A writer and entrepreneur, Colette dela Cruz lent her name to her father Plaridel's business - Colette's Buko Pie - which has become synonymous with buko pie itself not only in Laguna province but also throughout the country.
RUBY Nicole "Colette" dela Cruz, whose name has become synonymous with the iconic Collette's Buko Pie from Laguna province, passed away Sunday (September 12) due to Covid-19.
She was 46 years old.
In a social media announcement, Colette's Buko Pie Manila announced Colette's passing, along with their condolences to her family.
"Ang buong Colette's Bukopie Manila ay nakikiramay sa pagpanaw ni Ma'am Colette. Ipinapaabot din po namin ang aming panalangin sa pamilya Dela Cruz at mga naulila," the post read.
A writer and entrepreneur, Colette lent her name to her father Plaridel's business - Colette's Buko Pie - which has become synonymous with buko pie itself not only in Laguna province but also throughout the country.
She was also known as the culture editor for the official student publication UPLB Perspective, where she studied Food Technology.
After tending the family business, Colette worked at The Maya Kitchen and later, at the Sofitel Hotel.
She left for the United States, with a plan to take postgraduate studies in gastronomy. She ended up working in French restaurants Sel de la Terre, and L’espalier, and discovered the "locavore" movement.
In 2016, after returning to the Philippines, she co-founded Hiraya Bakery with former Sofitel colleague Likha Babay.
Colette is survived by her father Plaridel, now a city councilor of San Pablo City, and her children Stefano Lean, Keziah Benjamin Elijah, and Liz.
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