28.04.24 Budgie Montoya

At the Chef's Table - Hackney


Ferdinand "Budgie" Montoya 
Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, Ferdinand ‘Budgie’ Montoya moved to London in 2012 to begin his cooking career, working his way through London kitchens such as Dean Street Townhouse and Restaurant Story.

Over the last 5 -6 years, Budgie has been championing Filipino cuisine in London and the UK, setting up his acclaimed pop up restaurant Sarap and recently opening his street food concept, Apoy Filipino BBQ in Market Halls on Oxford Street. Budgie appeared on season 18 of BBC’s Great British Menu, representing London and the Southeast region where he wowed veteran Michelin starred chef Tommy Banks and host Andi Oliver with his unique cooking style showcasing his Filipino heritage.

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