September 5, 2019 marked another Culinaire edition in the calendar of SMX Convention Center. The exclusive event is one of the signature events of SMX Convention Center where long-time and new clients gather in one venue to taste and savor the food creations of the 15 caterers. This year’s theme was inspired by constellations.
15 accredited caterers competed for seven awards but only three came out as winners: Best Table Centerpiece – Juan Carlo The Caterer; Best Appetizer – Juan Carlo The Caterer (Scallop with Pastis Prado Wine); Best Main Course – Bizu Catering Studio (Smoked Beef Brisket with Chipotle Adobo Sauce on Carrot Mashtini); Best Dessert – The Creamery Catering (Champorado Brulee topped with Dilis and Pearl); Star of the Night – The Creamery Catering (Grilled Miso Marinated Sea Bass on Soba Noodle Salad, Clams, Cream Sauce and Tapioca Pearl); Best Set-up – Juan Carlo The Caterer; People’s Choice – Juan Carlo The Caterer.
The other caterers who also participated were Conrad Manila, Albergus, Hizon’s Catering, Josiah’s Catering, Event Shaker Mobile Bar, LJC Catering Service, Manila Catering, Tjioe The Caterer, Via Mare, M Catering and Fine Foods, Kitchen City and Goldilocks, the newest addition to SMX list of accredited caterers. Online voting by the guests was done during the program while Star of the Night award, an out of this world dish created entirely for the event, was judged by Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet, Lechon Diva Dedet dela Fuente and JJ Yulo of Pinoy Eats World.