SOLANE, the leading LPG solutions brand, recently brought its grandest culinary competition to Northern Mindanao with Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition, the first ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. The event as held last August 15 at Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City as part of the 3-day Kumbira Masters 2019.
“Mindanao is home to some of the country’s culinary treasures and the most talented chefs in the country,” said Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo.
“Through the Solane Kitchen Hero competition, we aim to recognize these chefs who are vital in bringing Filipino cuisine to the world stage. At the same time, we are on a quest to explore and highlight Filipino specialties that are unique to our provinces”, he added.
For this one of a kind cook-off, participants must be Filipino professional chefs with at least three years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad and must be currently employed in a hotel, restaurant or any food service establishment. It was based on the following criteria: featured ingredients (50%) and originality and creativity (50%). The culinary creations were judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario and competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen.
The winners will compete in the grand finals on September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City in Quezon City. Browse over some photos during the cook off below courtesy of Kim Zaldivar and JM Sheng Photography.
Check out some videos during the competition below.