CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Chef and activist Angela Dimayuga was raised in San Jose, California, by Filipino immigrant parents. She began her career at Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn, then spent six years at Mission Chinese in New York. There, she received a 2016 James Beard nomination for her inventive cooking, which combined family recipes with personal memories. She also created dynamic art installations, concerts, and events at the restaurant. Currently, Angela is creative director of food and culture for The Standard hotels internationally. As part of this wide-ranging position, she helms “Chefs Stand Up,” a nationwide dinner series with the ACLU about the intersection of food, art, and activism, benefitting the organization’s Immigrant Rights Project. Angela also founded a lesbian QTPOC party called GUSH in 2017, and is the culinary curator for Performance Space New York and culinary advisor for The Lower East Side Girls Club. She is currently starring in Olay’s new ads, adding major beauty campaign face to her ever-evolving multi-hyphenate status.