As a way of celebrating our victory for being the 2019 Overall Champion Awardee in the prestigious Philippine Culinary Cup, we are giving away a blowout! PACE treats its enrollees and students to a TUITION FEE ROLLBACK BLOWOUT!

As much as P50K discount to be given away! Hurry call us and know more about how you can begin your investment and culinary journey. Now is the time to #StartwithPACE!

This promo is until September 2019 only! CALL US TODAY!

BF Homes Branch:
623.1311 | 851.2505 | 0917.774.0944 | 0947.838.0480

If you would like to reserve a slot please fill up this form and email it at



As a way of celebrating our victory for being the 2019 Overall Champion Awardee in the prestigious Philippine Culinary Cup, we are giving away a blowout! PACE treats its enrollees and students to a TUITION FEE ROLLBACK BLOWOUT!

As much as P50K discount to be given away! Hurry call us and know more about how you can begin your investment and culinary journey. Now is the time to #StartwithPACE!

This promo is until September 2019 only! CALL US TODAY!

Antipolo Branch:
654.4862 | 0917.702.4796 | 0947.896.3660

If you would like to reserve a slot please fill up this form and email it at


FREE: BAKERSFIELD “Baking in the rain” Demo Class

This FREE DEMO CLASS has limited seats only, please register 1st if you are interested to join this class.
A confirmation email or text will be sent to confirm your attendance. See you all there!

For inquiries please call us at 0917.702.4796 / 654.4862



Summer Workshop for Kids

Enroll your child in a week-long culinary class for the youth ages 5 and up! PACE believes that learning the basics in the kitchen is a life skill. Start them Young is more than just learning how to cook through the different dishes that they will prepare themselves every day.

PACE aims to develop their appreciation about food and how it is prepared. This course will run for 5 days with a combination of Culinary and Baking training.



– Red Velvet Crinkles
– Chocolate Chip Cookies
– Cookie Monster


– Revel Bars
– Smore’s Cookie Bars
– Rocky Road Brownies


– Strawberry Pannacota
– Tiramisu
– Chocolate Mousse


– Chocolate Lollipop
– Chocolate Cream Pie
– Corn Flakes Clusters


– Chocolate Muffin
– Vanilla Muffin
– Blueberry Muffin


– Mango Blanc Mange
– Chilled Cheesecake
– Trifle


– Pancakes
– Waffles
– Corndogs


– Mac and Cheese
– Chicken Popcorn w/ Mushroom Gravy
– Potato Chips


– Cheesy Chicken Empanada
– Vanilla Bread Pudding
– Danish Pastries


– Pigs in a Blanket
– Cheese Croquettes
– Chicken Barbecue Skewers

Classes will start on May 14-19, 2019 in all branches (Antipolo, Araneta, BF Homes)

>> EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT is until APRIL 30, 2019 ONLY! << 



“Make money this Christmas Season”

Holiday Spree October

Planning to earn extra income this holiday season? Avail of PACE’s Holiday Spree Short Courses. This is a four-day culinary and baking short course where participants can learn the proper preparation method, recipe quantification, costing and packaging presentation of baked pastries and culinary savories that are best for selling over the holidays.

Hurry, enroll now! Limited slots only

  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Chiffon Sponge
  • Strawberry Cream
  • Banana Walnut Loaf
  • Streusel Topping
  • Chocolate Truffles


  • Almond Crusted Vanilla Swiss Log
  • Chiffon Sponge
  • Orange Filling
  • Ganache
  • Peanut Butter Brownies
  • Oreo Cookie Monster
  • Special Quezo de Bola Ensaymada
  • Pork Embotido
  • Beef Morcon


  • Chicken Galantina
  • Assorted Empanadas
  • Savory Tarts

Course Inclusion:
Hands-on Training, Raw Materials, Recipes, Apron and Certificate

Course Schedule:
Every Friday and Saturday of October (11-12 / 18-19); 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*other schedule dates may be available, please inquire for further details

Course Fee:
Php 2,500.00 / one-day series                 |                  Php 8,000.00 /4 -day series

PACE News, Uncategorized

Keeping pace at the Philippine Culinary Cup 2018

And the gold medal winners at the 2018 Philippine Culinary Cup are: Chef Abner Lowell Cauilan (Creative Breakfast); Charlane Gonzales (US Beef); chef Edward Taponan (US Poultry); Joanne Jamero (US Beef); and Marcelo Morales (Pasta).

