Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge 2013

This coming Saturday, February 2, 2013, witness how 450 HRM and Nutrition students from 43 universities and colleges in Metro Manila and nearby provinces showcase their culinary skills and mastery of the umami taste at the AJINOMOTO® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) 2013. The whole day event will be held  at Hall 2 of the SMX Convention Center.

umami culinary challenge 2013 AJINOMOTO® Umami Culinary Challenge 2013
Contestants will be engaged in five (5) competition categories:
1) Umami Bento Meal,
2)Healthy Asian Umami Dish,
3) Best Filipino Umami Dish,
4) My own Umami Creation and
5) Umami Potter.

Criteria for selecting the winning dishes are intensity of umami taste, culinary technique and creativity, dish preparation, plate presentation and Eat Well, Live Well.® Cooking, which refers to the integration of culinary skills and nutrition knowledge to create a delicious and nourishing umami dish.

Aside from the challenges, foodies and other guests will enjoy seminars on food safety and food processing, umami cooking demonstrations, interactive booths from sponsors and other exciting activities.

Last year, I enjoyed attending the 3rd Ajinomoto 3rd Umami Culinary Challenge. I personally met Chef Boy Logro, Chef Rodrigo Reloj and Chef Sandy Daza.

Miriam College bagged the Umami Bowl Award for garnering the highest average score in major competition categories including the Umami Feature Writing Contest: Dr. Ikeda Award.

The school brought home an Elba Kitchen Showcase on top of other prizes courtesy of AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION.

Read more about my experience at the 3rd UCC contest HERE.