The Monster Kitchen Christmas Bazaar: A Showcase of Talents, Christmas Gift Ideas and Free Cooking Workshops

It’s the holidays once again and Centrio Mall gets all dressed up and lighted for the season, so everywhere you go in the mall, you’ll see the colors, smells, and joyful excitement of Christmas. And speaking of smells and excitement for the season, the Activity Center was buzzing once again last December 17 and 18 when Monster Kitchen Academy held its annual Monster Kitchen Christmas Bazaar.

This annual Christmas Bazaar features different tables and booths offering the best cakes, desserts, cuisines, gifts, consumer products, and even giveaways.


This year, Monster Kitchen Academy has partnered with FineLab Division to bring this event, including some fascinating cake decorating demonstrations on both days at the Activity Center.

There’s even a Caroling Contest, Art Contest, Monster’s Got Talent Show, and a “Search for the Best Chocolate Cake.”

Some desserts and other food was “free for sampling.” Some companies such as Shiga featured unique products such as its Chili Sauce and Wild Honey that was sold per bottle. They even provided free gift wrapping should you decide to make their product a Christmas gift.

Another unique company was Nature’s Remedy that featured 100% pure organic products like milk, honey, and other confections.

There was even a pizza booth – Five E’s Pizza – that featured a chocolate pizza and a ‘buy 4 – get 1 free’ promo.

The famous Pigterest was there to offer their ever popular Lechon Belly Burger at a ‘buy 1 – take 1’ promo.

Eggless Artisan Cakes was there to offer their popular confections and desserts.

There was even a consultancy services booth called World Connect that could assist you in getting a visa in 30 days.

Of course, the city’s newest additional pasalubong treat, Brownie Bites, was there to show off their wares. Beauchem Thermtech Group, Inc., being one of the sponsors, had a booth to showcase their food chemicals.

Uan’s Balloons and Party Needs was there in time for the holiday season in case anyone needs their services.

Naturally, Petron had a booth at the event offering their promos for Gasul tanks with cooking stoves for a fixed price.

FineLab is the food division of Beauchem Thermtech Group, Inc. It is a food solutions provider in the Philippines. They offer baking ingredients, condiments, food packing materials, imported wines and spirits, and food machinery.

Team Acadeo posing with Ms. Cath Bagayna and Mr. Van (Monster Kitchen’s Marketing Officer).

This year’s event is brought to you by the Local City Government of Cagayan de Oro, Petron Gasul, FineLab Division, DepEd, Bakels, Bite Me Up Food Corp., Thai Me Up, ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao, 93.5 Home Radio, Sun Star Cagayan de Oro, and Mindanao Gold Star Daily.

Monster Kitchen Academy was founded in 2008 by Maggie J. Uy and her husband Jan Michael Uy. The school quickly became the leading culinary and pastry school in Cagayan de Oro even if it was not the first to be established. Now on its 8th year, the school prides in producing quality chefs and food service entrepreneurs who have made great names in the food industry in Northern Mindanao and beyond.

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