadic life that earned him a colorful cooking career. Born in England to a British mother and Filipino father, he spent his early years growing up on the tropical island of Boracay before moving to Spain at age 10 to continue his education.
In 2010, after various stints in Scandinavia and the UK, and armed with with the passion to expand Filipino traditional flavors, Boutwood returned to the island of Boracay to open his restaurant, Alchemy.
Since then, he has won more than 20 medals, including the title of Best Chef at the Philippine Culinary Cup for two years in a row (2013-2014). In 2016, Boutwood was part of the National Culinary Team of the Philippines, winning 1 gold and 2 bronze medals, and contributing to winning the overall Championship.
In 2012, Boutwood joined the Bistro Group of Companies to assist them in creating concepts and dishes.
In January 2017, he opened his own restaurant The Test Kitchen. Seating only 22 and with an ever-changing menu, he has created a stage to allow his creativity to flourish.