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 2015 – University of Santo Tomas winners

Benavides Auditorium  ( High School Building ) , University of Santo Tomas , Sampaloc, Manila -Philippines

Team 3- EPICURE

Mr. Rian Wilfred Cajiles ,   Ms. Monique Siguenza and Mr. Christopher Elijah John Asiddao

Three students from College of Tourism Hospitality Management – Hotel Restaurant Management earn the right to represent the university in the 2nd Jolly University Face-OFF challenge on March 7 at Robinson’s Place- Ermita .

The team name ( EPICURE )  means a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink. Something that is elegant !

 savory chicken samosa with Jolly Mixed mushroom, water chestnuts , garbanzos , cheese and with Jolly Mandarin orange chutney

They got their idea to come up with dishes which were influenced by several kiosk type eateries along P. Noval and Dapitan street . All within stone-throw away from the school .  There are fried chicken , fried dimsums and ilocos empanadas  ( It is where the group got their inspiration )  .  Although it is an Indian dish , there are a lot of elements and influences which comes from the  textures, ingredients and influences of the eateries around the place.

Lychee Pana Cotta crusted with Jolly Corn graham crust topped with gelatin Jolly Peach

Team number 3 garnered a score of 89.0% which bested the 2 other teams. They prepared 1 main dish and 1 dessert .

Panel of judges includes:

Ms. Marilou Acuña ( Fly Ace Corporation) , Chef Mitchie Sison (Celebrity Chef )and Chef Olga Ko – Chief Instructor for Culinary

Team Jolly Bees ( 3rd place ) and Team D-Lychee ( 2nd place)

dishes

Team 2( D-Lyche ) got 83.7 % while Team ( Jolly Bees ) got 83.0 %

Ms. Niña Daza- Puyat ( editor in chief- Appetite magazine) and Ms. Evangeline Timbang ( Associate Professor – CTHM-HRM ) University of Santo Tomas holding the latest issue of the magazine

 Mr. Jay Lao ( Marketing Staff) and Mr. Jett Tandoc ( Marketing Associate )-Solane

Solane giveaways

students and participants were given cute key chains and coin purse.

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

 Mr. Paul Quimbo – program host

The crowd was quite delighted with the hosting skills of Mr. Paul Quimbo . He had a travel and lifestyle show on Studio 23 , program emcee and an Information Technology graduate.

Jolly Food  products ( Fly Ace Corporation )

Jolly University program is a continuous learning program exclusively for college students which allow them to LEARN the essential industry skills, CREATE career milestone and SHARE inspiring values

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

Instagram: @jollyeatsPH

students enjoying a sample meal prepared by Ms. Niña Daza- Puyat ( tropical chicken casserole with rice and pineapples )

students

Mr. Harry Valdenor- Technical Engineer

He talked about some safety tips at home and in work place.

http://www.solane.com.ph/your-safety

 Ms. Jasmine Capule ( product manager)

Ms. Jasmine had a short talk on basic wine types and is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine . While the practice of wine tasting is as ancient as its production, a more formalized methodology has slowly become established from the 14th century onwards. Modern, professional wine tasters  ( sommeliers for buyers )  use a constantly evolving specialized terminology which is used to describe the range of perceived flavors, aromas and general characteristics of a wine.

 intermission

students performs their acrobatic and barista skills during the intermission

winners

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

Note: I would like to “Thank” Ms. Mj Cordova , Mr. Paul Quimbo , Ms. Evangeline Timbang and Fly Ace Corporation for the invite and accommodation.

Jolly-University GRAND COOK-OFF Finals: University of Santo Tomas students won the TOP Prizes

SM Manila, Manila- Philippines

Jolly Dancers

Fly Ace Food Corporation in cooperation with Cook Magazine , SM – Manila management , Masflex Cookware  had presented to the public  last Saturday ( March 8, 2014 ) the best among the 10 colleges and universities .

The opening prayer was led by Sister Natividad I. Parin ( Franciscan Sister) of Saint Joseph College of Quezon City

crowd

board of judges

The board of judges were composed of  Chef Mitchie Sison ( celebrity chef and entrepreneur) Chef DJ Santos and Ms. Marilou Acuña

Ms. CJ Hiro and Mr. Frances Dionisio

There were 10 schools, divided into 2 groups

Saint Joseph College ( Quezon City )

University of Santo Tomas

Far Eastern University, University of Santo Tomas, Saint Joseph College, Saint Paul University, The National Teacher’s College , La Consolacion College ( Manila) , Colegio de San Juan de Letran , Centro Escolar University, Emilio Aguinaldo College and Philippine Women’s University

Colegio de San Juan de Letran

 

different cuisines from  10 regions of the Philippines

a short presentation of modern dance by the student of La Consolacion College -( Manila)

La Consolacion College students

The team won 3rd Place – with Php 3,000 in cash, gift packs from Jolly

The group presented Rellenong Alimasag ( Miniature Mushroom Stuffed Crablets) – Appetizer

Adobong Sugpo sa Aligue

( Prawns Adobo in Crab Served with assorted Jolly Vegetables )- Main Course

Guinumis sa Prutas ( Milded Guinumis with Pinipig and Melange of Jolly Fruits , Garbanzos )- Dessert

Far Eastern University students

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

2ndPlace, The team won Php 4,000 cash, gift packs from Jolly and 1 full page  feature  from Cook Magazine

University of Santo Tomas – First Place

L-R Mr. Deryll R. Soliman , Ms. Frances A. Roxas and Mr. Martin H. Tioseco

The team won Php 5,000 cash , 2 page feature in Cook Magazine , gift packs and Masflex cookware items.

Tausug inspired dishes

Cook Magazine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/COOK-Magazine-Connecting-Foodies/122030241184917

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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