When a dream is driven by passion, there is no reason for it not to come into reality. Such is the case of known liquid chef, Chef Kalel Demetrio – the man behind the name Liquido Maestro (Liquid Master). From humble beginnings, he worked his way up and be where he is now. From a simple restaurant staff, to a bartender, to a name and status he desired now, he never forgets his humble beginning.
As a liquid chef, Kalel has never strapped himself down to simply creating cocktails – which is common to most mixologist, he pushed himself in creating innovative infusion and drinks suitable to all ages. From simple juice or iced tea with a twist, to cleverly mixed smoothies and satiny smooth cocktails, Kalel will show you what he can do and what his mind can create. An advocate of the farm-to-glass principle, he believes that nature has given us a lot of things to use and enjoy as a consumable item.
Not only can he create drinks of wonder but also food of delights. He has collaborated with other restaurants creating flavors that are tongue-talizing to one’s senses. He also now have a restaurant where in shows his kitchen and bar skills. Like any other chef’s, he believes in stimulating the senses of people to enjoy the bounty coming from Earth. Not only are his drinks visually and taste bud-dancingly good but also has texture and scent delight. He likes to explore the local market of a certain place to know the community and see what unknown goods he can harvest and try in his laboratory. Part of the long list of bars and restaurants wherein his creations are featured are: Big Bad Wolf, Gorda, Green Pastures and 2020/XXXX. No small thanks to his brand Destileria Limtuaco and Locally (NutriAsia), for supporting him in his visions and aspirations.
He is a man of duty and obligation. Kalel knows how to balance his personal life with that of this work demand; a caring individual to those who are close, important and of value to him. Despite his tight work schedule, he still manages to give time and space to himself and those he love.
Liquid may be his working craft but Kalel delivers with a punch to remind you of the experience you had with his creative concoction.