Josh Boutwood was born at Bedford, England. He has lived a nomadic life. Moving from Europe, the tropical beaches of Boracay, and Spain, he found what he was passionate about - working for his mother’s restaurant as a dishwasher and prep cook.
His love for food brought him to culinary school and made him experience menial kitchen jobs. In constant search of his calling, he knew he was destined for something. So when he became a father in Sweden, he decided he’ll move his young family to Boracay. In 2010, he started his own restaurant called “Alchemy” and the rest was history.
Mikee Lopez completed her college degree in food technology at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños in 2015, afterwards pursued a diploma in culinary arts from the International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management gaining top honours.
Since graduating Mikee has had the privilege of assisting the BOH operations of Madrid Fusion Manila and the Philippine International Culinary Team.