MANILA, Philippines — The 2018 Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) will forever be etched in the Professional Academy for Culinary Education’s  (PACE) six-year history as the year when its pursuit for excellence has started to bear fruit.

Every year, PACE continues to improve its overall performance in the PCC and credits this to their collective desire to give the best to their students and the culinary community.

PACE believes that PCC is one of the yardsticks by which culinary skills are measured. A lot of competitors from international hotels and culinary institutions locally and in Asia participate in PCC as they hope to meet the expectations of the judges with their culinary skills.

This year, the chefs and the students at PACE who competed in the 2018 PCC went through rigorous training that started with a collaboration of ideas to develop the best possible recipes for each category.

“We carefully studied our previous performances so we could learn from our past participation to make sure that we have competitive entries,” said Mark Anthony Catarroja, M.Ed., school administrator, PACE. “After developing the recipe and the presentation of each entry, the chefs and students practiced for about a month to simulate the environment where they would compete in, to finish the dishes in the desired time and to develop consistency in their execution.”

The hard work that the chef-students went through at PACE was well worth it. At the end of the competition, PACE had five gold-medal awards, five silver-medal awards and 14 bronze-medal awards.

PACE is also fortunate to have sponsors and culinary partners like the Antipolo City Government, Bakersfield, Best Value Factory Food Outlet, Heritage Philippines, La Filipina, Lowtemp Corporation, Polar Bear and Nature’s Spring, who shared their resources.

The results were the sum of all their efforts to elevate the skills of the chefs and students in this platform. It inspired the chefs to work harder and stay committed to the school’s vision and mission, which is to provide the best possible education to individuals who are passionate about food and serving people.

PACE owners Mark Anthony Catarroja, Fiona Flores, chef Abner Lowell Cauilan, chef Catherine Joy Ong, and chef Amadeo “Menoy” Gimenez

PACE will continue to participate in the PCC in the coming years to give more chances to its students to learn and experience competition at the highest level.

“We are also looking to participate in similar culinary competitions in Hong Kong and Singapore,” added Catarroja. “The reason of our participation in world-class competitions is to benchmark our school with the rest in the region and through this, we also learn which courses and training programs to offer that responds to the changing needs and demands of the culinary industry.”

PACE has always advocated entrepreneurship among its students. The school has seen its students evolve from cook to “chefpreneur” since its inception. PACE plans to continue its training programs focused on world-class culinary skills with an entrepreneurial mindset.

“We are currently working on programs focused on Filipino cuisine,” said Catarroja. “We believe that this is the best time to take our own cuisine seriously and educate more people about it so it will not just be a trend but a staple on the world stage.”

By the end of this month, PACE will open its first facility in Araneta Center Cubao dedicated to culinary tourism centered on Filipino dishes. The project is in collaboration with different stakeholders in the tourism industry.

By 2019 and beyond, PACE will expand to different regions in the Philippines, with Davao and Iloilo as the main targets. This expansion will pave the way for aspiring chefs in the Visayas and Mindanao to explore careers and business opportunities in the food service industry. “This is still in line with our vision to reach more people and experience our brand of education,” Catarroja said.

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PACE Antipolo is located on the 2nd Floor, Ciannat Commercial Complex, Marcos Highway, Antipolo City. You can contact PACE Antipolo at 654-4862 / 0917-702-4796 / 0947-896-3660. PACE Parañaque is located at 2 President’s Avenue corner Adelfa Street, Parañaque City. For information, call 623-1311 /0917-774-0944/0928-286-3268.

This September, PACE will open its first-ever Culinary Tourism Program showcasing regional and authentic Filipino cuisine to the world. Find out more about it at or visit the Facebook page at Pace_Manila.

