RL Spotlight: A Chef and Food Stylist's Organized Kitchen

Angelo Comsti's passion for preparing and styling delicious dishes is reflected in his personal space

Photography: Paolo Feliciano and Toto Labrador

For as long as he can remember, Angelo has already been drawn to the kitchen. “I’ve always been into food kasi my mom’s a caterer. I see her cooking, and then my grandmom, I see her cooking also when we go to her place. And I love food, but I never really tapped into it,” Angelo recalls.

When he became Yummy magazine’s Associate Food Stylist, he finally embraced his gastronomic calling. “I got to meet a lot of chefs, [and discovered] mgarestaurants. Ayun, two years of working for Yummy, I really fell in love with food.” And so unfolds this guy’s affair with all things delicious.

After studying in Australia for almost two years, Angelo came back to the Philippines to co-write a book, Homemade for the Holidays, with chef Aileen Anastacio. His second book is a collection of heirloom recipes called From Our Table To Yours.

Read the original article ("In the Kitchen With...") in the August 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Choose a steel prep table

Angelo furnished his compact but organized kitchen with a steel preparation table. This table gives him enough space to prepare ingredients.

Keep your favorites on display

The steel preparation table is also used to store Angelo's cherished books.

Add color through fruits

Spruce up your space with a bowl of vibrant and luscious fruits. 

Organize everything by color

Angelo organized his plates and bowls by color and size. Pieces of the same kind are always stacked together.


Opt for a wall-mounted rack

To free up counter space, Angelo chose to hang pots, pans, onion, and garlic on a black rack on the wall.

Pick charming containers

Who says storage options have to be boring? Angelo keeps his utensils in colorful tin cans and salt and pepper in ceramic shakers.


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