Father Leo Patalinghug
Father Leo Patalinghug is a Catholic Priest, award-winning chef, internationally acclaimed speaker, host for the weekly Faith, Food and Travel Show “Savoring our Faith” on EWTN and other podcasts and radio shows, and author of several books and articles about the “Theology of Food” and the power of a meal served with love. His unique background as a two-time third-degree black belt martial arts instructor, former award-winning break-dancer, and winner of the Food Network’s ThrowDown with Bobby Flay, has given Father Patalinghug a unique experience and ability to communicate powerful truths and spiritual insight in an engaging, deeply educational and entertaining way. He’s also the founder of the non-profit group, The Table Foundation, which serves the people in the hospitality industry and disadvantaged communities, such as veterans and the formerly incarcerated. His latest venture, as the founder and owner of the Plating Grace And Grub Food Truck, serves award winning food while hiring and training formerly incarcerated people while giving back to the community and feeding the homeless and hungry.