Last August 5 to 8, the Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) was held alongside one of the biggest food expo in the country, the World Food Expo (WOFEX). This event allows culinary schools from different parts of the country to battle and aspire to be the best culinary school per given category. LPUCI has been one of the most aggressive participants in this renowned culinary competition. And in the past years, LPUCI has never failed to make their alma mater proud however, the institute took it further this year when it brought home seven (7) gold medals, nine (9) silvers and nine (9) bronzes.
"We believe that LPUCI participants deserve the honors they reaped from PCC. It was no-piece-of-cake as they invested a lot of time on practice and perfecting their skills and their crafts for this event. Such medals is truly the fruits of their labors and we, at LPUCI truly are proud of them. It is also a sign that we are embarking on the right journey as we help mold these future culinary connoisseurs," said Chef Joel Tanjimenez, LPUCI Chef Administrator and over-all coordinator of LPUCI culinary competitions.
Alongside the celebration of winning a total of 25 medals in PCC, LPUCI also had something more to be proud of. Last August 3 to 21, 2015, international Master Baker Chef Peter Yuen graced the LPUCI campus to lead two specialized programs in the prestigious institute. Chef Yuen taught the Viennoiserie and European Artisanal Bread programs which were attended both by young culinary apprentices and even professionals who wanted to enhance their skills and expand their knowledge. And where else can you get such education, if not from a worldly practitioner who is already dominating the industry.
Chef Dan Basilio, Culinary Director of LPUCI could not be any prouder that the institution was able to make the international expert share his knowledge and skills in their campus. "I have known and witnessed the talents and skills of Chef Yuen for years. I believe that his expertise cannot only help the Filipino baking students and professionals improve their proficiency but also give them an edge in the global setting" said Chef Basilio.
With the success of Chef Yuen's specialized program and the demands from those who were not able to sign up, LPUCI announced Chef Yuen's return next year August 2016 for another set of specialized programs. The renowned chef was more than happy to return to the culinary institute's campus and share his knowledge and skills to the ever enthusiastic Filipino learners.
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