SOLANE KITCHEN HERO: Chef’s Edition Leg 1 Competition

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Unique Pinoy specialties highlighted in
Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition

Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, launches its grandest culinary competition. Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition is the first-ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. This regional-to-national cooking tilt will go from north to south, and across 16 regional stops in the country to recognize a new generation of talented chefs.
The first schedule of Regional competition happened last May 24, 2019 at CityWalk Tarlac City. 

“We believe that the Philippines has some of the best and most talented chefs in the world,” says Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo. “Through the Solane Kitchen Hero competition, we aim to recognize these chefs who are vital in bringing Filipino cuisine to the world stage. At the same time, we are on a quest to explore and highlight Filipino specialties that are unique to our provinces.”

For this one-of-a-kind cook-off, the participants were Filipino professional chefs with at least three (3) years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad. They were currently employed as a professional chef in a hotel, restaurant, or any food service establishment. 
The competition will comprise of two (2) rounds. Round one will be the regional competition where contestants from the different provinces per region will compete to determine who among them will represent their region in the national competition. Round two will be the semi-finals and grand finals where all regional champions will cook-off to find out who among them will be hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition. 
Below were the participants for Region 3.
The contestants prepared their Unique Pinoy Specialties to the judges explaining its recipe, preparation and its story. 



The culinary creations will be judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario and bestselling author and Solane Kitchen Hero competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen. It will be based on the following criteria: 50% featured ingredients and 50% originality and creativity.
For the Region 3 Competiton, the winner for Solane Kitchen Hero was Chef Marlon from Pangasinan. 
The winning recipe of Chef Marlon is the Smoked Duck and Arroz Valenciana Arancini with Sampaloc Sauce and Spicy Apple Chutney. 

Here are highlights during the event last May 24, 2019. 
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The hunt for the best Chef continues and The competition will conclude on September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City, Metro Manila. Below is the schedule:
Schedule of Regional Competition Legs

The winner of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al Dente. Minor sponsors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, Fastcat, Chef’s Garb, and National Bookstore.

To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website and Facebook page

For more information, please contact Fuentes Manila:
Kimberly Tsao 0998 987 8362
Jennylyn Prieto 0998 840 5580



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