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.


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! << 


Diploma Courses

ICE Course

PACE continues to elevate the level of training for its students. PACE now offers a comprehensive course called the Intensive Culinary-Baking and Entrepreneurship Program or ICE.

The course aims to equip the students the necessary Culinary and Baking skills complemented by our unique Entrepreneurship in the Food Service industry programs. The continuous training allows students to acquire the skills through hands-on training and application of relevant experiences.

Consistent with our end in mind, our graduates are prepared to compete for opportunities both as a practitioner or a chefpreneur and are flexible to the needs of the industry.

Together with our seasoned chefs and mentors, we at PACE believe that the best investment is still education and training. Take our ICE program and experience the PACE advantage.

Schedule of Training Modules:

Module Title: Culinary Foundation
Module Title: Fundamentals of Cost Management
Module Title: Knife Skills

Module Title: Stocks, Soups and Sauces
Module Title: Understanding and Cooking Eggs, Vegetables and Potatoes
Module Title: Pasta Grains and Starches

Module Title: Understanding and Cooking Beef and Game
Module Title: Understanding and Cooking Pork
Module Title: Understanding and Cooking Poultry and Game
Module Title: Cooking Fish and Shellfish
Module Title: Classic Filipino Cuisine

Module Title: Salads and Sandwiches
Module Title: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry
Module Title: Sausages, Pates, Cold Food Presentation
Module Title: Hors d’ Oeuvres, Cold Food Presentation

FIFTH TERM: COOKING R.A.W (Recipes Around the World)
Module Title: French Classic
– Moules Mariniere
– Bouillabaise
– Salad Provencale
– Potage au Pistou
– Pan Fried Salmon with Sauce Meuniere
– Coq au Vin
– Pork Tenderloin ala Diane
– Beef Bourguigon
– Crème Brulee
– Tarte Tatin
– Cream Puff
– Crepe Suzette

SIXTH TERM: COOKING R.A.W (Recipes Around the World)
Module Title: Mediterranean 101
– Italian Antipasto: Roasted Tomato with Saffron, Papardelle, Trippa Venezia, Bagna Cauda, Tiramisu
– Spanish Tapas: Gambas ala Ajillo, Chiperones, Bacalao ala Vizcania, Magdalenas
– Greek/Morrocan: Tyropitakia, Beef Kebob, Pita Bread with Babbaganoush, Humus, Tzatziki, Baklava, Moussaka, Moroccan Chicken Stew

SEVENTH TERM: COOKING R.A.W (Recipes Around the World)
Module Title:  American Dine
– Tex-Mex Dishes: Beef Enchilada, Austin Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Churros con Chocolate
– Cajun vs. Creole: Bisque, Cajun Crab Cake, Smothered Porkchops, Jambalaya, Beignets
– American Inventions 1: Philly Cheese Steak, Meatloaf, Mac & Cheese, Key Lime Pie
– American Inventions 2: Burger, Cioppino, Boston Cream Pie

EIGHT TERM: COOKING R.A.W (Recipes Around the World)
Module Title: Sampling Asian
– Chinese Stir Fries: Steamed Pork Buns, Shrimp & Pork Siomai, Sweet & Sour Fish, Stir Fried Noddle, Egg Tart
– Understanding Japanese and Korean: Sushi & Maki, Kalbichim, Chicken Teriyaki, Chapchae, Japanese Cheese Cake
– Thai, Malay and Singaporean: Hainanese Chicken, Fish Head Curry, Laksa, Pork Sate, Nasi Goreng, Ruby Water Chestnut, Mango w/ sticky rice

Module Title: Review of Food Safety and Sanitation
Module Title: Equipment Identification
Module Title: Product Identification
Module Title: Bakers Percentage
Module Title: Baking Principle

Module Title: Quick Breads, Biscuits
Module Title: Muffins, Scones
Module Title: Pate Choux – Cream Puffs, Profiteroles, Eclairs & Paris Breast
Module Title: Doughnuts, Pancakes and Waffles

Module Title: Cookies and Bars
Module Title: Pies and Tarts
Module Title: Cake Mixing and Baking
Module Title: Assembling/Decorating Cake, Frosting and Finishing

Module Title: Business Development Module
Module Title: Product Development Module
Module Title: Catering Management Module
Module Title: Career Development Module
Module Title: Dining Protocol

Module Title: Restaurant Simulation
– Buffet
– Ala Carte
Module Title: Bake Sale

FOURTEENTH TERM: On-the-Job Training (600 hours)

Course Duration:

ScheduleMonday to Thursday
Tuesday to Friday
Time8:00am to 12:00nn
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Duration1 year and 10 months
Saturday ICE Course is not yet available.

Course Inclusions:

  • Complete Set of Uniform (3 sets)
  • Training Knife Set with Knife Bag
  • Baking Kit with Baking Bag
  • Professional Cooking Book with CD
  • Hand outs and Recipes
  • Raw Materials/Ingredients
  • On-the-Job Training Services
  • Insurance

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.”


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: chelseakeithb.pace@gmail.com 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.

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 


OCTOBER 12, 2019
SM City Angono | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
2nd floor near Snow Panda

OCTOBER 19, 2019 *Tentative – date may still change
SM City East Ortigas

OCTOBER 26, 2019 *Tentative – date may still change
SM Taytay

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.



Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present is PACE’s institutional gathering. Through this activity, alumni and other current students gets the chance to meet each other, share experiences, renew ties and make new friends! This event is something to look forward to! The many activities lined-up raffles, performances, salu-salo and recognitions are PACE’s way to foster school spirit as we welcome back our alumni and inspire our present students. Its an evening where instructors, students, alumni and PACE employees bond as ONE.

Check our Facebook page for more photos.