Discovery Hospitality Talents Boast Prowess at the 2nd Inter-Property Culinary Cup

Discovery Hospitality chefs and F&B service people are in competition mode to represent their respective Discovery property as they stretch the limits of their creative imagination to win this year’s coveted Culinary Cup.

The event witnessed an afternoon of friendly competition among five hotel brands under DHC as chefs and F&B staff show off their culinary and bartending skills.

The talented chefs and their Food and Beverage (F&B) service colleagues gathered recently at the Discovery Suites Ortigas for the second Culinary Cup, an annual inter-property competition among Discovery Leisure Company, Inc. (TDLCI) hotels and resorts.

Discovery Hospitality chefs and F&B service people are in competition mode to represent their respective Discovery property as they stretch the limits of their creative imagination to win this year’s coveted Culinary Cup.
Discovery Hospitality chefs and F&B service people are in competition mode to represent their respective Discovery property as they stretch the limits of their creative imagination to win this year’s coveted Culinary Cup.

The Filipino-owned hospitality group mounted the first edition last year to provide members of their team a platform to showcase their talents and hone their skills for global competitiveness, as well as bring them all together to strengthen their bond as a family.

Participants and winners of this year’s Culinary Cup gather for a pictorial with Discovery Hospitality Corporation’s Chef Anthony Raymond, Vice President and Head for Corporate Food and Beverage and Mr. Jun Parreño, President of Discovery World Corporation and the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its hotel management outfit, Discovery Hospitality Corporation.
Participants and winners of this year’s Culinary Cup gather for a pictorial with Discovery Hospitality Corporation’s Chef Anthony Raymond, Vice President and Head for Corporate Food and Beverage and Mr. Jun Parreño, President of Discovery World Corporation and the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its hotel management outfit, Discovery Hospitality Corporation.

Again held at the Columbus function room, this year’s competition judges were renowned foodies: Head of Sales for Don Revy Aries Mayuga, celebrity chef Shiela Lopez, Dine.ph editor Alu Aran and Foodservice Philippines President Adolf Aran Jr.

The winners of the 2019 Culinary Cup are: Aurora Abraham of Discovery Shores Boracay for the Table Setting category, Chef Alvin and Chef Ronnie of Discovery Suites for the Hot Section category, Martin Ben Protacio of Discovery Primea for the Bartending category, and finally Chef Robert and Chef Rannie of Club Paradise Palawan for the Pastry category.
The winners of the 2019 Culinary Cup are: Aurora Abraham of Discovery Shores Boracay for the Table Setting category, Chef Alvin and Chef Ronnie of Discovery Suites for the Hot Section category, Martin Ben Protacio of Discovery Primea for the Bartending category, and finally Chef Robert and Chef Rannie of Club Paradise Palawan for the Pastry category.

Of the countless staff who came all the way from Discovery Shores Boracay, Club Paradise Palawan, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, as well as those from Discovery Suites Manila and Discovery Primea Makati, six emerged as winners for five categories, namely: Table Setting, People’s Choice for Table Setting, Hot Section, Bartending, and Pastry.

Table Setting and People's Choice for Table Setting Category winner Ma. Aurora Abraham-Estolloso from Discovery Shores Boracay.
Table Setting and People’s Choice for Table Setting Category winner Ma. Aurora Abraham-Estolloso from Discovery Shores Boracay.

The 2019 winners for this year’s Culinary Cup are:

Table Setting Champion
People’s Choice Award for Table Setting
  • Ma. Aurora Abraham-Estolloso from Discovery Shores Boracay
Bartending Champion
  • Martin Ben Protacio from Discovery Primea Culinary Champion
Pastry Category
  • Roberto Dacsil from Discovery Coron
  • Ranie Espenida from Discovery Coron
Culinary Champion Hot Category
  • Alvin Christian Trinidad from Discovery Suites
  • Ronaldo Colis from Discovery Suites

Winning dishes were served after the awarding and a party was held to celebrate the long competition.

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