Jolly-University Ultimate Cook-Off Challenge at Far Eastern University

Alfredo Reyes Hall- Building , Far Eastern University campus , Nicanor Reyes Street , Quiapo, Manila -Philippines

 

Fly Ace Corporation had been in the local market for more than 20 years in selling fast moving consumer goods brands.  The objectives of the company is to Learn , Create and Share.

different varieties of canned products

The company had a campus challenge cook -off in 10  Colleges and Universities around the University -Belt area ( U-BELT is the local term for an area where there is high density of colleges, universities  and technical schools  hence acquiring the name ) . They are planning to tour 2 more campuses before the end of the school calendar.

students and mentors are busy preparing for the dishes

It gives it greater impact by highlighting all of Fly Ace culinary offerings in a major promotion. Jolly Mushroom, Jolly Claro Palm Oil, Jolly Canola Oil are some of the top quality Jolly brand food products.

Masflex Pro

 Masflex Kitchen Pro Culinary Knife Collection is a collaboration between the Brand Managers of Masflex and a renowned Filipino culinary icon, Chef Gene Gonzalez.

Chef DJ Santos

The final brand name is a merging of 2 brand names, Masflex, and Kitchen Pro, which is a brand owned by Chef Gene.

Website:http://www.kitchenpro.com.ph/

Fly Ace is also the company behind the brand names – Goodlife, Dona Elena, Jolly Fresh, Jolly Cow, Jolly Spreads, Welchs, Franzia and Concha Y Toro wine brands.

L-R Professor Richard Tabuena , Professor Harold Bueno , Professor Crisel P. Pajuyo

Panel of judges composed of professors from Far Eastern University ( Institute  of Tourism and Hotel Management.

As of 2014, FEU diversified its facilities and its quality of education by having 8 institutes namely: IABF, IAS, IARFA, IE, IN, IL, and ITHM.
Tourism and Hospitality Management was formerly under the Institute of Accounts, business and Finance with the programs of BS Commerce major in Tourism, but in the year 2010, Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management was established due to the number of students enrolling to the said program.  BS Hotel and Restaurant Management and BS Tourism management was finally given its own distinction under its own institute that teaches Hospitality Management.
Far Eastern University, with its aim to give its students the best quality of education,a building  for the ITHM students was built in the year 2009, to provide the facilities where the students can have their proper practice for their program.  The building for ITHM students is called the Alfredo Reyes Hall, named after Alfredo Reyes, who was the former University Vice President.
The ARH boasts its Hospitality Management facilities like mock hotel, mock bar room, mock dining room, kitchens, and hotel lobby to supply the students’ needs in practicing their program before going outside the university to serve the corporate world.

Far Eastern University : http://www.feu.edu.ph/

Team Macoy- the group was named after  their favorite professor

Due to demand for Filipino culinary specialist for both local and international restaurants and hotel chains. The enrollment is increasing every year.

There were 5 teams composed of 3 members The amateur competition had three delectable categories – appetizer, main dish and dessert. Competitors started cooking at 10:00 AM.

  Fly Ace Corporation Product Manager Marilou Acuña said that the company is very honored to be the sponsor for the Jolly University Cook-Off event. Jolly- University is taking the culinary branding to the next level.

Criteria for Judging

Creativity of Using Jolly Products -30%

Flavor and Taste -30%

Originality -10%

Presentation -10%

Overall Presentation- 20%

While we are waiting for the final outcome of the Campus Cook-OFF challenge , we were treated for some sample dishes made by Chef DJ Santos ( resident chef of Fly Ace Corporation)

Heavenly Mushroom and Beef Stroganoff
Cooked with Jolly Button Mushroom and Jolly Cream of Mushroom Soup sprinkled with chopped parsley

Young Corn & Mushroom Salpicao-  sauteed with oyster sauce , Jolly Young Corn and Jolly Button Mushroom, sprinkled with chopped parsley

Fruity  Blini- Prepared by using Jolly Fruit Cocktail , caramelized sugar, Jolly Cow Condensada and topped with grated cheese

short intermission song number rendered by the students of the institute

Winners of the Far Eastern University Cook-Off challenge:

