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Marriott Hotel Manila shines at the Philippine Culinary Cup

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Marriott Hotel’s team of culinary and pastry chefs garnered the most number of awards at the recent Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC), the only continental competition endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).

After four days of competition at the SMX Convention Center, PCC’s roster of WACS-accredited judges awarded the team of Marriott Hotel Manila four gold medals, three silver medals, and five bronze medals.

Those who brought home the gold were chefs Rej Casanova, Jae Louise Cortiñas, Francisco Santiago, and Sarah Mendoza for the Dream Team Challenge; chefs Prince Patino and Rej Casanova for Sous Vide; chef Joal Albert Garfin for the Chocolate Pastry Showpiece and chef Francisco Oliveros for Fantasy Dessert.

Silver medalists were chefs Oscar Gutay and Christopher Saquing for the Young Chefs Challenge, chef Jimmy Manalo for US Poultry, and chef Michael John Fauni for US Pork.

Bronze medalists were chefs Brainard Vito, Jaime Lagunday, and Erwin Marquez for the Filipino Cuisine Challenge; chef Maxine Cornista for the Quick Fire Salad; chef David Socrates for Wedding Cakes; chef Mary Joy Cueto for Dress the Cake; and chefs Joana Paula Tiglao and Marty Santiago, who both won for Pasta.

BRAINARD VITO

CHEF

CHEFS

CHOCOLATE PASTRY SHOWPIECE

CONVENTION CENTER

DAVID SOCRATES

DREAM TEAM CHALLENGE

DRESS THE CAKE

ERWIN MARQUEZ

FANTASY DESSERT

FILIPINO CUISINE CHALLENGE

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