Largest Serving of Sauteed Jolly Mushrooms Record Attempt at the History Con 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat , Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

Mushrooms have been part of the human diet and are known for their healing and nutritional attributes. Fly Ace Corporation which distributes Jolly Mushrooms in partnership with History Channel is all stage to set the largest serving of the dish will make use of more than 250 kilos of Jolly Mushrooms and will involve the country’s top coking contingent composed of youth participants from the brand’s long-running learning advocacy , Jolly University ( JU) , and the chef -students from the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA-Manila) . The cooking team will be led by one of the young chef entrepreneurs in the country , Chef Winston “ Wix” Luna of the Chefwix Catering Services .

World Trade Center, Pasay City -Metro Manila

The event started past 11:00am with students of CCA-Manila , Fly Ace Corporation employees, students volunteers from Jolly University partners like Far Eastern University , La Consolacion College and staffs weighting -in the mushrooms at the grounds of the World Trade Center.

 

official weight-in of Jolly mushroom

The sauteed mushroom dish is selected for the world record attempt because of how easy it can be prepared and cooked , while showing how versatile mushrooms are as an ingredient.

 

student volunteers

History -making has never tasted this healthy and delicious . Jolly and Fly Ace Corporation , together with our event partners , are extremely honored to initiate this ground -breaking attempt . We are hoping to set a first world record , and of course to successfully spread the news of mushrooms’ health benefits all over the Philippines and the world “, said Fly Ace Corporation , President Mr. Jun Cochanco .

 

Health Advocacy :

In a recent studies by scientists around the world underscored the importance of antioxidants as these protect the cells from within , thus boosting one’s immune system and helping prevent future diseases such as cancers. As per tests of SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company , Jolly Mushrooms contain an impressive 14mg of L-ergothioneine per 400g can.

Aside from A+E Networks, the Jolly Mushroom world record attempt was made possible with the following partners: Gomeco, Petron , Masflex, Fuji, Kitchen Scales, Good Life Oyster Sauce, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, students from center for the Culinary Arts-Manila, Jolly University contestants from La Consolacion and Far Eastern University

For more information about the products : http://www.flyacecorp.com

Good Life Flavors of Fortune: A Grand Celebration of Chinese New Year 2016

 

Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City -Philippines

Kung Xi Fa Cai , Kiong Hee Huat Chay , Kong Hei Fat Choi !

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and is the longest and most significant celebration in the Chinese Lunar calendar .

 Chinese painting and calligraphy club together with Mr. Henry Lim Bon Liong ( executive Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce , chief executive officer of Sterling Paper Group of Companies, S.P. Properties, Inc., SL Agritech Corporation )

Ms. Lorriane Tan – Chief Operating Officer Chinoy TV

Just like the Chinese, Filipinos have strongly associated meaningful occasions with celebratory food. The author was invited by some members of the Binondo Heritage Group or BGH and Mr. Wilson Flores -who posted the event at the FB page of the group ( close site) . I saw fellow social media friends like Mr. Nathaniel Uy , Mr. Jonel Uy  ( not related to each other) and Mr. Ceasar Cheng .

Chinese style paintings

Unfortunately , We were not able to wait for them since there were some of the BGH members that were there past 12nn and have other events to attend . The event was hosted by Mr. Willord Chua and Ms. Janelle Ty of Chinoy Television.

Chinese lantern

Fly ACE Food Corporation had a complete line of  Asian food products that bring out the genuine taste and flavor of your favorite Asian dishes since the company was established in 2000.

GOOD Life -name was inspired by the Chinese’s common association of longevity with noodles like Vermicelli, Egg Noodles , Bihon, Sesame Oil , Oyster Sauce, Japanese -style bread crumbs .

Mr. Willord Chua -Chinoy Television host with the lion dancers

The event for the Chinese New Year is entitled ” Good Life Flavors of Fortune” A Celebration of Good Life which is from February 5 to 8, 2016 .

Mr. Cris Garcia ( Coordinator ) Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute coordinators gave some free basic Chinese Hookien and Mandarin lessons, Chinese chess,  paper cutting techniques . They have Basic Mandarin or Hokkien language course for beginners .

Website : http://www.ateneoconfucius.com/index.php?language=en-US

Contact information : 894-4513

 Center for Culinary Arts students

CCA students are preparing a 5 course Chinese inspired dishes 

There are several activities which coincide with the event , lectures, Chinese calligraphy lessons, Chinese Painting exhibition, games, promos, Chinese cuisine coking demonstration , competition , traditional lantern exhibit, dragon and lion dance, Chinese dances, Lingnan style paintings , Chinese paper cutting , Chinese games , Speaking Basic Hokkien and Basic Mandarin and cultural activities .

cultural presentation

 Partners includes Chinoy Television, Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Confucius Institute , Bahay Tsinoy , Center for Culinary Arts -Manila, Masflex, Tecnogas , Phil Sen Hua , King Chef Seafood Restaurant, Cook Magazine , FLY Ace Food Corporation among others.

