MSEUF CIHTM, overall champion in 16th PH Food Expo 2024

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MSEUF CIHTM, overall champion in 16th PH Food Expo 2024

Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF) College of International Hospitality and Tourism Management (CITHM) showcased the culinary prowess of faculty and students once again at the 16th Philippine Food Expo Culinary Challenge held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, on April 12-13.

With 36 participating colleges and universities from across the nation, MSEUF emerged triumphant, securing the overall championship with a back-to-back result. The food expo culinary challenge showcased diverse Filipino flavors, explored traditional and innovative dishes, discovered top-notch local ingredients, and produce, and engaged in technical seminars and live cooking demos.

In the PINASarap Breakfast Challenge, MSEUF’s main competitors namely Chef Reinhold Cerillo, faculty, with students Gerby Daniel Enverga, and alternate Ma. Vibecca Buban, and understudies Katthiana Endo and Russel Sogon emerged as Champion. Shaina Rose Serrado Pondivida and Emmett Hans M. Merene served as students’ coaches.

In Kitchen Masters, MSEUF's main competitors namely Chef Reinhold Cerillo, faculty with students Dave Cedrick Bigyan, and alternate Jerwin Olase, and understudies Alliyah Khent and Henry Gonzales, the team also got the highest rank as champion. Student coaches were Phoebe Jaudines and Maggie C. Sta. Maria, and Hreinz Doie Mayol.

Meanwhile, in the Food Styling and Photography category, MSEUF grabbed 2nd place. The main competitors were Alysa Pacheco, and Nicole Mayor with understudies Wendy Pusag, Faculty coach Chef Reinhold Cerillo, and student coaches Karl Kabanayan Montanez, Karl Andrew Argayoso, and Emmett Hans Merene.

In the PFE Knowledge Challenge, MSEUF Faculty Denmark H. Catan and students Lean Ramos, and Chezca Nanes settled for 3rd place.With their impressive performance at the competition, the MSEUF delegation, led by CITHM dean Dr. Maricel D. Herrera and Dr. Jennifer B. Reyes, once again proved their dedication to culinary excellence and innovation, marking their position as a powerhouse in the field of hospitality and tourism management.

MSEUF CIHTM, overall champion in 16th PH Food Expo 2024

MSEUF CIHTM, overall champion in 16th PH Food Expo 2024 MSEUF CIHTM, overall champion in 16th PH Food Expo 2024 MSEUF CIHTM, overall champion in 16th PH Food Expo 2024

  • SDG 4: Quality Education. Highlights the achievements of MSEUF CITHM, demonstrating the quality education provided by the institution in the field of culinary arts and hospitality management.
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. Showcases the success of MSEUF’s faculty and students in culinary competitions and promotes the importance of skills development and employment opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry, contributing to economic growth.
  • SDG 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. Emphasizes MSEUF’s commitment to innovation in the culinary arts, as demonstrated by their success in competitions such as Food Styling and Photography. This aligns to promote innovation and sustainable industrialization.
  • SDG 12: Responsive Consumption and Production. The focus on All-Filipino Food and Beverages at the Philippine Food Expo Culinary Challenge promotes sustainable consumption and production practices, aligning with Goal 12’s objective of reducing food waste and promoting sustainable food systems.