City of Dreams Manila's Stellar Chefs Bag 32 Medals At The Philippine Culinary Cup
Twenty-six outstanding chefs showcased their culinary flair and bagged a total of 32 medals in 13 different categories during the four-day cooking competition at the World Food Expo held at the SMX Convention Centre.
“We couldn’t be prouder of our chefs who showcased exemplary talent in a well-respected culinary competition. This recognition is a testament to the immense skills of our culinary team, who also act as the driving force in making City of Dreams Manila a dining destination, as they never fail to create a standout dining experience for our guests,” expresses Kevin Benning, City of Dreams Manila’s Chief Operating Officer.
Rier Franco, 23, and Jomari Miranda, 25, emerged as gold medalists in the Young Chefs Team Challenge category. This victory will make the two compete soon at the 2019 Shanghai International Young Chef Cup that will be conducted at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on 12 to 14 November 2019.
Other City of Dreams Manila’s stellar chefs who victoriously scored gold medals are Javier Honofre, Guk Cho “Peter”, and Drigo Lim in the U.S. Potato, Pasta, and Creative Breakfast categories, respectively.
Silver medalists were Allan Delos Santos, Carol Maximo, Drigo Lim, Jerald Bulaong, Jelord Advincula, Kathleen Magaoay, Rier Franco, Loui Sabino, Darylle Tamago, Mary Grace Gajol, Jeffrey Casauau, Aaron Laroga, and Jemaico Zurbito in six categories: Pasta, U.S. Beef, Dream Team Challenge, Sous Vide, U.S. Beef and Filipino Challenge.
On the other hand, Herbert De Leon, Francis Ivan Tabilog, June Ian Lovino, Trisha Embradura, Nerissa Perez, Yong Iin Chua, Julius Javin, Kevin Raymundo, Maureen Servo, and Elbert Maranan took home bronze medals in seven categories: Filipino Challenge, U.S. Lamb, U.S. Pork Chinese Style Cooking, U.S. Poultry, Dress the Cake, French Touch and Creative Breakfast.
About 1, 200 chefs competed for the coveted medals of this year’s Philippine Culinary Cup, endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Society. The competition is an annual culinary competition organised by the LTB Chefs Association of the Philippines, the Pastry Alliance of the Philippines, and PEPTarsus Corp. to provide Filipino chefs an internationally recognised platform to showcase their culinary talents and hone their skills.
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