Chefs on Parade is a four-day culinary festival with a trade exhibit, cooking demonstrations, food workshops, seminars, food tastings, celebrity chef appearances and other gastronomic activities. The main event is focused on the numerous competitions for students and professionals.
Considered the most important hospitality and culinary event in the Philippines, the Chefs on Parade will be hosted by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP), and will be held on February 28 to March 3, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center.
Take a look at some of the culinary and mixology competitions for both professional and student categories:
- Market Basket Asian
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Table Setting
- Bartending Championship
- Ice Carving
- Japanese Boat
- Wedding Cake
- Pastry Showpiece
- Plated Desserts
These sound so fun to watch! Reminds me of Top Chef, Iron Chef and Master Chef, which are among my favorite reality shows.
Aside from the competitions, here are some of the free workshops to be conducted at the event:
- Cake Decorating
- Sugar Pulling
- Wine Pairing
- Table Setting
- Flower Arrangement
- Food Plating
- Food Photography
- Food Styling
- Food Writing
- Chocolate Making
COP is a great venue for business opportunities as it brings together hotel and restaurant owners and managers, Food and Beverage entrepreneurs and experts, suppliers, students, homemakers, food stylists, service providers, food writers and kitchen artists, giving companies the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
Among the respected names in the international food scene that will be present during the event are Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, host of the Asian Food Channel's Chef in Black; Chef Jerome Lacressioneiere and Chef Marc Chalopin, both from the renowned Alain Ducasse international restaurants; and Chef Alex Dino, champion of the Sears Chef Challenge in the US.
If you're a restauranteur, chef, culinary student, home baker, food purveyor or simply a food lover, the Chefs on Parade is one event you shouldn't miss.
Chefs on Parade 2013
Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines secretariat
Contact Nos.: 816.2421 or fax 816.2419
Website: hrap.org.ph/cop or chefsonparade.org
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