Margarita Fores wins 4th Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016

Margarita Araneta-Fores wins 4th Asia's Best Female Chef of 2016.

by Jessie Mendoza

Congratulations to one of the Philippines’ most popular and respected chefs, Margarita Fores!

She has been named as the 4th Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016.

The prestigious recognition was given to Margarita by the most credible indicator of best places to eat on Earth, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Inspirational chef and restaurateur [Margarita Fores] flying the flag for the Philippines.

— Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants - margarita fores chef international kulinarya author book italian filipino philippines cuisine cibo restaurant araneta mar roxas asias best female chef 2016 grace park lusso catering filipina thailand awards watch – International Chef Margarita Araneta-Fores (Image Credit: Margarita Fores)

Margarita Fores is the owner of the restaurant, Cibo, which means “food” in Italian.

She also owns Grace Park, Lusso, and the catering business, Cibo di M.

Margarita focuses on Italian cuisine.

In fact, in 2013, she opened the renowned Italian Culinary School, Casa Artusi Philippines.

Even though Margarita loves Italian food, she’s a proud Filipina.

She’s an advocate of taking Filipino cuisine to the international scene.

In line with her advocacy, Margarita Fores co-authored Kulinarya (A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine).

It’s a book featuring popular regional dishes from the Philippines.

Margarita Fores has been voted by over 300 restaurant industry experts all over Asia.

The fourth Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony will be on February 29th.

It will be held at W Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Take a look at how shocked she was after learning she’s the 4th Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016. (

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