Calling all the chefs and cooks in the Philippines!!! Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) is hosting a first-of-its-kind culinary competition here in the country challenging real chefs and cooks to create new and and revolutionizing old dishes using Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise with the first ever “Real Chef Challenge.”
To all the chefs waiting for their big break in the industry, this is your chance to showcase your signature innovative dishes incorporating the country’s #1 mayonnaise brand, Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise.
During the media preview, UFS prepared exciting activities and surprises for the guests. But before I go into details, let me first share how you can take part of the challenge.
How To Join Lady’s Choice “Real Chef Challenge”
- Chefs and cooks across the country can send their entry recipe online from August 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 by going to www.ufs.com/realchef.
- Submit either a Hot Signature Dish or a Salad and Sandwich Combo recipe on the website listed above.
The top 24 finalists will be put up for voting online in October, and they will face off in November 2015, during a grand taste testing event to be attended by diners and culinary experts. For more details, please read the poster below.
- Prestige of being hailed the first ever Real Chef Challenge winner
- The winners from both recipe categories will also receive a trophy
- P100,000 in cash
- TV exposure for his winning dish and his food establishment
Roster of judges is comprised of the well-known, Chef Boy Logro, Chef Edward Bugia, owner of Pino Kitchen Studio and Backyard MNL, and Chef Brando Santos, Senior Sous Chef of UFS.
According to Chef Boy Logro, a celebrity and the Executive Chef of Chef Logro’s Institute of Culinary and Kitchen Services, he is looking for a dish that is unique, creative, and appealing to a diverse palate. “As a chef, I always try to be innovative by experimenting with old and new ingredients to come up with a new dish. Mayonnaise has always been a key ingredient for innovation because of its creamy consistency and rich flavor.”
“We at Unilever Food Solutions believe in the passion of our culinary experts to give not only the best tasting, but extraordinary food creations that will define a remarkable dining experience for their customers,” said Colin Butler, Managing Director of UFS Philippines.
Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise is made of real ingredients that help enhance the flavor of dishes, making them tastier and is proven to be the number 1 mayonnaise that Filipinos love and the choice of Filipino chefs in innovating dishes.
During the event, we were given the chance to be innovative and creative in whipping up our signature sandwich spread. I must admit, I’m not that good in the kitchen so I barely know what ingredients to mix together that will result in a yummy spread that my daughter and husband will love. But, since I know how great tasting Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise is, I put my entire trust to it and just whip up the ingredients that first came into my mind.
Aside from making our own spread, we were challenged to upload a creative photo on Instagram featuring our very own creation. Skills in the kitchen + creativity = 2 of the things that I’m not really good about. Haha! So I just did what we’re asked to do and posted this photo on my Instagram page (follow me @kayefig).
To my surprise, my name was called as one of the three winners. Thank you to the panel of judges! =) Wohoo!
Thank you so much Unilever Food Solutions for having me! It was a fun day of self-discovery. Learning several recipes from the best chefs in the country ignited my interest to cook. The opportunity to make my own signature sandwich spread that my family loved was one for the books.
To know more about the Real Chef Challenge and to see how you can make your dishes tastier and more creative using Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, visit www.UFS.com/realchef.