by : Alu Aluzan – Aran
It’s a back-to-back win for Marriott Hotel Manila as Over-all Champion in the Professional Division of the recently concluded Philippine Culinary Cup 2016!
Amidst medical emergencies, frenzied hotel demands and the intense competition, the Marriott Hotel Manila chefs, under the leadership of Chef Meik Brammer, emerged as the best among the World Association of Chefs Society (WACS). The much-deserved glory of the team is a combination of skill and character. Chef Chris Balane, Team Captain and Head Coach of Pastry, explains that while they are adept in using various kitchen tools and equipment like the sous vide, they also make sure that their plating is as clean as their work area. Sanitation and Food Safety are strictly enforced during their regular food tastings. It is also a key training procedure to demand that every plate that comes out of the kitchen is guaranteed to have a balance of flavors. The chefs undergo rigorous training encouraging them to excel individually while learning to work as an effective team player.
“Even on the last day, we knew we had a chance but the other teams were just as excellent. Despite the medical emergencies, we just continued to give our best because we know it’s not just the medals but also what we learn from it. PCC 2016 was indeed a great experience and it motivated us to win again next year!,” shares Prince Ruecarl Patiño, the young chef who won most of the medals for the team.
Medals of Marriott in Gold, Silver and Bronze
U.S. Poultry : Prince Ruecarl Patino
Dream Team Challenge : Prince Ruecarl Patino, Francisco Santiago, Ma. Clarizza Tatel, and Arlie Gedaria
Local Fish or Seafood : Rey Llego
U.S. Pork: Ren Joseph Casanova
Filipino Cuisine Challenge : Gilbert Letran Marcyden Resuello, and Erwin Jade Demaisip
Sous Vide : Prince Ruecarl Patino and Ren Joseph Casanova
U.S. Beef and Creative Breakfast : Prince Ruecarl Patino
Quick Fire Salad : Richard Hubilla
Pasta : Jay Arlan and Rheevo Arnuco
Chocolate Pastry Showpiece : Chris Balane and John Albert Garfin
Young Chefs Team Challege : Patrick Encela and Miramar Vergara
Sous Vide : Erwin Marquez and Reimond Bahalla
U.S. Beef : Rheevo Arnuco
U.S Poultry : Robert Guevarra
Local Fish or Seafood : Ren Joseph Casanova
Quick Fire Salad : Prince Ruecarl Patino
U.S. Pork : Jimmy Manalo and Vincent Sison
Wedding Cakes : David Socrates
Bread Pastry Showpiece : Chris Balane
Fantasy Desserts : Armin Oliquino
World-class Chefs of Marriott Hotel Manila
Whether it is the balance of taste and flavors or the intricacy of details, the judges were all visibly impressed by the performance of the Marriott Hotel Manila chefs.
For global cuisine by world-class chefs, visit Marriott Hotel Manila and be the next judge of these award-wining chefs. Call (02) 988-999 and choose among its various restaurants to suit your discerning taste.