2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Carlito Jocson

From www.restaurantnews.com, by RestaurantNews
2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Carlito Jocson

Carlito Jocson emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines at a very young age. While studying biochemistry in college, he worked at a restaurant to earn extra money — eventually leaving his pre-med program to become a chef. Over the last 30 years, Jocson has enjoyed a successful career, including 16 years as Yard House’s executive chef and an original partner. He continues to be involved in organizations that help educate younger generations about Filipino culture and feeds up to 150 homeless and at-risk families every week.