Chef TV


Winners of the Food Showdown 2007 Professional Division
November 7, 2007, 6:55 am
Filed under: News

Presidential Trophy Overall Winner      – LOLO DAD’S CAFÉ
Golden Plate Trophy – Battle of the Experts    – LOLO DAD’S CAFÉ
Ultimate Chef Warrior Trophy – Chef Wars Classical   – LOLO DAD’S CAFÉ
Ultimate Chef Warrior Trophy – Chef Wars Filipino   – LOLO DAD’S CAFÉ
Ultimate Chef Warrior Trophy – Chef Wars Freestyle   – LE SOUFFLE

CLASS 1 – CHEF WARS CLASSICAL

Lolo Dad’s Café
Ruel Tiquis/Jeffrey Reguindin/Maria Virginia Villena 
Silver 

Le Souffle – Mendelsohn U. Garcia /
Mary Abigail G. Sincioco / Riche Velasco 
Bronze 

CLASS 2 – CHEF WARS FILIPINO (KULINARYA)

Lolo Dad’s Café
Ruel Tiquis / Daryl Manaban / Sebilita Maximo 
Silver 

Ibarra’s Party Venues & Catering
Ronnie S. Cabinbin / Charlito Anuñuevo / Crisostomo O. Tambalque 
Bronze 

CLASS 3 – CHEF WARS FREESTYLE

Le Souffle 
Cristina Cabuslay / Mamerto Embestro / Ronald Esponga 
Silver 

Lolo Dad’s Café
Jeffrey Reguindin / Maria Virginia Villena / Daryl Manaban 
Silver 

The Bellevue Manila
Ramon Palacio / Rey Aranquez / Noemi Ozemia 
Bronze 

Renaissance Makati City Hotel
Dennis Torres / Anthony Guy Demaluan / Ramil Pedere 
Bronze 

Baguio Country Club
Rodrigo Orinion / Antonio Dispo / Dennis Baldino 
Bronze 

CLASS 5 – THE GOURMET COLD BUFFET CHALLENGE

Lolo Dad’s Café
Ruel Tiquis/Maria Virginia Villena/Sebilita Maximo  
Gold 

CLASS 6 – THE PICNIC BASKET

Diamond Hotel
Deo de Guzman / Tese Maristela 
Silver 

Lolo Dad’s Café
Jessie Riveral / Maria Virginia Villena 
Bronze 

CLASS 7 – CUISINE RAPIDE
Lolo Dad’s Café – Ruel Tiquis Bronze 
Lolo Dad’s Café – Jeffrey Reguindin  Bronze 
The Bellevue Manila – Joyce M. Mendoza Diploma 

CLASS 8 – FLAIRTENDING
Diamond Hotel – Kelvin V. Angeles Diploma 
Baguio Country Club – Melinda Borillo Diploma 

CLASS 9 – COCKTAIL MIXING
Baguio Country Club – Bryan Clemente Bronze 
Shangri-La Mactan – Candice Kae L. Dahino Bronze 
Manila Diamond Hotel – Kelvin V. Angeles  Diploma 

CLASS 12 – BARCHOW PLATTER
Lolo Dad’s Café – Francis Azuelo Gold 
Lolo Dad’s Café – Nilo Degamo Bronze 

CLASS 13 – COLD FILIPINO DESSERTS
Le Souffle – Noreen de Guzman Diploma 

CLASS 14 – PETITS FOURS OR PRALINES
The Bellevue Manila – Noemi Ozemia Diploma

CLASS 17 – BABY CAKES
Baguio Country Club – Art Nucaza Bronze 
Le Souffle – Rella Magnaye Bronze 

CLASS 18 – WEDDING CAKE
The Bellevue Manila – Anna Marie Armado Gold 
Ibarra’s Party Venues & Catering – Reinald A. Andaya  Silver 



Basic Beer Batter for Fish Fingers and Squid Rings
October 20, 2007, 9:37 am
Filed under: Cooking Basics, News

Yield: approximately 480 ml

5 ounces / 140 grams All purpose flour
2 tbsp / 24 grams Baking powder
1 egg
12 ounces / 360 ml Beer
Salt and pepper

1. Sift together all dry ingredients.
2. Add the egg and beer, mix until smooth.
3. Season with salt and pepper
4. The batter is now ready to use to coat shrimp, clams, oysters, fish or squid.

To prepare the fish and squid season it with juice of calamansi or lemon with salt and pepper.



Food Showdown in August
August 11, 2007, 3:05 pm
Filed under: News

The biggest culinary competition happens in Manila this August.

