As the annual Philippine Culinary Cup, the most prestigious culinary competition in the Philippines, kicked off last August 7 to 10, 2019 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the F1 Hotel Manila culinary team hailed recognitions from different categories during the prestigious event. Winning one (1) gold, two (2) silver, and one (1) bronze, the team of culinary experts humbly rejoice over their prized creations.
Grabbing bronze from the Green Protein Challenge category, Bryan Ortiz and Jericho Leopaldo concoct a one of a kind Hickory Quorn Fillet with Mesclun, Grilled Veggies and Pop Quorn croquettes, Tortellini of Mascarpone Quorn Ragu with chunky Quorn Al Ajilo. Quorn is usually used as a meat substitute that originated and sold primarily in UK.
As for the silver medalists, the F1 Hotel Manila culinary team ranked in two categories — the US Pork Chinese Style category and the Dream Team Challenge. The US Pork Chinese Style category team was competed solely by Gerardo Barasona and won silver by his exquisite dish of Deep-Fried Pork Butt Barbeque style with plum and Hoisin sauce. As for the Dream Team Challenge, Executive Chef Angelo “Chubby” Timban himself led the team of Frederick Ollet, April Pajimula, and Chantal Vera in creating a scrumptious Braised Pork Ribs with Burnt Coconut, Pan Seared Scallop Confit of Squid with Creamy Avocado Mousse, Haco Crème Brulee Cheesecake with Roasted Oatmeal and Berry Compote in Vanilla Chantilly Cream.
And for the gold-winning masterpiece in the Filipino Cuisine Category, Executive Chef Angelo “Chubby” Timban together with Frederick Ollet and Rolando Pascual a few revolutionary yet traditional dishes of Imbaliktad Nga Lomo ti Baka, Sinigang na Pata sa Catmon Ug Dilang Baka, Utan Ug Piyanggang and Sangag na Kan-on sa Bubuk Ug Manuk Itum.
The event was fiercely competed by all who took up the challenge and as they are masters of their own craft, all who watched can see the chefs’ pride as they raise the curtains upon their own creations.
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