Saturday, April 7, 2012

MedChef: The Sweets Master's Factory

Hasset never went to college. Right after high school, he went to Manila to enroll himself at the Heny Sison Culinary School to pursue his passion for baking. During our interview with him, he recounts that his days at the culinary school was one of the most challenging but also one of the most fulfilling part of his life as a chef.

He won’t forget the time when he literally got nothing to eat nor anything to pay for his fare to the school. Ironic as it may sound, he became a hungry chef back then. But he also said that it became a great moment to experience the power God. He said that God sent him the people who eventually helped him out of the great distress that he was once in.

When we asked him what his greatest achievement is so far, he said that it’s finishing his course at the Heny Sison Culinary School. He said that it’s where everything started for him. When he graduated, he worked as a pastry chef and also accepted other jobs such as food styling and consultancy for various cafes, restaurants and shops. When he finally got enough money from his savings, he decided to put up a shop of his own.

He created MedChef.

MedChef is a small but quaint pastry shop that you will find along Mother Ignacia Avenue in Quezon City. It’s just right in front of ELJ Building within the ABS-CBN compound. He built it with his friend and business partner, Jayson Carlos, who was a medical technologist by profession but now working as a full-time entrepreneur just like him.

MedChef came from the two words: Medical Techonolgist and Chef.

Today, you won’t only find Chef Hasset’s Go’s homemade cakes and pastries at MedChef. They also join bazaars such as Mercato Centrale in BGC and Il Mercanti in Metrowalk to introduce their products to more people.

When it comes to bestsellers, Chef Hasset Go proudly declared that his clients' all-time favorite Bread Pudding Crème Brulee as well as his newly-introduced Pastry Tower were on top of the list.

Last October 2010, Chef Hasset Go received for himself and for MedChef the prestigious 2010 Asian Star Achiever Award for Culinary as well as the 2010 Outstanding Pastry and Consultancy Restaurant during the 12th Annual Asian Star Awards. He was also recently named as one of the Top 50 Young Entrepreneurs by Go Negosyo.

MedChef is located at 139 Mother Ignacia Ave., Diliman, Quezon City. You may contact them at 585-6052 or at 0917-3659415.

-Mediactiv8 Team

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