​Ray Espiritu is the proprietor of Isla Pilipina, an award-winning Filipino restaurant in Chicago. He and the team at Isla have been recognized by many local and national publications for their work, and they take pride in their commitment to reinventing themselves while delivering and expanding on a philosophy based on culture, family, and art. Outside of the restaurant, Ray is a visual artist and educator in the field of creative philosophy and neo-esotericism.​