When Charleen Caabay won Food Network’s Chopped, she put her popular Filipino comfort-food restaurant Kainbigan on hiatus and took off for the Philippines.
“Going to the Philippines was like a little reset to get my creative juices again, see what I want to be doing with restaurants,” Caabay told the Express.
Somewhat surprisingly, that inspiration didn’t lead to a new Filipino restaurant.
Next week, chef Caabay will open her second restaurant, Craft & Spoon, with partners Christine De La Rosa (also of Kainbigan), Aima Paule, and Michael Schlieker.
[Read the full story in the East Bay Express here.]
Craft & Spoon
1629 Broadway, Oakland