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KUMBIRA 2016: Cook Local, Taste Global – Celebrating 20 Years of Culinary Shows and Live Competitions

Each year, in line with Cagayan de Oro’s city fiesta, the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) holds its annual KUMBIRA Culinary Show and Live Competitions. This year is no different as Kumbira 2016 was celebrated last August 17 – 19 at the Atrium of the Limketkai Center Mall.

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What made this year’s Kumbira different is its celebration of 20 years of holding this culinary show and its live cooking and baking competitions. In line with its 20th year celebration, the COHARA and Limketkai Luxe Hotel hosted a “Kumbira Moments Party” to honor its long-time judges and corporate partners, many of them having attended Kumbira for the past 18 years. Kumbira is now known as the biggest culinary and chef competition show in Mindanao and the Visayas.

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The opening ceremonies and official cutting of ribbon on the morning of the first day was done by Mayor Oscar Moreno, accompanied by top COHARA officials and most of the chef judges.

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Very noticeable with this year’s Kumbira commercial booths is the increasing number of kitchen and food related booths for products ranging from LPG’s, fire extinguishers, kitchen equipment, plastic containers, cleaning chemicals, up to professional photographers.

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Standing out this year is Limketkai Luxe Hotel’s booth with its Cherry Blossom tree and wedding theme, complete with wedding venue decorations and wedding couple models.

There was also a noticeable increase in the number of hotel and restaurant booths.

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For this year’s professional category competitions, noticeable was the absence of Monster Kitchen Academy. This is because Monster Kitchen had already won a grand slam in this category in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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Because of this grand slam, the academy decided to opt out of the professional category and instead get their students to enter the student’s category beginning in 2015. The move obviously paid off because Monster Kitchen has been the overall back-to-back champion in the student’s category for 2015 and 2016.

Another noticeable change is the entry of Pane e Dolci in the open and mixed categories as well as the coffee desserts in the professional category.

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This is because the Pane e Dolci chefs this opted to represent the café instead representing the culinary school they have been always identified with.

Event Highlights – Competitions and Entries

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Awarding and List of Winners

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Professional Category Winners:

Humba Lumba Competition

BRONZE – VINEYARD COLLEGE

SILVER – APPLE TREE RESORT AND HOTEL

SILVER – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

GOLD with HONORS – THE VIP HOTEL

Sinuglaw Espesyal Competition

BRONZE – Apple Tree Resort and Hotel and Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro

SILVER – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

GOLD – THE VIP HOTEL

Coffee Desserts 3 Kinds

DIPLOMA – The VIP Hotel and Limketkai Luxe Hotel

BRONZE – PANE E DOLCI

Biko 2 Ways

BRONZE – APPLE TREE RESORT AND HOTEL

SILVER – THE VIP HOTEL

GOLD – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

Rustic Floral Buffet Centerpiece

DIPLOMA – SAINT JOSEPH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BRONZE – APPLE TREE RESORT AND HOTEL

SILVER – HIGH RIDGE

SILVER – THE VIP HOTEL

GOLD – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

Pineapple Flambé Competition

DIPLOMA – Vineyard College, Limketkai Luxe Hotel, and Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

Modern Filipino Set

DIPLOMA – The VIP Hotel, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

BRONZE – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

Kagay-anon Putos-Putos

BRONZE – THE VIP HOTEL

SILVER – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

Binaki de Oro

BRONZE – VINEYARD COLLEGE

SILVER – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

SILVER – APPLE TREE RESORT AND HOTEL

GOLD – THE VIP HOTEL

Student Category Winners:

Artistic Bread Showpiece

DIPLOMA – CAGAYAN DE ORO (BUGO) SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES

BRONZE – MINDANAO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

BRONZE – MONSTER KITCHEN ACADEMY

SILVER – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

Creative Cake Decorating

DIPLOMA – Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Saint Columbian College, St. Michael College of Caraga, Caraga State University – Cabadbaran Campus

SILVER – CULINARY NSTITUTE OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

SILVER – MSU – MAIGO SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES

GOLD – MONSTER KITCHEN ACADEMY

Plated Filipino Dessert

DIPLOMA – Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Father Saturnino Urios University

BRONZE – INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL CULINARY AND HOSPITALITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ICHEF)

Fresh Fruit Platter with Carving

DIPLOMA – Iligan Computer Institute, Kapatagan; Saint Columbian College; Father Saturnino Urios University

BRONZE – MSU – MAIGO SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES

BRONZE – PROFESSIONAL WORLD ACADEMY – MISAMIS

BRONZE – PHILIPPINE ELECTRONICS and COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (PECIT)

BRONZE – MINDANAO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SILVER – SURIGAO STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

GOLD – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO, KABACAN

Themed Buffet Table Setting with Menu Folder

BRONZE – MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY, NAAWAN Annex

SILVER – FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY

GOLD – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

Floral Centerpiece for Buffet

DIPLOMA – Monster Kitchen Academy, Professional World Academy – Misamis

BRONZE – SAINT COLUMBIAN COLLEGE

BRONZE – MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY, NAAWAN Annex

BRONZE – ILIGAN COMPUTER INSTITUTE, KAPATAGAN

BRONZE – SURIGAO STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

BRONZE – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO, KABACAN

SILVER – SAINT JOSEPH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

SILVER – FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY

GOLD – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

Entremetier

BRONZE – TESDA-Kinoguitan National Agricultural School, Liceo de Cagayan University, Mindanao State University, Naawan Annex, Monster Kitchen Academy

