The Family ( The people behind La Cocina de Tita Moning)
"La Cocina de Tita Moning" is first and foremost about family.
My name is Suzette Legarda Montinola. The reason "La Cocina de Tita Moning" is "my" project" is pure and simple luck. I was born into a family with great taste and style, who actually believe in me. I’ve had the invaluable opportunity to travel, study, and work all over the world. The Universe never seems to tire of sending the most interesting people, and wonderful opportunities into my life. Now, if success is measured by the amount of money you have or make, then I most certainly am not. But what I do is really fun, seriously interesting, and I get to do what I love. Most days I think I’m richer and more successful than many people.
DR. ALEJANDRO LEGARDA Sr. M.D- (1904-1993)
Doctor Legarda was a Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , College of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas.He was a respected OB Gynecologist, avid photographer, and accomplished Ham Radio Operator. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He treated soldiers from both the American and Japanese sides during the war.
He traveled the world meeting new friends he spoke with on the radio. He doted on his wife in a manner that make women (when told the story of his devotion to Ramona) until today swoon. He raised four children to practice the most noble profession he knew- Medicine.
The collections of world class camera equipment, radio equipment and great works of art on display in his home (The Legarda Mansion) only give a glimpse of the great man he was. How he inspired in all the generations that followed him the sense of family unity and heritage. It was one of his last wishes that the home be preserved, and with heaven on our side ,
“La Cocina de Tita Moning” has been born.
"THE BIG FOUR" (PITUSA, UKO, BOY AND RAMON LEGARDA)
The four children of Alejandro Legarda and Ramona Hernandez Legarda.
They basically complete the board of Directors of
"La Cocina de Tita Moning".