“Make money this Christmas Season”

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 Saturday of October (6-13-20-27); 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


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.


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
  • Creative Breakfast – Chef Bong Villanueva
  • 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.”





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


PACE at Manila Boystown

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Pasay Southeast, we would like to give our appreciation in this opportunity for including the PACE Students and Alumni to be part of this outreach. Helping this young boys and sharing simple moments with them has brought joy in our hearts!

We would also like to thank our sponsor CDO Foodsphere for sending tons of Bibo hotdogs, PACE was able to incorporate the hotdogs into a delish menudo rice bowl perfect for the young boys of Manila Boystown.

Once again, thank you for having #TeamPACE!

Student Assistants:
Uriel Chua, Batch 28
Paul Mangubat, Batch 28
James Marlon Enriquez, Batch 28

Janus John Carino, Batch 40
John Paul Diroy, Batch 40
Arturo Rivera Jr., Batch 40
Aljon Yambao, Batch 40

CDO Foodpshere Inc.


PACE and ABC Restaurants by Chef Jean Georges

To all PACE graduates and students eligible for OJT:

ABC Restaurants by ​Chef ​Jean Georges​​ (3 Michelin-Starred Chef​)​, ​are​ looking for strong candidates to have their​ 12-month paid training in New York.

​Location: ​Manhattan, ​New York City, USA
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: ​​ASAP​ or later in 2018 (flexible)
Stipend: $13 USD/hour, eligible for overtime
Hours: Average of 32-40 hours per week
Requirements: ​Culinary student or Graduate, ​Experienced preferred, fluent in English
Benefits: Generous discounted employee dining policies, family meal, and uniforms; ​Housing can be provided at cost

Date: February 19 to 22
Location: 6/F OPL Building, 100 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
​Interviewer: ABC Sous Chef Emily Giauque

No payment required for interview. Program visa fees applicable ONLY if HIRED after interview.

For more details, visit Placement International Asia at

To get your interview schedule, send your updated resume to​. Deadline for application is on February 14


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

Intake Schedules


November 10, 2018
Saturday Classes
8:00am to 12:00pm

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 (Every Saturday of the month)
Saturday Classes
1:00pm to 5:00pm


For tuition fees and discounts please call us at 654.4862 / 0917.702.4796 / 0947.896.3660


Batch 4 (ICE)
October 8, 2018
Monday to Thursday Class
1:00pm to 5:00pm

August 11, 2018
Saturday Class
1:00pm to 5:00pm

October 8, 2018
Monday to Thursday Class
1:00pm to 5:00pm

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 (Every Saturday of the month)
Saturday Classes
1:00pm to 5:00pm


For tuition fees and discounts please call us at 623.1311 / 0917.774.0944 / 0947.720.4797




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