Jan 27, 2016

Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge Year 7

The 7th year of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) proves to be even more exciting as it gathers 55 schools and universities from NCR, Ilocos, Bicol, Central and Southern Luzon and regional winners from Visayas and Mindanao. The nation’s best culinary teams will showcase their culinary prowess on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Philippine Trade and Training Center, Manila.


The Ajinomoto® UCC is an inter-school culinary competition where foodies and culinary enthusiasts meet with a common dedication to unite taste and health in food preparations. UCC is part of Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s advocacy to promote the benefit of umami taste in preparing deliciously nourishing recipes. Through its food brand slogan “Eat Well, Live Well.®”, Ajinomoto hopes that future chefs and nutrition professionals will create more deliciously nourishing food for Filipino families to enjoy and live life to the fullest. 

The panel of judges is composed of Food and Nutrition luminaries: Chef Gene Gonzales, Chef Sau del Rosario, Chef James Antolin, Chef Colin McKay, Chef Eugene Raymundo, Dr. Celeste Tanchoco, Dr. Imelda Agdeppa, and Dr. Adela Ruiz to name a few. They were invited to provide valuable insights to student-competitors on how to apply culinary skills and nutrition knowledge in the creation of nourishing umami dishes.

Over 300 aspiring chefs will compete in three (3) culinary competition categories: Best Filipino Umami Dish, My Own Umami Creation and Umami Master and other non-culinary categories: the “Aminomazing Showdown” beverage concoction contest and the “My Umami Coach and I” food-styling competition. Finalists from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will compete in the National Cooking Showdown.

Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) is presented by AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION in partnership with La Germania, Solane, Fujidenso and Masflex.


Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge Participating Schools

1
Academy Asia School of Technology and the Arts
29
Miriam College
2
Angeles University Foundation
30
National College of Business and Arts - Fairview Campus
3
Asian College
31
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
4
Calayan Educational Foundation Inc.
32
Olivarez College
5
Cavite State University Carmona Campus
33
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig
6
Cavite State University Indang Campus
34
Partido State University- San Jose
7
Central Luzon College of Science and Technology
35
Philippine Christian University
8
Chiang Kai Shek College Faculty of Business Arts and  Sciences
36
Polytechnic University of the Philippines- San Juan
9
Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba
37
Roosevelt College System
10
Colegio de San Lorenzo
38
Saint Michael's College of Laguna
11
College of Immaculate Concepcion
39
Santa Isabel College
12
De La Salle of Lipa
40
Siena College of Taytay
13
De La Salle University - Dasmarinas
41
Southeast Asian College Inc.
14
Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila
42
Southville International School
15
Facilities Management College, Inc.
43
St. Dominic College of Asia
16
Far Eastern University
44
St. Paul University Quezon City
17
Hercor College
45
STI College - Alabang
18
Jose Rizal University
46
STI College - Balagtas
19
La Consolacion College - Manila
47
STI College - Sta Cruz
20
La Consolacion College - Pasig
48
Technological University of the Philippines
21
La Consolacion College - Tanauan
49
Trinity University of Asia
22
La Consolacion College Deparo - Novaliches
50
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Pinas City
23
Laguna College
51
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Molina
24
Liceo de Cagayan University
52
University of Santo Tomas
25
Lyceum of Subic Bay
53
University of Southern Mindanao
26
Manila Tytana
54
Wesleyan University Philippines
27
Mariano Quinto Alarilla Polytechnic College
55
World Citi Colleges
28
Metropolitan Medical Center- College of Arts, Science & Technology



Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang and FRES-C® Concentrated Powdered Drink Mix.

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