Monday, October 13, 2014

The Next Cucina Idol Cook-Off Challenge Grand Winners

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Congratulations to The Next Cucina Idol Cook-Off Challenge Grand Winners from both Culinary Enthusiasts Division and Culinary Students Dvision, namely Mercedita Madrona and Kimberly Jane Solejon respectively who both won a staggering P 250,000 kitchen showcase prize for beating other finalists from the recent Melawares Culinary Clash held last Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The other finalists of the culinary competition, namely Maria Luisa Juanson, Maridel Pacleb, Ayah Potian, and Vivian Tiongkiao from the Culinary Enthusiasts Division, plus Maverick Javier and Mark Johnsent Talento from the Culinary Students Division, all went home with a prize of P 25,000 each. Not bad since all contestants were able to join the contest by simply purchasing P500.00-worth of Melawares, Bestware, Perfect Dining, and Urban Kitchen products and filling out an online contest registration found at the Melawares Cusina Club Facebook page, and submitting online the photos of their entries. Preliminary winners were chosen based on the plating, cleanliness and preparation, and number of Facebook shares.

The chosen finalists for the Culinary Students Division were asked to impress the judges with their star dish using chicken, while those in the Cooking Enthusiasts Division tried to stand out from the competition with their original fish recipe.Mercedita impressed the judges with her Adobo Marinated Hito while Kimberly Jane made it to the top with her Pan-Seared Chicken.

Mercedita "Neneth" Madrona

Kimberly Jane Solejon

The Next Cusina Idol Cook-Off Challenge was hosted by Melawares, the popular high-quality melamine tableware and Urban Kitchen, the complete restaurant and food service solution. CDC Manufacturing Corporation is the maker of the popular tableware brands including Melawares since 1969.

“It is no secret that Filipinos are foodies at heart, with some of our best chefs making waves at the international food industry. However, while the culinary talents of our Filipino cooks are unquestionable, food presentation poses a challenge to most. Fortunately, Melawares and our other lines are now making it easier to serve not only genuinely delicious food, but beautiful and appetizing-looking as well. With the Cusina Idol Cook-Off Challenge, we are excited to see the best and brightest culinary stars in the Philippines,” said Chriselda Chua, Marketing Manager of CDC Manufacturing Corporation.

For more information about the Cusina Idol Cook-Off Challenge, visit

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