After opening her first restaurant venture on Taft Avenue, Manila called Angry Adobo with husband Ryan Agoncillo in 2019, Judy Ann Santos has since expanded with another branch in Alabang as well franchising a pizza parlor in the same area last year.
Last January 24, the celebrity chef was elated to receive feedback on some of her original dishes which she had sent to her mentor, chef Gene Gonzalez who is also the president for the Center for Asian Culinary Studies & Cafe Ysabel inc. The dishes were her lugaw with adobo sauce, Kaldedobo, tokwa’t dobo, and the Chocnut sansrival. Juday also reposted chef Gene's IG Stories where she referred to him as her "Dumbledore" and admitted that "Yung kilig ko abot hanggang moon!"
On her Instagram account, Juday posted the chef’s feedback on three of her dishes. She wrote, “I CANNOT!!! Waaahhhh!! oh wow! That happy , unbelievable feeling when your professor gives his honest review over the dishes you made! Gusto kong mahimatay! Pero mas gusto kong namnamin ang saya at pagod at the same time! Every bit of time and effort we put for angrydobo is purely #madefromlove ️ ️ @chefgenegonzalez from the bottom of my heart... I will forever be grateful for the knowledge, encouragement, and faith you have given me.. ️”
The 42-year-old Kapamilya star first enrolled in culinary school in 2006, after admitting that she wanted to be a good example to her eldest daughter Yohan. She studied culinary at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in San Juan where she graduated with honors.