Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand recently announced the winner of the live cooking competition challenge at Tiendesitas in Pasig City. It’s the final stop for Solane Kitchen Hero and now ready to move on to the finals.
Congratulations to NCR leg winner Wilfredo Penafiel II for his Pan-fried Rellenong Manok with Mango Mustard Sauce, Ginger-Pandan Rice Pilaf and Sauteed Vegetables in Malunggay Pesto!
“Through this competition, we aim to recognize these chefs who are vital in bringing Filipino cuisine to the world stage. At the same time, we are on a journey to explore and highlight Filipino specialties that are unique to our provinces,” said Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo. “We’re on to our last stretch of the culinary competition and we’re back in Metro Manila to name the last Solane Kitchen Hero contender.”
Solane Kitchen Hero has conducted a total of 15 competition legs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, resulting in 15 Solane Kitchen Hero finalists. The regional winners will compete in the semi-finals where the top 5 qualifiers will move on to the grand finals for the final cook-off to find out who among them will be hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition.
For this one-of-a-kind cook-off, participants must be Filipino professional chefs with at least three (3) years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad. They must be currently employed as a professional chef in a hotel, restaurant, or any foodservice establishment.
The culinary creations will be judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario and bestselling author and Solane Kitchen Hero competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen together with Chef Karla Reyes, Chef Myke Tatung, and food writer Nina Daza Puyat. It will be based on the following criteria: 50% featured ingredients and 50% originality and creativity. The competition will conclude on September 6, 2019, at Elements at Centris in Quezon City
The winner of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al Dente. Minor sponsors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, Fastcat, Chef’s Garb, and National Bookstore.