Chefs and Restaurants

Chef to Watch Paolo Dungca Talks with His Mentor About What It Takes to Be a Chef

Nevin Martell

Before we named Paolo Dungca a Chef to Watch this year, he earned his stripes working for Cathal Armstrong, the decorated chef behind the award-winning Restaurant Eve and Kaliwa, the latter a vibrant homage to Thai, Korean, and Filipino traditions. Dungca now makes boundary-breaking Filipino cuisine of his own at Washington, D.C.’s buzzy fast-casual Pogiboy and fine-dining pop-up...