Journey's Arnel Pineda wants to be a chef

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 06 2013 01:21 PM | Updated as of May 06 2013 09:22 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Arnel Pineda, He may be the frontman of one of biggest rock bands in the world but Filipino rocker Arnel Pineda still dreams of becoming a chef someday.

Journey frontman Arnel Pineda

"Mahilig kasi akong magluto. I want to be a chef,"  Pineda told  ABS-CBNNews.com in an interview. "Ako kapag pahinga ko kahit pagod na pagod ako, ako ang nagluluto para sa mga kids."

If given a chance, the lead vocalist of Journey would like to open his own restaurant. "Yeah I will, definitely I will. Pumipili pa lang," said Pineda, who loves to cook Filipino favorites like kaldereta, sinigang, kare-kare and others.

The rocker learned to cook at a young age to help his mother in their small business.

"Nagtinda kami ng ulam. Buhay pa ng mother ko -- 1978, 1979 -- may tindahan kami sa Sampaloc, sa M. dela Fuente. Noong na meet ko 'yung wife ko ay 2003, nagtitinda ako, lahat -- gulaman, bola-bola.  Bumili ako ng kariton, so kapag walang tugtog, 'yun ang ginagawa namin. But we all have to move on," Pineda recalled.

Pineda is set to leave the country again as Journey continues its world tour in the United Kingdom and Germany.