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2019 Philippine Culinary Cup

Setting the PACE at the 10th Philippine Culinary Cup

PACE is truly grateful and humbled by the awards the school has received at the 10th Philippine Culinary Cup. For the first time in 10 years, a provincial-based school has won the Overall Champion title. PACE proudly hails from Rizal, founded and managed by Rizalenos.

The Philippine Culinary Cup, the only culinary competition in the Philippines sanctioned by the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) has showcased the best of the best in the industry. On its 10th year of staging, PCC has attracted a variety of competing teams and individuals all across Asia. The panel of distinguished judges from different countries has raised the bar of standards for this year’s competition. Nothing was easy and every competitor had to earn their medal. In the last 10 years, only 4 schools have held the title of overall champion and now PACE belongs to the illustrious list of winners.

Success is no accident. It takes hard work, perseverance and humility to learn. And most of all, to love what you do spells the difference in achieving success. In the case of PACE, it took 5 years of learning while in competition, 62 Bronzes, 37 Silvers and 5 Gold podium finishes for PACE to achieve where it is right now. Through the mentorship of its Culinary Captains, Chef Lowell Cauilan, himself a gold medallist and Chef Menoy Gimenez, a culinary education pioneer together with the collaborative effort between the instructors, its students and supporters, they have brought PACE at the top of the competition.

Silver Medals in:

  • Dream Team – Chef Monicca Dechavez
  • Dream Team – Chef May Martinez
  • Dream Team – Chef Carla Bangay
  • Dream Team – Chef Peachy Mathay (Coach)
  • Filipino Cuisine – Miro Bataan
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef April Aluning
  • Filipino Cuisine – Loida Commendador
  • U.S. Beef – Chef Monicca Dechavez
  • Pasta – Myrna Melchoir
  • Creative Breakfast – Rodel Santos

Bronze Medals in:

  • Filipino Cuisine – Charlane Gonzales
  • Filipino Cuisine – Fiona Flores
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef Lowell Cauilan
  • Young Chefs – Coleen Wilton
  • Young Chefs – Rafael Navarro
  • U.S. Beef – Chef April Aluning
  • U.S. Beef – Therese Cua
  • U.S. Poultry – Manny Ordinario
  • Fantasy Plate – Chef Monicca Dechavez

The feat of being an overall champion in the non-professional category will serve as an inspiration for us to be better and take risks moving forward for the benefit of our students and alumni. Indeed, success is where opportunity and preparation meet. PACE had the opportunity to transform from good to great and our years of preparation enabled us to be on TOP.

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Beyond the Plate

If you’re interested to join this event please fill up the registration form provided below:

*Take note that this is an EXCLUSIVE EVENT, only those who received a confirmation from PACE or Mrs. Cheffy/Tito Chef Restaurant will be attended and for those who DID NOT received any confirmation, please register again on our next schedule.

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PRE-REGISTER NOW AT BF HOMES

Start with PACE!

Join us this JULY 18, 2019 > Reserve or Enroll on this day to secure a slot for our August 12, 2019 Culinary Arts Diploma Course Intake! Hurry, limited slots only.

What to expect?

  • KITCHEN TRIAL – Experience what its like to work inside a professional kitchen!
  • EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT – Grab this EXCLUSIVE discount if you enroll on the day!

PRE-REGISTER NOW AND BRING A FRIEND!

 

PRE-REGISTER NOW and secure a slot! Don’t miss this opportunity as this will only happen for one day!

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PRE-REGISTER NOW AT ANTIPOLO

1 day FREE Kitchen Trial!

We’re almost a full house! Last call for our tuition fee discount and we will help you find your way in becoming a successful Chefpreneur (Chef + Entrepreneur)! Don’t miss this big opportunity as we will be offering PHP 30,000 OFF for our Intensive Culinary, Baking and Entrepreneurship Program Course on this event day only!

What to expect?

  • KITCHEN TRIAL – Experience what its like to work inside a professional kitchen!
  • EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT – Grab this EXCLUSIVE discount if you enroll on the day!

 

PRE-REGISTER NOW and secure a slot! Don’t miss this opportunity as this will only happen for one day!

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PRE-REGISTER NOW AT ARANETA

SPECIAL OFFER!

As we celebrate our 7th ANNIVERSARY we will help you find your way in becoming a successful Chefpreneur (Chef + Entrepreneur)! Don’t miss this big opportunity as we will be offering BUNDLE COURSES of our Culinary and Baking Series on this event day only!

What to expect?

  • KITCHEN TRIAL – Experience what its like to work inside a professional kitchen!
  • EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT – Grab this EXCLUSIVE discount if you enroll on the day!

PRE-REGISTER NOW AND BRING A FRIEND!

 

PRE-REGISTER NOW and secure a slot! Don’t miss this opportunity as this will only happen for one day!

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Holiday Spree

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

HOLIDAY SPREE BAKING SERIES 1 HOLIDAY SPREE BAKING SERIES 2
  • 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
HOLIDAY SPREE CULINARY SERIES 1 HOLIDAY SPREE CULINARY SERIES 2
  • 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:
Antipolo Branch:
Saturday of October (6-13-20-27); 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | CLOSED

BF Branch: Saturday of October (13-20-27) and November (10); 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

*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

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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 www.pacemanila.com or visit the Facebook page at Pace_Manila.

