Nicole Ponseca is owner of the award winning, Michelin recommended Maharlika Filipino Moderno and Jeepney Filipino Gastropub, the latter given a coveted 2 stars from the New York Times.  Nicole had a vision to put Filipino food on the map and has created what is now known as the #filipinofoodmovement.  She has appeared in TimeOut NY, New York Times, NBC, ABC, The Chew, The Food Network, The Cooking Channel as well as Vice, Complex, Entrepreneur,  and the Huffington Post.  She is #6 on Zagat’s Power Player list of restauranteurs in NYC.