Rodelio Aglibot, known the world over as “The Food Buddha” for his dedication to his heritage and menu development, inspired his television show Food Buddha, which premiered on TLC in 2010. He has been a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show and Good Morning America, as well as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and many more. He has been featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, and CS Magazine, which named his restaurant Sunda the “Best New Restaurant” in 2009. Rodelio has been a repeat guest chef at the prestigious James Beard House. He was born in Subic Bay, Zambales, to Filipino parents. The family immigrated to Hawaii when Rodelio was a child.