Fly Ace Food Corporation -The company is the one who conducts annual Jolly University event  in which several universities and colleges compete for the title of ” Best Cook-Off Challenge”  within Metro Manila .

There is an in -house promotion where the public ( attendees) can  purchase items from the Secretariat with raffle stubs and ticket – They are entitled to free feng shui consultation among others .

Ms. Nina Daza-Puyat  and Mr. Ramon P. Daez – Fly Ace General manager

Note: I would like to ” thank” BHG group , Cook Magazine Sir Marlon Aldense and FlyACE Management for the accommodation.  we decided to leave the place  since we have a lot of commitments .

Fly Ace Corporation: http://www.flyacecorp.com/

Facebook : http://www.flyacecorp.com/

UST STUDENTS WON JOLLY GRAND CULINARY CHALLENGE 2015

Robinson’s Place , Midtown , Ermita , Manila -Philippines

L-R Ms. Marilou Acuña ( Fly Ace Corporation ), Chef Sau Del Rosario, Mr. Rian Wilfred Cajiles ,   Ms. Monique Siguenza , Mr. Christopher Elijah John Asiddao, Ms. Teresa Conde – Fly Ace Corporation ) and Ms.Ana Marie ” Nana ”  Ozaeta ( editor in chief – Food Magazine )the Philippines’ Largest Selling Culinary Magazine by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. 

University of Santo Tomas students

There were 12 TEAMS competing in this year’s edition .  The winning team ( UST ) got  gift packs from Uratex , Solane, Fujidenzo, Chef’s Classic,Whirlpool , Technogas, Allegro Beverage Corporation,  Fly Ace Food Corporation .

prizes

The winners will also have a chance to be featured on some of the top magazines, blog sites, newspapers and television sites. Aside from the trophies, bragging rights , plaques and CASH Prize of Php 15,000 . The team got an overall score of 86%.

The winning teams will also have a chance to participate in several projects of the company.

Robinson’s Place- Midtown Atrium

The place is jam-packed with so many people from all walks of life . The criteria for judging is based on Product Output 30% , Leadership and Group Dynamics 20% , Presentation and Delivery 20% and results from the Jolly Boot Camp 30%.

students busy preparing their dishes

The group got their inspiration from the Empanada de Kaliskis from Malolos City , Bulacan . This is an heirloom pastry which is flaky , deep fried , stuffed with meat.  It’s origin dates back in 1820 and the dish is still an all time favorite among people visiting the province. I have eaten this several times whenever i got a chance to visit Malolos.

pastelito

The group ‘s had the ability to improvise and even innovate the dough adding Malunggay ( Moringa oleifera)  , Kesong Puti ( carabao white cheese ) , Bulacan longganisa ( Bulacan sausage) then using Jolly’s mix mushroom, garbanzos, water chestnuts and salted black beans .

presentation and packaging

Ms. Monique Siguenza ( UST student) and her vast knowledge of her hometown heirloom recipes  from Bulacan province  help them edge the competing teams.

Technological University of the Philippines

Ms. Marilou Acuña ( Fly Ace Corporation ), Chef Sau Del Rosario, Mr. Marivic Malerab , Ms. Nieliza T. Beriso , Mr. Wilnor P. Bataller ,  Ms. Teresa Conde – ( Fly Ace Corporation ) and Ms.Ana Marie ” Nana ”  Ozaeta

The team got 85.28% which is a close shot in winning the grand title.

malunggay waffle cake with cherry and peach topping

Based on the crowd support and cheers – TUP ( Team La Winima) got the loudest cheer among all competing schools.

Colegio de San Juan de Letran

students – Mr. Ancel Jeff Beso, Ms. Queen Mary Anne Boliche and Mr. Cyril Jerome Manning ( Team and Babies ) . The team got 84%

Pollo con Champiniones

Group Photo

Freezing Hot Pineapple Mint

This dessert was created by Saint Louis College of Valenzuela

Far Eastern University ( Nicanor Reyes St. Sampaloc , Manila )

The students of Far Eastern University L-R Mr. Rolando Mendoza II, Mr. Marvin Del Rosario and Mr. Raymond Cailles

Uratex

Uratex booth gave away interesting notepads ,ball pens to those who registered at their booth.

Appetite magazine booth

Link to previous article: University of Santo Tomas winners

Link to last year winners: Jolly University Grand Cook Fest 2014

This event is sponsored by Solane, Whirpool, Uratex, Fujidenzo, Technogas, Chef’s Classics, Allegro Beverage Corporation and Kenwood.  Official media sponsors include Appetite , FOOD , Breakfast , Entreprenuer , Chalk, ANC, Asian Food Channel and Whenin Manila.com .

