Years of Participation
Silver Iocovozzi is a Filipinx lifelong Southern resident and chef/owner of Neng Jr.’s in Asheville, North Carolina. Silver has over 10 years of culinary experience, both in Asheville as well as traveling and working in Manila, Quezon City, Tokyo, New York, and Grand Cayman. Silver’s unique culinary voice comes from an amalgamation of their travels, their upbringing in the American South, and the largest being their Filipina mother, Neneng, who as a first generation immigrant landed in Parris Island, SC in 1986. The lessons taught through this lifelong connection have deeply affected their inspiration and their dedication to the diffusion of Filipinx cuisine and its heritage.