Dhondie was born in Manila, Philippines, in 2007 he made the hard and courageous choice to move abroad and find a good job which would help provide for his lovely wife Lorie and his children Claire, Louise, Riegn and Dean; not only did he find a good job, he also engaged in a career that over 10 years taught him an art! His unmatchable dedication and hard work were the foundations for a remarkable rise from the very bottom of the culinary chain, washing pots at Luca Restaurant, all the way up to being a very skilled line cook; these days Dudes is the guy who prepares many of Bacaro’s guests favorites, his signature dishes are “beetroot and potato gnocchi with peas, braised leek and Pecorino” and “chorizo stuffed calamari” amongst many others. In his spare time he loves to workout at the gym and play guitar. His favorite thing about Bacaro? The stunning and calming view of sail boats in the morning, and working with the ‘small plates concept”.