3rd place
Ms. Flordeliza Bona, Ms.Narianne Santos and Ms .Ken Villaruel
2nd place
Mr. Aljeric Cordeta, Mr.Nacis Recopuerto Jr. and Mr.Manuel Rivera

Winning Dish (Appetizer:  Broccoli Beef Cups ,  Main Course: Mushroom Fall in Chicken ,Dessert: Fruity Panna Cota )

L-R Mr. John Lawrence Serrano , Ms. Marnie Kristen Balagat , Ms. Jan Ivy Garrovillas

Certificate of participation was awarded by Fly Ace Corporation

Group # 5 Won the First Place in the impromptu cooking challenge

They won a cash prize plus a Jolly gift pack, and a Masflex cookware for each team member. The finalist qualifies for the competition slated on March 8, 2014 to be held at Robinson’s – OTIS ( Maria Paz Mendoza Guanzon ) Paco

Robinson Mall : http://www.robinsonsmalls.com/malls_otis.php

OFFICE

7th Floor, Fly Ace Corporate Center,
13 Coral Way, Central Business Park, Pasay City
Tel. No.: (632) 807-9999
Fax No.: (632) 807-9999 local 737 & 842
E-mail: info@flyacecorp.com

Website: http://www.flyacecorp.com/

Note: The author would like to ” Thank” Professor Richard D. Tabuena, MBA and Ms. Paulene M. Vitug for the accommodation and some write-ups

Big Winners at the 68th Annual Philippine Orchid Society’s Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

The winners of the 68th Annual Orchid and Garden Show

Best Cattleya– BLC. Cisco Perez

Exhibitor: Malvarosa Orchids

Best DendrobiumDendrobium dearei

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Dendrobium dearei Rchb. f. 1882 SECTION Formosae

 Deare’s Dendrobium [English Colonel in the Philippines late 1800’s]

This orchid species used to be found only in the Philippines until a population was recently discovered in the island of Borneo in Malaysia and Indonesia .

Best Oncidium Alliance and Best Cultured Plant

Oncidium obryzatum X Stardust Fantasy

( a close-up view of the flowers)

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Papiopedilum

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum

Exhibitor: Ms. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis Taida Pearl ‘ Taida Black’ x Leopard Prince

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Vandaceous Alliance

Vanda Hilo Rose x Vanda Sakeo Bit Hearthrob

Exhibitor: Ms. Rona Latorre

Best Philippines Species

Dendrobium dearei

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Foreign Species and
BEST OTHER GENERA – MONOPODIAL ORCHID

Rhynchostylis gigantea variety alba

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Rhynchostylis gigantea is a species of  orchid. This species was first described in 1896 by Mr. John Lindley  and occurs in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan China, Borneo, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Rhynchostylis differs fromVanda by the one-lobed lip. Rhynchostylis are also commonly called foxtail orchids because of their long, thin, densely packed inflorescence that get up to 37 centimetres (15 in) with sweetly fragrant blooms. The inflorescences appear in autumn and winter. Due to the wide distribution of Rhynchostylis gigantea there is a range of different clones: flowers vary slightly in shape and colour (from white to dark red, with spotted forms).

Best Other Genera -Sympodial Orchid

Cymbidium Golden ELF x atropurpureum

Exhibitor: Ms. Vangie Go

Best Bonsai

BantiguePemphis acidula

Exhibitor : Mrs. Susan Lee and Mr. Manuel Lee

BEST Ornamental Plant in the Show

Alcanterea glaziouana ( variegated)

Exhibitor: Mr. Don Eikel N. Ladores

The relative of bromeliad family is endemic to Brazil and the variegated form is a still rare in the Philippines

LAZADA’s Ultimate Gadget Craze!

GEAR UP WITH LAZADA’S ULTIMATE GADGET CRAZE!

An early summer treat awaits all tech enthusiasts and gamers as Lazada Philippines—the largest online shopping mall in the country—has launched an ultimate gadget craze campaign.