The Food Showdown 2007 is a three-day event that will be holding over 20 competitions. From August 13 to 15, professionals and students in the hospitality industry will gather at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (Philtrade), corner Buendia and Roxas Boulevard, to test their skill and artistry in the various contests slated. Among those are “The Gourmet Cold Buffet Challenge”, “The Picnic Basket” and “The Fine Dining Challenge.”

The centerpiece of the competitions, however, is “Chef Wars”. Here, teams create culinary masterpieces and gustatory delights on site. This involves recipe making and live cooking. There will be three major Chef Wars category-Classical Continental, Filipino Classical and Freestyle. A take on the popular cooking show, Iron Chef, “Chef Wars” also includes secret ingredients and cooking several dishes under time pressure.

The Food Showdown 2007 will have a panel of judges comprised of seasoned food and beverage professionals. Among them are chefs, hospitality industry managers, professors of hotel and restaurant management and editors and writers of culinary magazines.

Sidelights of the event are free seminars (F&B finance and marketing, food writing, food photography and styling), food display and industry booths.

The Food Showdown 2007 is a project of the culinary television show, “Chef TV: The Food Show”. Highlights of the various competitions will featured in a one-hour special to be aired in the Lifestyle Channel.

The three-day event is open to the public. Tickets are priced at P150 per day and are available at the PTTC from August 13 to 15.

PARTICIPATING ESTABLISHMENTS

Baguio Country Club
Ibarra’s Party Venues & Catering
Ilustrado Restaurant
Le Souffle Restaurant & Wine Bar
Lolo Dad’s Café
Manila Diamond Hotel
Renaissance Makati City Hotel
Shangri-La Mactan
The Bellevue Manila

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Angeles University Foundation
Colegio de San Lorenzo
Emilio Aguinaldo College
La Consolacion College Manila
Lyceum of Batangas
Lyceum of the Philippines
Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
San Sebastian College Recoletos Manila
St. Jude College Manila
St. Paul University Manila
St. Scholastica’s College
St. Therese – MTC College, Iloilo
The National Teachers College
University of Perpetual Help System Laguna
University of Regina Carmeli
University of Santo Tomas
University of the Philippines



Chef TV premiers tomorrow (May 30)
May 29, 2007, 2:51 am
Filed under: News

Chef TV stars airing tomorrow (May 30) on the Lifestyle Channel (CH 47 in Sky Cable) at 6:00 PM. 

 

The season starts with an Asian theme. Wynn Wynn Ong cooked a Burmese coconut soup. Beth Romualdez did a Lao fish dish. Mona Bishier Valdez made an Indonesian rice for use in celebrations and Chris Tan from Singapore compared their bingka to the Filipino bibingka. For Filipino, desserts were demonstrated like turron and a fruit terrine.



Chef TV launches this May
April 30, 2007, 8:12 am
Filed under: News

The show is Chef TV and the subtitle is “The Food Show”. That’s to emphasize that the program as not just a cooking show but also explores the many aspects of the food industry. It includes segments that puts cuisine in a historical and cultural context, visits places where one can buy ingredients, discusses etiquette on the table and explores scientific explanations for the way ingredients react.

Myrna Segismundo with co-hosts Jill Sandique and Micky Fenix

Hosts of Chef TV: The Food Show are Myrna Segismundo, Jill Sandique and Michaela Fenix. Each one tackles different segments in the show with the other two joining in for support or to give added information. Their rapport is largely due to their similar interests (food) and their friendship.

 

Myrna Segismundo is the director of Restaurant 9501, the corporate dining outlet of ABS CBN. She is a food writer and the producer of this television show. She has years of experience and expertise in the culinary field, served as officer of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines, was manager of a group of chefs who competed in several culinary competitions both here and abroad. She imparts all that in the program’s interviews, information segments and cooking demonstrations.

 

Jill Sandique is a chef consultant to several food companies, is the program director and lead trainer of the US Demonstration Kitchen and Learning Facility of the US Department of Agriculture in the Philippines. She also owns her own pastry shop, Delize. She conducts most of the Cooking Basics segment of the show which includes her vast knowledge of cooking chemistry.

 

Michaela Fenix is a food writer and so also serves as the scriptwriter of the show. She writes a column, “Country Cooking,” for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, edits cookbooks, is contributing writer to several food books and magazines and researches on regional as well as foreign cuisines. She provides most of the historical and cultural notes on the cooking, the ingredients used and the practices.

 

Chef TV will be aired on the Lifestyle Channel starting May 30 at 6 p.m. and every Wednesday until August. Its season of 13 episodes will be aired weekly with replays on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Some of those episodes tackle a picnic, formal dining, apartment entertaining, classic cuisine and putting the Filipino menu on the map.