Let’s end the year together as we help you find your way in becoming a successful Chefpreneur (Chef + Entrepreneur)! Don’t miss this big opportunity as we will be offering BIG DISCOUNTS 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!
  • OPEN TO ALL BRANCHES – Choose down below whether you want to take it at Antipolo, Araneta or BF Homes!







  • December 8, 2018 – BF Homes Branch
  • December 15, 2018 – Antipolo Branch
  • December 15, 2018 – Araneta Branch

PRE-REGISTER NOW and secure a slot! Don’t miss this opportunity as this will only happen this December 2018!


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

  • 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:
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

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

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


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.”



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 


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.



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 johnlord.pace@gmail.com

PACE Gives Back

PACE Gives Back! Every year, PACE organizes an outreach program along with its students. PACE provides food and goods (school supplies, groceries, clothes and many more) to the children in the orphanage. Through this activity, we do not just promote generosity and camaraderie in our students, but we also inspire those children that we are helping. This is an embodiment of the PACE vision: SERVING PEOPLE.

PACE would like to thank its generous sponsors for making our Outreach Program and ‪#‎PastMeetsPresent‬ Get-Together possible. Our events would not be successful if it was not for your support.


2017 Philippine Culinary Cup

PACE: Maintaining the PACE towards Excellence at the 2017 Philippine Culinary Cup

PACE believes in the wisdom that Excellence is not a destination, it is a continuous journey that never ends. With this in mind, it is always a challenge for us to better each year’s performance.

With every year of staging, the expectation of the judges gets higher and gaining success is definitely harder. In this competition nothing is given. You will literally have to earn it through blood, sweat and tears.

Gaining from a successful 2016 experience, PACE surpassed its previous achievement in the 2017 staging of this competition and which yielded 13 podiums finishes with higher finishes particularly in the Silver Medal level in the following categories:

Silver Medals in:

  • Local Fish or Seafood – Fiona Flores
  • Dream Team – Chef Carla Asence
  • Dream Team – Chef May Martinez
  • Dream Team – Chef April Martinez-Aluning
  • Dream Team – Chef Abner Lowell Cauilan
  • U.S. Pork – Chef April Martinez Aluning
  • U.S. Pork – Chef Romulo Solver
  • U.S. Poultry – Chef May Martinez
  • Quick Fire Salad – Chef Carla Asence
  • Fantasy Plated Dessert – Chef May Martinez

Bronze Medals in:

  • Local Fish or Seafood – Jennifer Alcantara
  • U.S. Pork – Dave Pagkatipunan
  • Pasta – Charlane Gonzales
  • Young Chefs – Chelsea Keith Ballesteros
  • Young Chefs – Iana Christine Reyes
  • Filipino Cuisine – Bolyn Gonzales-Mangosan
  • Filipino Cuisine – Charlane Gonzales
  • Filipino Cuisine – Fiona Flores
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef Romulo Solver
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef May Martinez
  • Filipino Cuisine – Chef April Martinez-Aluning

PACE has assembled a team of dedicated instructors and students who are committed to represent PACE and its partners the best way they could. Led by Chef Lowell Cauilan and Chef Menoy Gimenez, PACE once again improved their performance that impressed the judges and gained the respect of fellow professionals.

In this year’s competition, creativity is not enough. You really have to pay attention to the fine details, demonstrate deep understanding of culinary techniques and finish it with culinary artistry reflected in the dish you created.

PACE is blessed to have the right people with the right attitude and the ever supportive industry partners who made things happen for us this year.

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


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.



2014 Philippine Culinary Cup

PACE: Where the Best Meet to Compete!

PACE participated in the 2014 edition of the Philippine Culinary Cup, a World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) endorsed competition. We have sent a team to compete in 2 categories (US Pork and The Butcher and The Chef) both for professionals and students and we are proud to say that we placed in the podium garnering medals in a highly competitive environment.

For our 1st year, PACE participated in the 2014 staging of this competition and which yielded 2 medals from the following categories:

Bronze Medals in:

  • US Pork Category (John Carlos Mendoza)
  • The Butcher and The Chef (Chefs Lowell Cauilan and Monicca Dechavez)

With all these achievements, we are truly grateful to God for giving us the talent and the right attitude to succeed.
Go #TeamPACE