Roni Bandong is a sales and marketing professional with a passion for cooking. Her personal mission is to make Filipino food known in the United Kingdom, where she lives with her partner, Steve McSorley. She is cofounder of maynila—an event company that specializes in supper clubs, pop-up restaurants, and food festivals serving modern Filipino food with a British twist. Roni’s Filipino dish won the Best Alternative Christmas Dish 2016 at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas cooking competition, which aired on prime-time TV in the United Kingdom.