Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Rosan Katlea Reodica – Tastemaker

Rosan Katlea Reodica

Writer, Cookbook Author


It took about ten years of courage and practice for Rosan Reodica to finally realize that she was great at writing, and that she wanted to pursue it in some way. With an exciting career in the design and events industry, Rosan is grateful to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who espouse creativity with the same level of gusto as she does. She attests: “I have been put in a position to experience great opportunities to work and collaborate with the cream of the crop, along with being able to push for the inclusion of Filipino talents in events we organize, as we want to be a multicultural platform for artists.”

Rosan is the author of a cookbook entitled “The Practicing Misis: Skills Muna Bago Feels.” It is a collection of recipes written in the font of self-love, her fondness for her family’s passion for cooking, and her wanting to be able to cook for her fiancée. Going beyond the usual cookbook format, Rosan injected her heart and soul into each recipe, writing it in the style of prose, poetry, and narrative. In the process of creating the book, Rosan realized that one’s development of knowledge is never-ending. She expounds: “Aptly, as how I call myself ‘practicing,’ I realized that learning is continuous and circular, that one cannot be a master without being inspired by others and in turn work towards yourself.”

Still on a journey where she hopes to find more things to love and do in life, Rosan shares: “I would want to be known not as an author, or a food blogger, but THAT woman you can’t put your finger on to confirm what she is. I want to keep myself guessing what I am and what I can create next.”


Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.