A total of 20 universities and colleges all over National Capital region and Luzon consisted of 70 young aspiring chefs and 38 chefs-coaches showcased their innovation, culinary skills, creativity and mastery in the 2018 Philippine Food Expo Culinary challenge which highlighted the mastery of Philippine Cuisines.
All the participants competed in the different categories namely:
Food Styling and Photography Category
Filipino Modern Dessert Category
Healthy Pasta Challenge
Mystery Ingredients Category
Kitchen Master 2018
All the categories were mixtures of students from Hotel and Restaurant Management course or other related courses and student and coach-chef competed for the title in the different categories.
The National College of Business and Arts’ Hotel and Restaurant Department Fairview Campus consisted of two entries which battled for the Food Styling and Photography, an on the spot Filipino Food Styling Competition. A combination of art and culinary skills and food must be fitted for consumption. All dishes must be photographed ready for presentation. Team Paella Negra composed of Michael Cuevas and Regina Esperanza, and Team Arroz Caldo composed of Joenard Bernardo and Camille Cordova.
Team Arroz Caldo won as First runner-up, out of 16 entries from different universities and colleges in National Capital Region.
Here is the result:
2nd Runner-up: St Scholasticas College
1ST Runner-up: NCBA Fairview Campus
Champion: La Consolacion College Manila
While Dino Balidoy and his Coach Chester Mogol bagged the CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE for Kitchen Master 2018, an unconventionally timed cooking competition, where the participants must prepare one (1) appetizer, one (1) main course and one (1) dessert good for two (2) within 30 minutes only. This consisted of 10 competing universities and colleges in NCR and all over Luzon.
Here is the result:
2nd Runner-up: Professional Academy for Culinary Education
1st Runner-up: University of Santo Tomas
CHAMPION: NCBA Fairview Campus
Here’s the complete list of participating schools:
Chiang Kai Shek College
Emilio Aguinaldo College
Far Eastern University
Global Innovative College
La Consolacion College Manila
Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Science and Technology
National College of Business and Arts-Fairview
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Philippine Christian University
Professional Academy for Culinary Education
South Mansfield College
St. Paul University Quezon City
St Scholasticas College
Manila Tytana College
University of Santo Tomas
University of Batangas.
The Philippine Food Expo 2018 Culinary challenge aims to enhance relationship among the different Universities/Colleges in the Philippines in order to develop the students and industry practitioners in gaining and applying knowledge on the latest trends and innovations in Hotel and Restaurant operations, to foster friendly and healthy competition among students and faculty from Colleges/Universities, to focus on the culinary skills and artistry of future chefs, to showcase the various elements of the food and beverage services in the Hotel and Restaurant and tourism industry, as well as to enhance the education on nutrition and healthy cooking, and to showcase students and the general public with an experience of a student competition and exhibition of food preparation and services in the hospitality industry.