Original post by: Kathy Moran of PhilStar
Article link here.


PH culinary school wins against international competitors in cuisine competition

The Professional Academy for Culinary Education (PACE) won 5 gold, 13 silver, and 21 bronze medals in the recently held 2018 Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) where different culinary institutions in Asia competed.

The Professional Academy for Culinary Education founders, teachers, and students who participated in this year's Philippine Culinary Cup (MANILA BULLETIN)

The Professional Academy for Culinary Education founders, teachers, and students who participated in this year’s Philippine Culinary Cup (MANILA BULLETIN)

“We were able to bring home 5 gold, 13 silver, and 21 bronze medals thanks to our hardworking instructors, and to our participants who tried really hard in their competition,” said Chef Catherine Ong, PACE co-founder and CEO, in a celebratory dinner which featured innovative Filipino cuisine at One Rockwell, Makati on Friday.

As this was their fifth time joining the contest, Ong claimed that PACE has once again surpassed its performance year by year.

“Medals would always be the icing on the cake,” said PACE co-founder and marketing director Fiona Flores. “Pero, ang mas vina-value namin is yung samahan (But what we value most is camaraderie).”

“That we learn a lot from earning a medal, from practicing, [and] from supporting each competitor during the competition,” Flores added.

Awards won from 2018 PCC

For the gold medals earned, Chef Abner Lowell Cauillan topped the Creative Breakfast category, meanwhile, Joanne Jamero and Chiclet Gonzales in the US Beef category, Edward Taponan in the US Poultry category, and Marcelo Morales in the Pasta category.

The winning dishes that earned PACE 5 gold medals at the Philippine Culinary Cup 2018 (MANILA BULLETIN)

The winning dishes that earned PACE 5 gold medals at the Philippine Culinary Cup 2018 (MANILA BULLETIN)

Furthermore, there were two Dream Teams who won silver medals. The first team included Chef Peachy Mathay, Chef May Martinez, Chef Carla Bangay, and their coach Chef Monicca Dechavez. The second team was comprised of Fiona Flores, Chiclet Gonzales, and Chef Catherine Ong with Chef Abner Lowell Cauilan as their coach.

Young chefs John Doliguez and Theresa Cua also obtained silver medals.

For the US Beef category, Chef Monicca Dechavez once again received the silver award, as well as Chelsea Keith Ballesteros for the Pasta category.

Another Dream Team that collected bronze medals were composed of Miro Bataan, Chef April Aluning, and Chef Sheena Castro alongside Chef Bong Villanueva who was their coach.

Meanwhile, two teams bagged the bronze award in the Filipino Cuisine category with Jessica O’Hara, Chef May Martinez, and Chef Carla Bangay in the first team, and Fiona Flores, Chiclet Gonzales, and Chef Catherine Ong in the second team.

For the US Poultry category, Chef May Martinez, Chef Monicca Dechavez, and Chiclet Gonzales acquired bronze medals. Likewise, Chef Carla Bangay, Ronald Arroza, and Kathrine Baldo in the US Pork category, Fiona Flores and Therese Cua in the Local Fish or Seafood category, Chef April Aluning and Chef Bong Villanueva in the Creative Breakfast category, and Amie Manalo in the Pasta category.

‘More than just a culinary school’

PACE co-founder and school administrator Mark Catarroja remarked that PACE is more than just a culinary school.

“When we started [PACE] six years ago, the vision is to really make a difference in the industry,” he stated. “We know that there are a lot of culinary schools…and we want to make a difference in the area of entrepreneurship.”

Catarroja explained that PACE has chefs who desire to open businesses. Concurrently, they also have chefs who own businesses.

“They believe that training is as important as any other investment in their food businesses,” said Catarroja.

PACE offers culinary training and entrepreneurship. Hence, they coined the term “chefreneurship.”

Original post by: Francine Ciasico of Manila Bulletin
Article link here.


Lifestyle Course: Php 2,000 OFF END OF SUMMER PROMO!

Lifestyle Courses is offered to culinary newbies and enthusiast who are looking for a fun environment to learn more about culinary and baking.

