Chef Jan was meant to be a chef. Her father was a Galley Supervisor for the US  Navy. Her mother was an avid cook who prepared elaborate food for parties. Naturally, Chef Jan inherited a love for food and started cooking at the age of 10.  Cooking gives Chef Jan the capability to share the beautiful Philippine cuisine mixed with Chinese, Spanish, Malaysian, and Indian influences. She is fulfilled with being  able to tell a story and connect with people through food.