Who has what it takes to be the newest culinary master of the Philippines?
The country will soon find out as Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, names the first-ever winner of the Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, a nationwide cooking competition that aims to discover a new generation of local talented chefs. After a series of regional competitions, Solane has finally gathered a total of 15 talented chefs from all over the Philippines who will rustle up their best dishes at the competition’s grand finals which will be held at Eton Centris in Quezon City, Metro Manila.
“As the competition is nearing its conclusion, we are utterly excited to finally find the first-ever Solane Kitchen Hero. Throughout the competition, we were awed by the exemplary dishes we have encountered, as well as the outstanding level of culinary expertise we have seen from our chefs,” says Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo. “We said in the beginning that we aim to recognize these chefs who can bring Filipino cuisine to the world stage, and I think we have successfully achieved that.”
Solane Kitchen Hero travelled across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao and found the 15 finalists who will all represent their respective regions in the finals. 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.
The culinary creations will be judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario, bestselling author and Solane Kitchen Hero competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen, along with other accomplished food experts and chefs. It will be based on the following criteria: 50% featured ingredients and 50% originality and creativity.
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 contestis 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.
To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website www.solane.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/solane.ph/.