One of the campaigns is the “Great Samsung Sale” which is tagged as Samsung’s biggest sale of the year. Buyers can get a discount of up to Php3,500 and get to have cool freebies along with it. Image

In addition, gamers can enjoy playing the latest Sony PlayStation 4 console for only P23,500! The bundle package is priced at P26,200! Playing with your favorite games will not be complete without a new LED TV. Lazada is offering My View LED TV that can go as low as P4,999.

Change your mobile into something nicer and smarter. Buy the new HTC One for only P25,185!  This Smartphone is equipped with quad-core processor, ultra-pixel camera, and long battery endurance that guarantee meeting your daily needs—whether for work or play.

ImageIf you like local brands, then you might enjoy the exclusive Torque Mobile Bundle—Torque Droidz Edge phone and Torque i20TV for only P2,979 (available only in Lazada). Or maybe a touch screen laptop?  The new line of Haibook Android Laptops will surely meet your needs and budget since it’s now available for only P4,599.

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So hurry and gear up this coming summer with Lazada’s incredible gadget craze!  Avail these awesome bargains, great price, and even better service only at Lazada!  Log on at www.lazada.com.ph. Follow @LazadaPH on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to stay updated.

About Lazada

Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns.

68th Annual Philippine Orchid Society’s Show Opening

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

L-R Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go , Mrs. Amelita ” Ming” Ramos ( former first lady 1992 to 1998 and honorary member ) Mayor Herbert Bautista , Mr. Kelvin Manubay

 Mrs. Rhodoro “Rhodie ” H.  Gazmin and Mrs. Amelita Ramos
exchange of pleasantries

L-R Mr. Manuel Lee and Ms. Susan Lee, Mrs. Amelita ” Ming ” Ramos , Mr. Kelvin Manubay , Mayor Herbert Bautista and Mr. Fernando Aurigue Jr.

Mrs. Amelita Ramos in a light conversation with Philippine Orchid Society’s board of directors

Quezon City Lancaster Band

L-R Ms. Becky Buenaventura ( Cactus and Succulent Society -President ) Mayor Herbert Baustita and Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

group photo

trophies and glass plaques

Architect Bimbo Vergara

Mr. Bimbo Vergara hold a one man painting exhibition of Waling-waling

Mr. Susan and Manuel Lee – husband and wife tandem is one of the major winners ( Best Orchid Showcase Landscape exhibit, Best Foreign Species )

Atty. Rudy Sanidad and Ms. Baby Alarcon

Mrs. Amelita Ramos and Atty. Aldrin C. Cuña MNSA

Atty. Aldrin C. Cuña, MNSA ( Quezon City Administrator) and Mrs. Amelita Ramos received their token orchid flowers from Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Ms. Vangie Go

L-R Mrs. Corazon Purificacion , Mrs. Rhodora Gazmin and Ms. Vangie Go

group photo

After the winners was announced , afternoon snacks was catered by Ms. Baby De Leon

National Parks Development Committee 50th anniversary stamp re-launching ceremonies held at the Rizal Park Visitor’s Center

Rizal Park Visitor’s Center, Rizal Park , Manila-Philippines

L-R Mr. Eric Tagle, Mr. Carlos Luis, Secretary Ramon Jimenez and Architect Elizabeth Espino

glow in the dark stamp finally unveiled

Hon. Ramon Jimenez

Department of Tourism Secretary Mr. Ramon Jimenez  short talk

After the short talk, a framed stamps and first day cover were given to secretary Ramon Jimenez by architect Elizabeth Espino and Mr. Carlos Luis .

invited guests and vips had a chance to let Mr. Ramon Jimenez and Architect Elizabeth Espino signed their First Day Cover as part of the unveiling ceremony.

a late afternoon snacks were serve to the invited guests and media

There were some games and raffle prizes that were given during the event.

Link to the glow in the dark stamp December 9, 2013 article : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/national-parks-50th-anniversary-stamp-first-glow-in-the-dark-stamp-in-the-philippines/