THE SARAP SHOP IS INSPIRED BY THE MAGIC THAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER THROUGH FOOD
We often get asked why we decided to start The Sarap Shop. The tl;dr is to nurture connection. ️
Our favorite memories have always been at the dining table, surrounded by the people we love. But one notable difference, as we grew up, was that Filipino cooking wasn't always welcoming for people with new dietary restrictions, and those exploring new beliefs and lifestyles.
FEEL GOOD FILIPINO FLAVORS
In an effort to bridge differences, we started experimenting with menus that were comforting both by taste and experience. We started with side by side omnivore and vegan menus to ensure there was always something for everyone at the table. And we've since made it our mission to create inclusive dining moments.
more about JP + Kristen...
Chef JP only recently decided to take a risk and turn his curiosity for cooking into a career. He jumped into the culinary field, with no formal training, and in just three years worked his way from a line cook at Spice Kit to Lead Vegan Chef then Sous Chef at Google. After a few months of running pop-ups together, Kristen was inspired by JP's passion and decided to buy him a food truck. JP, now, works full-time at his dream job.
Kristen wasn't much of a fan of cooking until it became a way she could experiment with uncommon combinations she wanted to eat, and a way to spend extra quality time with the people she loves. She complements JP's imagination in the kitchen by masterminding ideas for dishes and designing unique dining experiences. Outside of The Sarap Shop, Kristen is a Design Producer at Google Ventures and runs a private relationship coaching practice.