Cucina Higala is Unilever’s Elite Chef Challenge 2018 Champion

Jun 8, 2018

by PR

 

Cucina Higala topped the 2018 Elite Chef Challenge sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions held at Limketkai Luxe Hotel Cagayan de Oro city last June 7, 2018 with its entry Crispy Pata Sinigang & Ostrich Caldereta.

 

Elite Chef Challenge 2018 Champion trophy awarded to Cucina Higala.

 

The theme for this year’s Innovative Pinoy Ulam Competition is FUNLASANG PINOY with judges rating competitors according to their maximum and innovative use of Unilever Food Solutions Knorr Products in the following classic recipes: Beef Bulalo, Pancit, Kare-Kare, Kaldereta, Sinigang, Crispy Pata, Inasal, Adobo and Lumpia.  

 

Each competing team was asked to choose two dishes to innovate and interpret making maximum use of UFS products within a time limit of 45 minutes inclusive of final cooking, finishing and plating.

 

The winning entry – Crispy Pata Sinigang & Ostrich Caldereta.

 

As 2018 Champion for the Elite Chefs Challenge, the Cucina Higala team of Chefs Chiko Arvin Cacanindin, Rolando Bantasan and Vinsyl Chan received P20, 000, a trophy and gold medals for each team member.

 

The runner up team from the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC) with Chefs Genesis Lucero, June Rey Tunog and Ramil Panliangan received P15, 000 and silver medals, while the third place team from Limketkai Luxe Hotel of Chefs Benje Gaviola, Gabriel Gonzaga and Gregorio Roque received P10, 000 and bronze medals, and the three other participating teams each received a consolation prize of P3, 000 each.

 

Photo shows Cucina Higala owners Jan Michael & Maggie Uy with Unilever Food Solutions Corporate Chefs, Judges and Management Team and Cucina Higala Personnel: Restaurant Manager Joe Almodobar; and the Elite Chefs Challenge 2018 Champion Team of Chefs Chiko Arvin Cacanindin , Rolly Bantasan & Vinsyl Chan.

 

“Good teamwork will lead to good results,” said Mr. Almodobar

 


Photo shows Cucina Higala owners Jan Michael & Maggie Uy with Unilever Food Solutions Corporate Chefs, Judges and Management Team and Cucina Higala Personnel: Restaurant Manager Joe Almodobar; and the Elite Chefs Challenge 2018 Champion Team of Chefs  Chiko Arvin Cacanindin , Rolly Bantasan & Vinsyl Chan.

 

The Elite Chef Challenge is one of the highlights the UFS Chefmanship Academy held by the roving culinary seminar where chefs taking part in the seminars are invited to join a quickfire cooking contest. 

First started in Germany in 2009 as a traveling seminar workshop for food service operators and chefs, the UFS Chefmanship Academy is a component of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to improve health, well-being and hygiene habits in the Philippines.

 

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