Ajinomoto 3rd Umami Culinary Challenge

This coming Friday, January 20, 2011, we will witness once again a healthy multi-category competition that focus on the 5th basic taste – Umami.

Yes, everything is ready for the AJINOMOTO 3rd Umami Culinary Challenge, Battle for the Umami Bowl at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

It’s a must-see competition not only for food lovers, cooking buff but also for mothers like me who want to learn more sumptuous dishes to share with the family, relatives and friends as well.

Not only you will learn new recipes, you will also see how budding chefs from 5 prestigious culinary schools and 29 universities and colleges show and prove their culinary skills.

Moreover, well-known culinary figures like Chef Toto Erfe, Chef Eugene Raymundo, Chef Boy Logro of Kusina Master and Rosebud Benitez of the famous Quickfire will entertain the audience and participants through their cooking demo and food styling.

Get to meet also the culinary and food experts who will judge the competition:

  1. Sandy Adaza (Inquirer columnist and TV show host)
  2. Chef Babes Austria (Executive Chef of Taal Vista Hotel and former Executive Chef of Malacañang Palace)
  3. Chef James Antolin (Vice President of Pastry Alliance of the Philippines)
  4. Chef Day Salonga
  5. Chef Mon Acosta  (Chef Consultants for opening new restaurants)
  6. Nina Puyat-Daza (Editor in Chief, Appetite Magazine)
  7. Chef Seiji Kamura (Executive Chef and owner of Mogu Japanese Restaurant)
  8. Vicky Alejandrino  (Head of Quality Assurance and Commissary for the Pancake House Group)
  9. Chef Colin McKay (Executive Chef and owner of Sala Restaurant Group)
  10. Tetta Arroyo  (Travel and Food Writer)
The winning dish for the Umami Master 2011 Showdown – Macadamia nut crusted salmon served with dill cream quenelle mushroom duff on a bed of saffron potatoes and petite salad in wasabi jelly and tomato bonito coulis
The 2nd UCC Umami Bowl Champion – University of Perpetual Help Las Piñas
    Who will be the next winners in the competition this 2012? Find out with Ms. Sarah Geronimo!
    Below is the schedule of the activity tomorrow for your guidance. Come and discover the Umami Goodness in dishes!