The team of culinary students from the four campuses of Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) bagged the Overall Championship of this year’s Philippine Culinary Cup. The 46-member team from LPU’s Manila, Cavite, Batangas, and Laguna campuses raked in a total of 3 gold, 10 silver and 22 bronze medals.
Chef Abram Peralta of LPU-Laguna was the competition’s Best Pastry Chef while the 2016 Chef of the Year was LPU-Manila alumna Kimberly Jane Solejon.
The Philippine Culinary Cup has become the most prestigious culinary competition in the country. Now on its 7th year, it takes on an even bigger role in providing Filipino chefs an internationally recognized platform to hone their skills and showcase their talents.
A collaboration of the LTB Chefs Association Philippines, the Pastry Alliance of the Philippines, and PEPGroup, Inc., this prestigious annual event continues to establish new standards in culinary competitions. It is the only one in the country endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) because of the highest standards in the competition’s guidelines, the use of quality kitchen stations, and the involvement of WACS-accredited judges both local and foreign.