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

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.

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