A show of talents and creativity in Filipino cuisine
The Philippine Consulate General including its attached agencies, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine National Police, and Philippine Center Management Board, in partnership with the Filipino American Arts Exposition, invites contestants to the 2012 Kulinarya Showdown. Chefs, cooks, students and culinary enthusiasts can join this challenging Philippine Culinary Showdown. This contest is divided into two divisions: Professional and Amateur Divisions, and is open to residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age.
The Qualifying Round for KULINARYA 2012 will be held on August 12, 2012 from 11AM - 4PM at the City View Room of the Metreon Center in San Francisco during the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The winners of the Qualifying Round; three (3) each in the Amateur and Professional Divisions, will then compete in the Final Round in December 2012. A distinguished panel of judges will be selecting the top three competitors in each division based on the following criteria: taste, creativity, and presentation. The grand winner of each category in the final round will receive a round trip ticket to the Philippines and a tour of Philippine culinary destinations, gift certificates and other fabulous prizes.
Likewise, the Grand Champion in the Professional Division will have the chance to represent the Philippines and do a Cooking Demonstration using their own recipes and styles at the annual 2013 EAT Vancouver World Culinary Travel Expo, an annual food (trade) show attended by tens of thousands of food enthusiasts from all over Western Canada.