2016 Philippine Culinary Cup

PACE: Culinary Excellence in 2016 Philippine Culinary Cup

The Philippine Culinary Cup has become the most prestigious culinary competition in the Philippines. Now on its 7th year, the PCC takes on an even bigger role in providing the Filipino chefs an internationally-recognized platform to hone their skills and showcase their talents in the culinary field. It is the only continental competition in our country endorsed by the World Association of Chef Societies. PCC provided the Filipino chefs an internationally-recognized platform to hone their skills and showcase their talents in the culinary field. The level of standards, the number and diversity of participants from hotel, restaurant and culinary institutions of different countries and the presence of international chef judges makes PCC the a true measure of one’s culinary skills.

Gaining from a successful 2015 experience, PACE surpassed its previous achievement in the 2016 staging of this competition which yielded 13 podium finishes in the following categories:

Silver Medals in:
 Quick Fire Salad (Abigail Flores)
 Pasta (Nigel Angelo Badiola)

Bronze Medals in:
 Local Fish or Seafood (Jennifer Alcantara)
 Local Fish or Seafood (Ramon Villarin Jr.)
 Local Fish or Seafood (Charlane Gonzales)
 Dream Team (Chef Lowell Cauilan, Chef April Aluning, Chef Monicca Dechavez and Chef May Martinez)
 US Beef (Charlane Gonzales)
 US Poultry (Chef April Aluning)
 Filipino Cuisine (Mark Luke de Guzman, Emelito Dalmacio, Walter Buenaventura)
 Filipino Cuisine (Chef Lowell Cauilan, Chef Monicca Dechavez, Chef April Aluning)
 Filipino Cuisine (Charlane Gonzales, Bervelyn Gonzales-Mangosan, Fiona Flores)
 Pasta (Chef Monicca Dechavez)
 Pasta (Karen Abadilla)

Led by its Program Director, Chef Abner Lowell Cauilan, and Institute Director, Chef Menoy Gimenez, PACE once again, dared to test the highest standards of Culinary Skills and Artistry. As an institution, PACE believes that if you want to be the best, you have to compete with the best.


To win in this competition, you to have a keen attention to details, fundamental skills in culinary, culinary artistry and a great palate. All of these were honed by their mentors who are also seasoned chefs in their own field.

PACE is also proud to have represented by its 2 branches, the Antipolo main branch and its BF Parañaque branch, staying true to its commitment to represent the culinarians from our region.

With all these achievements, we are truly grateful to God for giving us the talent and the right attitude to succeed. PACE would like to thank also all its sponsors who trusted and supported PACE for this year’s Philippine Culinary Cup.