For 6 years now, AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (APC) has been organizing the biggest, intercollegiate, multi-category culinary competition that focuses on the delicious potential of umami, the 5th basic taste.
APC aims to impart the essence of its Food Brand Slogan “Eat Well, Live Well.®” by exposing UCC participants to the practice of Culinary Nutrition or “cooking with culinary confidence and nutrition alertness”. This advocacy is strongly supported by Culinary, Medical and Nutrition experts, who devote their time to help shape a better and healthier future for aspiring Filipino chefs and the local food service industry.
1. 54 Schools Competing
Thousands of HRM and Nutrition students from NCR, Ilocos region, CALABARZON, Central Luzon and Bicol Region and regional winners from Visayas and Mindanao (List of Schools provided separately for your reference)
2. Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao Cooking Showdown
A cook-off featuring the best teams from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for the Categories – Best Filipino Umami Dish and My Own Umami Creation.
3. Culinary, Medical and Nutrition experts
Industry luminaries and experts providing helpful insights to refine the knowledge and skills of student-competitors. (List of Judges provided separately for your reference)
4. “Eat Well, Live Well.®” Plate Exhibit
An exhibit by Umami Coaches from faculty members of participating schools that hopes to provide inspiration and practical ways on how to choose, cook and serve nutritious and delicious meals.
5. Healthy and Tasty with Umami
A fun and interactive presentation facilitated by Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus, Jr. about what science has to say about umami and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG).
6. Bida Ka Carinderia Event
A Food Safety Campaign to help Carinderia Owners realize business success by focusing on the safety and health of their customers.