SILVER – FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY

The Pantry Chef: Salads and Sandwiches

DIPLOMA – Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Iligan Computer Institute, Father Saturnino Urios University

BRONZE – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

BRONZE – CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY – CABADBARAN CAMPUS

SILVER – SAINT COLUMBIAN COLLEGE

SILVER – CULINARY INSTITUTE OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

Pica Pica Platters

DIPLOMA – Institute of International Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (ICHEF), Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Saint Columbian College, Caraga State University – Cabadbaran Campus

BRONZE – CULINARY INSTITUTE OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

BRONZE – MONSTER KITCHEN ACADEMY

SILVER – FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY

Sugba de Oro Platter with Condiments

DIPLOMA – Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, Liceo de Cagayan University, Mindanao State University, Naawan Annex, Saint Columbian College

BRONZE – FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY

BRONZE – MONSTER KITCHEN ACADEMY

Flair Tending Tandem

DIPLOMA – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO, KABACAN

BRONZE – DMC COLLEGE FOUNDATION

BRONZE – SURIGAO STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

BRONZE – FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY

BRONZE – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

BRONZE – HOLY CROSS DAVAO

SILVER – CAGAYAN DE ORO (BUGO) SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES

GOLD – CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY – CABADBARAN CAMPUS

Best Filipino Umami Dish (Ajinomoto)

DIPLOMA – University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, Liceo de Cagayan University, Saint Joseph Institute of Technology, Mindanao University of Science and Technology

BRONZE – MONSTER KITCHEN ACADEMY

My Own Umami Creation (Ajinomoto)

DIPLOMA – Holy Cross Davao, Institute of International Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (ICHEF), Mindanao University of Science and Technology, TESDA – Kinoguitan National Agricultural School, Monster Kitchen Academy

Junior and Kiddie Category Winners:

Pastry and Dessert I

DIPLOMA – Liceo de Cagayan University, Corpus Christi School

BRONZE – BUGO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

BRONZE – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

SILVER – CAGAYAN DE ORO NATIONAL HIGHSCHOOL

The Pantry Chef

DIPLOMA – Corpus Christi School, Lourdes College, Tablon Elementary School

BRONZE – CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL

BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

SILVER – EAST CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL

SILVER – PUERTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GOLD – BUGO CENTRAL SCHOOL

Pastry and Dessert II

DIPLOMA – Tablon Elementary School, Bugo Central School

BRONZE – PUERTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DIPLOMA and BRONZE – CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL

SILVER – LOURDES COLLEGE

SILVER – CAGAYAN DE ORO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL – UCCI

GOLD – EAST CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL

The Pantry Chef II

DIPLOMA – Liceo de Cagayan University, Caraga State University – Cabadbaran Campus, Lourdes College

2 BRONZE and SILVER – LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY

BRONZE – BUGO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

SILVER – CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL

SILVER – CAGAYAN DE ORO NATIONAL HIGHSCHOOL

SILVER – CHRISTIAN SAMARITAN HEALTH SERVICES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL, INC.

Open Category Winners:

Latte Art

DIPLOMA – Jason Ardiente and Sherelyn Adlawan

BRONZE – Rolly C. Dela Cruz, Alexander Ray I. Sumania, Francis Noel Damit, Manjo P. Alinabon, Mark Anthony F. Sagut, Calvin Hart Alvarez.

SILVER – JAN RALPH S. CABALLERO

SILVER – DEVEN LLOYD Y. RIVERA

SILVER – CARL JOHN S. TABANDA

SILVER SHERWIN B. WAYAN

Flair Tending

BRONZE – JOVANIE V. JUARANA

BRONZE – JOEY CRIS BALORIO

SILVER – GENNIS C. ALIVIO

SILVER – REYNAN CUSTODIO

SILVER – NATHAN NEIL CARUMBA

GOLD – KENT B. ANIÑON

GOLD – JOHN PAULO TAPANGCO

GOLD – ADRIAN C. BARNACIA

GOLD – EDJUN PACLAR

GOLD – MICHEL KEVIN O. BAYANI

GOLD – FERLAND U. DAAYATA

Mixed Category Winners:

Mindanao Chef Wars

DIPLOMA – Mindanao University of Science and Technology, The VIP Hotel, Wild Chili, Saint Joseph Institute of Technology, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

BRONZE – PANE E DOLCI

BRONZE – CULINARY INSTITUTE OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

SILVER – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

SILVER – MONSTER KITCHEN ACADEMY

NESCAFE Alegria Cold Coffee Challenge

DIPLOMA – Derf Renzon E. Igloria, Pane e Dolci, Vince Oclida

BRONZE – CAGAYAN DE ORO (BUGO) SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES

BRONZE – NATHAN NEIL CARUMBA

DIPLOMA, BRONZE and 2 SILVER – JAMAICAN F&B TRAINING CENTER

BRONZE – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

BRONZE – THE VIP HOTEL

Del Monte Set Menu

SILVER – THE VIP HOTEL

GOLD – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

GOLD – INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL CULINARY AND HOSPITALITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ICHEF)

Nestle Professional’s Cagayan-on Dessert Buffet

DIPLOMA – THE VIP HOTEL

BRONZE – CHALI BEACH RESORT

BRONZE – LIMKETKAI LUXE HOTEL

SILVER – PANE E DOLCI

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