Press Release/Photos: Cebu Goes Culinary 2010
Cebu Goes Culinary 2010!
21st Century Cooking: Balancing Flavors and Sustainability
Cebu Sensations - Issue
By Kristina S. Tabon
Photography by Marini Esguerra, M.D.
In a yearly event called Cebu Goes Culinary (CGC), all of Cebu's foodies and professionals go nuts. The venue, as always, was Waterfront Cebu City Hotel (WCCH) while this year's theme was "21st Century Cooking: Balancing Flavors and Sustainability." Over twenty categories were on showcase, highlighted by the Display Class, Visayas Chef Wars (whose winner will go on to compete nationally), and the Quest for the Best. The Food Expo by Global -Link MP Events International, Inc. spread across the Pacific Grand Ballroom and beyond to its hallways while the competitions in various student and professional categories transpired on the second level. The opening ceremonies were by Governor Gwen Garcia followed by some words from WCCH's General Manager, Marco Protacio.
Dine Philippines is the third factor at the CGC. This premier food business conference rounded up some of the Philippine's most remarkable speakers on the topic of food business, among them Chef Bruce Lim, celebrity host of Tablescapes at Asian Food Channel, Chef Amir Gan from Malaysia, Chef Wade Watson of Abaca Resort, Architect Gene Go, Danny Pumarega (President of Foodsense Solutions Commissary), Bel Castro of the Center for Asian Culinary Studies, and Cebu's own Steve Benitez for Bo's Coffee.
Cebu Goes Culinary is organized annually by the Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) of which Mr. Protacio is president. The event was packed to the gills with students while every VIP from the food sector was in attendance.