The author would like to ” Thank” Ms. Mj Cordova , Fly Ace Corporation for the invitation and accommodation extended .

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: fly ace corporation

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/FlyAceCorporation

Uratex: http://www.uratex.com.ph/

Solane: http://www.solane.com.ph/

Fujidenzo : http://www.exatech.com.ph/fujidenzo

National University Students of Culinary Make It BIG With Jolly University

7th Floor – College of Hospitality Management, National University , Mariano F. Jhocson Street, Sampaloc, Manila – Philippines

L-R Ms. Michelle Ann S. Mori , Ms. Chezper Ann B. Carullo and Ms. Jennilyn C. Merin

Team 2 or THE JIP Girls ( known as Jolly , Incredible and Productive ) or Joke in Public bested 2 other teams in an inter-college competition which brought the best teams in tough elimination round .

team competition

The team garnered a total score of 86.7% earning the final slot , (12 colleges and universities in Metro Manila ) which earn the team the right to represent their school in the 2nd Jolly University Grand Culinary Challenge which will culminate on March 7, 2015 from 1;00pm to 5:00pm at Robinson’s Place -Midtown Atrium, Manila.

Robinson’s Place – Manila : http://www.robinsonsmalls.com/malls_manila.php

L- R panel of judges included Mr. Marius Hernani Garcia ( Purchasing and Logistic Director – National University ) , Ms. Dolly Rose Manalang ( Marketing and Admission Director – National University ) and Mr. Ralph  Rebulanan ( Assistant Product Manager-  Fly Ace Corporation)

Jolly University Booth Camp

The team will also have a chance to participate in a 2-day boot camp starting February 28 to March 1, 2015 at the Fly Ace Corporation main office in Pasay City .

Prof. Errol Martin – Faculty Members in Charge for Activities and Competitions

The special invited guests , bloggers, freelance media and journalists were warmly “welcomed” by Mr. Errol Martin of the College of Hospitality Management, National University.

Mr. Paul Quimbo

Mr. Paul Quimbo delighted the audience with his jokes and on the spot contest

Ms. Frances Ann Riva , Mr. Paul Quimbo , Ms. Ma. Rinalyn Lopez and Ms. Chen Wun Huei

Jolly University Campus Tours

Participating colleges and universities includes Arellano University ( Legarda )  , San Sebastian College, Technological University of the Philippines , Saint Louis College -Valenzuela , Perpetual help College of Manila , Far Eastern University – Manila , Universidad de Manila , Colegio de San Juan de Letran, La Consolacion College , Polytechnic University of the Philippines , University of Santo Tomas and National University .

Team Makatang Kusinero

Team Makatang Kusinero ( Team # 1)  led by an all male students  Mr.  Archival Ace Fernandez , Mr. Ken Daniel Leul and Mr. Marck Nestor Rodriguez  ( The team garnered a total score of 83. 7% )

Criteria for Judging

Each of the team is required to submit a food bazaar dish recipe , using the different JOLLY Food line products. This enhances the students ‘s knowledge of the various Jolly products and its usage . This activity aims to develop their creativity in coming up with innovative recipes that are perfect for a start -up business .

registration desk officers

Winners are chosen based on the following criteria : Food Execution (25%) , Relevant Usage of Jolly Food Items (25%) , Organization and Sanitation (20%) , Taste and Texture (20%) and Creativity and Visual Impact (10%)

shrimp ala pasta corn peas

creme de fruitas

Team Chrizeynee ( Team number 3) The group nicknamed their team ” The Jolly Chef ” . The team composed of Ms. Christine Rodriguez, Ms. Renee Charisse Seneres and Ms. Kryzane Gutierrez . The team garnered a score of 86.3%

fish and vegetables burritos with tomato salsa

fruity jelly pudding

L-R Ms. Michelle Ann S. Mori , Chezper Ann B. Carullo and Ms. Jennilyn C. Merin

Team JIP Girls ( Team number 2)

vegetable samosa

lychee panna cotta

They will represent their school in the Jolly University Boot Camp and the Jolly University Grand Cook-Off on March 7 at Robinson Place – Midtown Atrium / Ermita

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

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JollyFoods

L-R  Mr. Ralph  Rebulanan, Ms. Niña Daza-Puyat , Professor Errol Martin , Ms. Jasmine Capule  and Ms. MJ Cordova

small token of appreciation were given by the officers of Fly Ace Corporation to Professor Errol Martin ( National University )

Appetite Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/appetitemag

Cash Prizes for the National Grand Culinary Challenge includes Php 15,000 and gift packs for the First Place, Php 10,000 and gift packs for the Seond Place and Php 5,000 and gift packs for the Third Place.

Note : I would like to ” Thank ” Ms. MJ Cordova ,Mr. Paul Quimbo , Prof. Errol Martin of the National University  and  Fly ACE Corporation for the invitation extended .

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

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