With Php 2,000 OFF discount, enjoy a day of fun and learning at Professional Academy for Culinary Education (PACE) this June 2018!


Flavors of Korea – Learn the basics of the famous dishes from Korea and try doing it at home!

Schedules for Antipolo Branch:
June 1, 2018 –  1:00pm to 5:00pm
June 8, 2018 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
June 22, 2018 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Basic Cakes – Life is too short to say no to cakes!
Strawberry Shortcake
Banana Loaf with Streusels
Carrot Pineapple Cake
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Schedules for Antipolo Branch:
June 2, 2018 – 8:00am to 12:00nn
June 22, 2018 – 8:00am to 12:00nn
June 23, 2018 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
June 30, 2018 –  1:00pm to 5:00pm

Japanese for the Home – Explore your knowledge in learning the art of japanese food.
Chicken Teriyaki
Pork Tonkatsu
Kamameshi Rice

Schedules for Antipolo Branch:
June 2, 2018 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
June 15, 2018 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
June 29, 2018 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Schedules for BF Branch:
June 1, 2018 – 8:00am to 12:00nn or 1:00pm to 5:00pm

1. Visit your nearest PACE Branch (Antipolo branch is located at 2F Ciannat Commercial Complex Marcos Highway, Antipolo City landmark is Shakey’s near Filinvest / BF branch is located at 2 Presidents Avenue Corner Adelfa Street, Parañaque, 1700 Metro Manila)
2. Fill up the INFORMATION SHEET and choose your desired short course.
3. Settle the enrollment fee on or before June 30, 2018 and avail the Php 2,000 OFF discount.
4. We will follow a 1st come 1st served policy.
5. Due to the nature of this class, we will require a minimum of 5 enrollees and a maximum of 10 enrollees.

Inclusions of this Promo Course:
– 4 hours hands-on class per day 
– Use of Apron (surrender apron after class)
– Raw materials and Kitchen lab
– Recipes and hands-out
– Certificate

Original Course Fee is Php 4,500

Bakersfield at PACE


#TeamPACE and Bakersfield would like to invite all PACE Chefpreneurs, alumni and students that are passionate in baking…..

Join us on April 30, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at PACE Antipolo Dining Hall.

Featuring the NEW product of Bakersfield and a lot more!

We have 6 SLOTS available! To join you must register and wait for a confirmation email of your slot, please email: the following details:
– Name
– Name of Business
– Products you’re selling
– Social Media Account
– Cellphone Number

We will follow a 1st come, 1 serve policy. 

This Product Demo Presentation is FREE. Only those with confirmation email are allowed to attend.



1. Tryout is open to all alumni and current students both in Antipolo and BF branches.

2. Start by choosing the category you want to join in. 
SAVORY (For Culinary Students and Graduates)
– Beef
– Poultry
– Pork
– Local Fish or Seafood
– Pasra
– Salad
– Creative Breakfast
PASTRY (For Baking Students and Graduates)
– Plated Desserts
– Fantasy Desserts

3. Submit your original Western-style recipe that consists of
– One (1) Protein
– One (1) Vegetable
– One (1) Starch
– Minimum of two (2) sauces

4. Submitted recipes must be an original work and has not been copied or reproduced from any published or copyrighted source.

5. Recipe must include complete list of ingredients including accurate measurements for every ingredient and complete step-by-step directions for preparation and cooking. PACE Recipe Format must be used. You may request for the format from any of PACE Marketing Representative.

6. Only one recipe per student shall apply.

7. PACE Chef Instructors will nominate potential finalists and will be called for tryouts.

8. Potential finalist will be invited to present their dishes to the Chefs.
*Potential finalist shall provide and bring their own ingredients for their recipes.
*All preparation and cooking of dishes including garnishes must be entirely made and crafted on-the-spot.
*All potential finalists are requested to wear complete chef’s uniform.

9. Final list of the 2018 Philippine Culinary Cup Representatives will be announced right after tryouts.

10. Email your recipes to on or before MAY 5 (SATURDAY)

For more details about the Philippine Culinary Cup, visit