Marvin naging waiter, janitor, bartender at mascot: Hindi mo malilimutan yung first love mo…
INALALA ng actor-businessman na si Marvin Agustin ang mga pinagdaanan niya sa buhay bago pa siya pumasok at makilala sa showbiz industry.
Bukod sa pag-aartista, kilala na rin ngayon si Marvin sa mundo ng food business bilang may-ari ng ilang kilalang restaurant sa Metro Manila at iba pang lugar.
Pero knows n’yo ba na sa edad 16 ay marami nang experience ang dating ka-loveteam ni Jolina Magdangal sa food industry kaya naman talagang bata pa lang ay exposed na siya pagnenegosyo.
“Bago ako naging artista I was already in the food industry. I was working in Tia Maria’s as a waiter, janitor, bartender, and even sa kusina.
“But even before that I was a mascot. So exposed na talaga ako sa food industry. And both my sisters, yung middle namin and yung eldest, yung isa sa Shakey’s kaya nauuto niya ako mag-mascot tapos yung isa naman sa Dunkin’ Donuts. So lahat kami nu’n nagtatrabaho sa food industry,” simulang kuwento ng aktor sa kanyang online interview sa #LiveWithG3.
Aniya pa, “Even before acting, yun na yung kinahinatnan kong mundo. And then I got into acting nga and then parang an opportunity to change not just my life but our family’s lives. I grabbed it.
“I got into showbusiness. I got into acting and hindi mo malilimutan yung first love mo, eh. Yung time na yun talaga, yung restaurant industry,” chika ni Marvin.
Taong 2016 nang magdesisyon ang aktor na iwan muna ang kanyang mga food business, “I studied filmmaking in New York. I took Digital Filmmaking in NYU (New York University).
“I was there for five months. I was there when Trump won. Ha-hahaha! So it was during that time. Nakakapagod ang restaurant ah. Sabi ko nga pambata ang restaurant.
“Kaya nga nasu-surprise ako that I got really reunited with my first love. Kasi nga pagod na ako with food. Nakakapagod siya. Dealing with several branches, the headache is sometimes unbearable. Food cost, labor cost, quality of food, you have to be consistent. It’s crazy.
“So akala ko, patapos na ako sa food. And then pandemic and now I’m back actually. Parang fino-force akong bumalik lagi sa food. kahit medyo nag-se-step back na ako, wala, ito pa rin. Sa food talaga ako,” patuloy pang pahayag ni Marvin.
Nagbigay din siya ng ilang payo para sa mga gustong mag-try sa online food business.
“It’s very difficult to get into the food business but it’s not impossible. If it’s something that you really want to do, it’s coming from the heart, and if it’s something that you have a relationship with, ano siya eh, relasyon.
“It takes focus, dedication, and hard work. Madaling makapagluto ng masarap na dish, but doing it over and over and making it consistent, it requires discipline, process, systems, so kailangan mo siyang seryosohin,” lahad ni Marvin.
Bukod sa kanyang bestselling carrot cake at cochinillo, marami pang balak si Marvin para sa kanyang food business, “I’m actually very busy. I’m from Pampanga and I love our tocinos from Pampanga. So I’m actually creating my own homemade tocino that soon I’ll be launching that.
“But other than food creations, I’m actually starting to brainstorm with some people. I want to discover food and stories from different places in the Philippines. I want to discover and know more about where I am from.
“I am actually writing now about the things that I want to know about where I came from. Soon when it’s safe to travel already, I want to discover Pampanga more and I will document that. I will show how I will discover my roots,” pahayag pa ni Marvin Agustin.
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