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Cy Ynares: Food Photography
IG: @thebaldbakerph

Cy Ynares is a passionate home baker who runs an online cookie bakeshop while pursuing his hobby of food photography on the side. While Cy has constantly been around desserts as a child, growing up with a baker mom, it was only after college that he pursued his Diploma in Pastry Arts at International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (ISCAHM), completing one year of studies in Pastry Arts and Hotel Management.

This food-obsessed 'bald baker' started his online following when he started selling his mouthwatering cookies, his beloved hobby that quickly turned into a home-based bakeshop. Since then, his passion for food moved from a nine to fiver job in the ad industry to the equally dynamic world of food and food photography. While baking has been his long-time delicious hobby, Cy has also ventured into food photography, sharing his work on his Instagram and his blog.

Cy wears many hats as a baker, recipe contributor, blogger, Instagrammer, and food photographer, and has been featured in many print, online, and television spots. He also was included in the Top 15 list of nominees at Influence Asia 2017, for the Food Category in the Philippines. His most recent collaboration is with Crate & Barrel, the global lifestyle brand selecting him to be a part of Crate Clique, for his unique aesthetic and keen eye for style.



Sherose Ontimare: Food Styling
IG: @sheroseontimare

Sherose Ontimare, whose nickname is 'Tata,' first loved baking before anything else. After she earned her degree in AB Economics, she took up Culinary Arts in Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) Manila. From baking, her love for food grew stronger, and her passion spilled over to dabble in food styling. What was a happy pasttime for her eventually became a serious passion, as she tirelessly honed her skills in food styling to turn her simple hobby into an actual craft.

Armed with her culinary education, passion for food, and knowledge of the food industry, she then created 'Food for Tata,' which is a delicious peek into her everyday life and food discoveries, and also offering clients her signature touch in food styling, photography, social media marketing, and food consultancy.

From intricate flatlays to crisp close-ups, Sherose's Instagram feed is simply drool-worthy, making it no surprise that she has a strong following in social media. She has also been nominated twice at Influence Asia for the Food Category in the Philippines, landing top 4 in 2015 and top 15 in 2017.