Principal of Patrician Company
Patricia Ann Alcantara Gamboa was born in Manila and has traveled Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America is search of fresh ideas…for food, for entertainment, and for fun.
has worked in several facets of the hospitality and events-production industry and received acclaim for her
ability to educate, to entertain, and to host.
Even while in high school, Patty
skills as an entrepreneur and a chef.
She was the host of fEAST, a television cooking show, and was the proprietor of Patty’s Own, a gourmet catering service.
was the featured personality of an article in Business World regarding her
already-evident competence in fine foods, presented well, at catered private parties.
was internationally educated in Los Angeles, Chicago, the Philippines, England, and Switzerland, graduating from the prestigious PAREF Woodrose School in Manila.
rounded out her
education at Bellerby’s College in Brighton UK and received A-levels in Fashion Photography, Marketing, and Economics.
studied costume design at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
and uses the skills she
learned in order to provide outstanding décor and designs for her
studies in Hotelier Management at UCLA
with ongoing proficiency in staffing, risk management and budgeting.
formal chef’s education at, and graduated from, the Center for Culinary Arts
in 2001 with a Diploma in Culinary Arts and Technology Management.
In developing her own skills as a chef, Patty
apprenticed under Jeremiah Tower, the “Godfather of Modern American Cooking,” and winner of two James Beard Awards.
skills in personnel management, etiquette and excellence in customer care, Patty
, through In Good Taste, the consulting company she
owned, was retained by Peninsula Hotels to train front-of-the-house staff.
was also retained to design several restaurants, plan their opening menus, and train the initial staff.
Among those clients were Wasabi Bistro and Sake Bar
, La Tienda, and IO Family K-TV, a high tech karaoke bar (hence the “K”) named after IO the largest moon of Jupiter.
has been planning and producing events since 1998.
Time Magazine once retained Patty for a private corporate dinner, and flew her to Hong Kong from Manila for this important event.
Since the office did not have food preparation facilities, Patty
had to supply and install a complete mini-kitchen in order to make this event a success.
Eight guests dined in splendor on top floor terrace of the Hong Kong Citibank Tower.
has shown her
talents in the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
One event for which Patty
was particularly acclaimed was the Ideas and Design Exchange (INDEX) when she
was tasked to manage dining logistics, menu planning, and décor for the Centennial Ball on behalf of the host country, the Philippines.
Among the attendees at the World Trade Center
were included the heads of state for a number of other countries.
This eight-month assignment as Project Coordinator for the Philippine Government and its Department of Tourism culminated in a very successful event for the 3000 international guests.
was seventeen years of age at the time of her
In Los Angeles, Patty
skills and knowledge with assignments as pastry chef at Morton’s and Nic’s, both internationally renowned for their excellence.
At Nic’s, Dean Martin’s preferred martini bar, Patty was a guest pastry chef and became known as a force in the business.
is now known to reserve “Dean’s table” when dining there with clients and friends.
has been fortunate to experience what is meant by a truly high quality event.
brings that experience, and her
own culinary skills, to each and every event she
produces, whether it is an intimate private reception or a 6,000-person corporate launch.
is not the chef du jour, she
ensures the quality is up to the same standards she
sets for herself.
Patty uses only those catering professionals that live up to those standards.
Patty is a Professional Member of the James Beard Foundation.
She is a member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and the Sales & Marketing Council of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
She is a Board Member of Home Aid Los Angeles.