Herbert Bartolome graduated from San Sebastian College-Recoletos with a degree in Political Science. He also took Culinary Arts at International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (ISCAHM).

He received his first DSLR camera on May 2011 as a birthday gift from his mom. He got interested in photography so he attended several photography workshops. He had his 1st basic photography workshop with James Nicolay. His other mentors in photography are Allan Manalac and MJ Suayan. He attended workshops in Wedding & Events Photography on May 2012 under the mentorship of Ricky Tiu. And just recently, he attended wedding photography workshop with 3 of the best wedding photographers in Asia - Keda Feng, CM Leung & Lito Sy.

He already won several awards in different online photography competitions. At present, his Image Chef Studio is located in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.