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Scene City | Davao Culinary Cup 2019: ICHEF wins awards

This story appeared on Page B10 of the October 25, 2019 issue of Mindanao Times. To download a copy, visit www.bit.ly/MindanaoTimes

It has been a memorable run for the students of the Institute of International Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (ICHEF) – Davao City to the region’s biggest and most prestigious food competition, the Davao Culinary Cup 2019 held last October 7 to 9 at The Annex Events Center, SM City Davao.

ICHEF at Davao Culinary Cup

The Davao Culinary Cup, powered by the Philippine Culinary Cup organized by the LTB Philippines Chefs Association, together with the Pastry Alliance of the Philippines and PEPTarsus, Inc., is the prestigious culinary competition in Davao featuring culinary artistry, creativity, and passion of over two hundred fifty participants from different schools and professional establishments all over the region. This year’s theme
was Who’sooking?: Chef & Apprentices Culinary Competition,” signifying that professional chefs and apprentices alike compete with each other at the same time.

L – R :  Chef Clinton Gregorio ( coach ) , Claryll Remon Gold Medalist for Fantasy Davao Dessert, Gretchen Adcan Silver Medalist for Tuna Challenge, Jemar Cofreros Bronze medalist for Young Chefs Challenge, Francis Carl Amato Bronze Medalist for Tuna Challenge , Shairene Canonigo Bronze Medalist for Pasta Challenge  and Jiessa Methyl Mae Lumactod Bronze Medalist for Dream Team Challenge.

ICHEF participated in the following events: Young Chef’s Challenge, Dream Team Challenge, Tuna Challenge, Pasta Challenge, Creative Breakfast Challenge and Fantasy Davao Desserts.

Eighteen medals- fourteen bronzes, one silver and three golds were garnered in various events: Young Chef’s Challenge: Jade Ira Cuaresma and Jordan Setoza – Bronze Medal; Jemar Anne Cofreros and George Stephen Ferolin – Bronze Medal; Fatima Bitte and Karl Initan – Gold Medal.
Dream Team Challenge: Earl Renan Panes, Divine Jumalon and Renzo Luis Lopez – Bronze Medal; Jiessa Methyl Mae Lumactod, Princess Therese Leron and Vince Kevin Tenorio – Bronze Medal.

Dream Team Challenge Bronze awardees. (L To R) Kevin Tenorio. Coach Chef Stephen Pollard. Divine Jumalon. Renzo Luis Lopez. Jiessa Methyl Lumactod. Princess Therese Leron And Teacher Ms. Carolyne Tapire

Tuna Challenge: Gretchen Adcan – Silver, and Francis Carl Anthony Amato – Bronze Medal. Pasta Challenge: Shairene Canonigo – Bronze Medal. Creative Breakfast Challenge: Chrismalyn Villa – Bronze Medal, and Krizandrea de Vera – Bronze Medal.
Fantasy Davao Desserts: Claryll Remon – Gold Medal.

Tuna Challenge Awardees : Francis Carl Amato (left), Bronze Medalist and Gretchen Adcan (right), Silver Medalist

A successful run indeed, thanks to the support of the Joji Ilagan International Schools community, particularly culinary chef instructors Chef Clinton Gregorio, ASEAN Trainer for Food Production, Chef RJ Custodio – National Master Trainer for Food Production and Chef Stephen Pollard, together with ICHEF faculty, staff and alumni.

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