- Cebu-based baker Marlo Lidot was supposed to pursue a career abroad but wasn’t able to due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- After losing his job at a hotel and not being able to work abroad, Marlo decided to hone his talent in artisan bread making
- Since then Marlo’s amazing artisan breads have been trending online
Photos of stunning artisan breads from Cebu have impressed many netizens online.
A baker who missed an opportunity to work abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic found another chance to express his talent as his artisan breads gain attention.
Cebu-based baker Marlo Lidot shared his inspiring story of how he picked himself up amid the disappointments brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. He shared that last March, he resigned from his job at a hotel in Cebu in the hopes to pursue a baking career abroad.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his dreams to work abroad were stalled. But instead of complaining, Marlo decided to improve his skills and craft. Around June, he created a Facebook page, the Artisan Bread Basket where he started posting photos of his artisan breads and began accepting online orders.
Marlo recalled that he has been working as a baker for years but only discovered his talent for artisan bread making last year. His first artisan bread featured President Rodrigo Duterte.
Among the other celebrities and figures that he has featured in his artisan breads are Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Manny Pacquiao, Taylor Swift, Kobe Bryant and many others.
Despite the many setbacks he faced due to the pandemic, Marlo is still thankful and feels blessed.
He shared with GMA, “I feel very blessed and thankful to our Almighty God for giving me this wonderful skill and talent. This year is a blessed year for me despite the pandemic happening all over the world. This difficult period has taught me to be open-minded and find ways to survive the crisis.”