ARMED with their cooking skills and fueled by their passion for good food, a cooking enthusiast and a culinary student bested other finalists at “The Next Cusina Idol Cook-Off Challenge.”
Jointly organized by Melawares and Urban Kitchen, the contest participants were asked to cook and present their best dishes on the spot within one hour. The entries were judged based taste, cleanliness and preparation, and plating and presentation.
Mercedita Madrona won the Cooking Enthusiasts Division with her innovative fish recipe, Adobo Marinated Hito in Sisig Wraps, while Kimberly Jane Solejon bagged the Culinary Students Division for her Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast with Chinese Sausage Stuffing.
Each winner a kitchen showcase from Melawares, Perfect Dining, Bestware and Urban Kitchen worth P250,000.
“It is no secret that Filipinos are foodies at heart, with some of our best chefs making waves at the international food industry,” said Chriselda Chua, marketing manager of CDC Manufacturing Corp., which is behind the locally-made kitchen brands. “However, while the culinary talents of our Filipino cooks are unquestionable, food presentation poses a challenge to most. Fortunately, Melawares and our other lines are now making it easier to serve not only genuinely delicious food, but beautiful and appetizing-looking as well. With the ‘Cusina Idol Cook-Off Challenge,’ we are excited to see the best and brightest culinary stars in the Philippines.”
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