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

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2018 Philippine Culinary Cup

PACE is High at 5 in the 2018 Philippine Culinary Cup

The 2018 Philippine Culinary Cup will forever be etched in PACE’s young history as the year where our pursuit for excellence bore fruit. Every year, PACE continues to improve its overall performance in the Philippine Culinary Cup and credit this to the collective pursuit and desire to give the best for our students and the culinary community.

True to form, PCC 2018 remains to be the yardstick where culinary skills are measured. A lot of competitors from notable international hotels and prominent culinary institutions locally and in Asia participated as they all tried to meet the expectation of the judges. This naturally raises the bar higher as the benchmark for excellence is defined not only by the judges’ criteria but the quality of competitors on the floor.

To be mentioned as one of the top performing culinary institution serves an inspiration to us to be better and take risks moving forward. What made this even sweeter is majority of best entries are from our students and alumni who are products of PACE’s program.

It is therefore a humbling victory for PACE to finally achieve its foremost goal. To reach the Gold standard of excellence. With 5 Gold medal entries, 13 Silver and 21 Bronze medals, PACE has once again surpassed its performance year by year. The following are the podium finishes of PACE the 2018 Philippine Culinary Cup:

Gold Medals in:

  • Creative Breakfast – Chef Abner Lowell Cauilan
  • U.S. Beef – Joanne Jamero
  • U.S. Beef – Chiclet Gonzales
  • U.S. Poultry – Edward Taponan
  • Pasta – Marcelo Morales

Silver Medals in:

  • Dream Team – Chef Peachy Mathay
  • Dream Team – Chef May Martinez
  • Dream Team – Chef Carla Bangay
  • Dream Team – Chef Monicca Dechavez (Coach)
  • Dream Team – Fiona Flores
  • Dream Team – Chiclet Gonzales
  • Dream Team – Chef Catz Ong
  • Dream Team – Chef Abner Lowell Cauilan (Coach)
  • Young Chefs – John Doliguez
  • Young Chefs – Therese Cua
  • U.S. Beef – Chef Monicca Dechavez
  • Pasta – Chelsea Keith Ballesteros

Bronze Medals in:

  • Dream Team – Miro Bataan
  • Dream Team – Chef April Aluning
  • Dream Team – Chef Sheena Castro
  • Dream Team – Chef Bong Villanueva (Coach)
  • Filipino Cuisine – Jessica O’hara
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef May Martinez
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef Carla Bangay
  • Filipino Cuisine – Fiona Flores
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chiclet Gonzales
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef Catz Ong
  • U.S. Poultry – Chef May Martinez
  • U.S. Poultry – Chef Monicca Dechavez
  • U.S. Poultry – Chiclet Gonzales
  • U.S. Pork – Chef Carla Bangay
  • U.S. Pork – Ronald Arroza
  • U.S. Pork – Kathrine Baldo
  • Local Fish or Seafood – Fiona Flores
  • Local Fish or Seafood – Therese Cua
  • Creative Breakfast – Chef April Aluning
  • Creative Breakfast – Chef Bong Villanueva
  • Pasta – Amie Manalo

Our team of passionate and selfless teachers Led by Chef Lowell Cauilan and Chef Menoy Gimenez brought out the best in every participant.

PACE is also fortunate to have sponsors and culinary partners who gave their faith and shared their resources as we worked our way to success. Truly, collaborating with the industry goes a long way!

Finally, we are truly grateful to God for giving us the talent and the right attitude to succeed. PACE will always espouse the wisdom that “Excellence is a gradual result of always striving to do better.”

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Quick Course by PACE Manila

Reaching our six years operation, team PACE have always adhered to the values, vision and mission that our organization have set since we have started. For the coming years, we would like to extend our vision and mission to aspiring individuals that would like to learn the basics of culinary with the help of our reputable Chef instructors.

With that team PACE have created a mobile short course that would cater our aspiring individuals conveniently located within our mall partners. In line with this we have been in running numerous projects year by year with various malls and this year we would like to upgrade our traditional cooking demo into a more interactive and exciting cooking activity.

Quick Course is PACE’s mobile culinary program designed to be conducted in partnership with malls surrounding the school.

Interested to do a BRAND ACTIVATION with our Quick Course program? Send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. Email us at chelseakeithb.pace@gmail.com 

SCHEDULES

To be announced

Registration form, click herePlease indicate your preferred mall in your email.
Note: Mall Shopper is allowed to join only 1 SM Mall branch per month; participants will be receiving an email and text from PACE for confirmation.

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Culinary Tour

Discover our own heritage cuisine by joining PACE Culinary Tour! The purpose of this tour is to expose our students and alumni to the authentic taste and history of the different dishes that are in themed Filipino Food today. PACE believes that a first-hand experience is the best way to help students gain a deeper understanding of our food and culture…

For more information you can email us at ianareyes.pace@gmail.com