About Tom Cunanan
As an immigrant of the Phillippines, Tom Cunanan was raised in a family of seven, learning early to make the most of his culinary aspirations, working from humble beginnings as a dishwasher. Claiming Washington DC as his residency, Tom enrolled in culinary school at The Art Institute of Washington. Through crowd-funding, he was able to open his flagship restaurant, Bad Saint. His restaurant most recently garnered an award for the 2019 James Beard for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.