BAI HOTEL Cebu bagged two gold medals, two bronze medals, one silver medal, and one diploma recognition in the recently concluded "Cebu Goes Culinary 2023" held at SM Seaside City Cebu from September 30 to October 1, 2023.
In a culinary odyssey brought by the National Food Showdown and Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc., bai Hotel Cebu was able to clinch multiple high-level titles for its brilliant masterpieces.
With this year’s theme:” Malakas at Maganda: The Surge of Philippine Cuisine,” an array of Filipino dishes was showcased from each chef’s unique takes of representation.
Over a hundred chefs and beverage masters affiliated with different hotels, restaurants, resorts, and learning institutions gathered in one prestigious event not just to compete but also to embark on new knowledge and experience to apply to their expertise. Local foodies and culinary enthusiasts were invited as well to witness the culinary extravaganza and share their insights for the sake of craft in the food and beverage industry.
bai Hotel Cebu showcased remarkable achievements across multiple categories in the competition. A Diploma of Recognition in the Atchara Category was received by Chefs Jhorie Laranjo and Arturo Flores. Bronze Medals were won in the Cocktail Mixing with Geovanne Alcoy, and in the Sutukil Category with Chefs Tristan Laud and Mark Marqueda.
For the Silver Medals, pastry chefs Lychiell Alde, Claire Gacera, and Glory Larase excelled in the Creative Cake Decoration Category.
Two Gold Medals from major categories of the event were gloriously won. bai Hotel’s Wallstreet barista, Jastine Talisic, won a Gold Medal with distinction in the Coffee Concoction category. Chefs Ryan Estrada, Jose Dizon, and Lychiell Alde bagged the gold medal for the Klasika Moderna Culinarya category.
With the event’s huge success, it is without a doubt that the best of Cebu’s culinary talents and creativity were celebrated– highlighting the diversity of Cebu in a melting pot of passionate individuals.
Overall, the event highlighted the importance of the culinary industry in Cebu and served as a platform for promoting and celebrating the region's unique food culture. (SPONSORED CONTENT)