Dubbed as the Ultimate Gastronomic Showdown, The Malakas at Maganda: The Surge of Filipino Cuisine – Cebu Goes Culinary 2023 is expected to be an exciting gastronomic experience as it will showcase the best among professionals and academe in the region. The annual event will occur from September 30 to October 1, 2023, at the SM Seaside City Skyhall and Atrium Areas.
“We are thrilled to bring Malakas at Maganda: The Surge of Filipino Cuisine to Cebu Goes Culinary 2023. This event not only celebrates our rich culinary heritage but also fosters healthy competition among the finest chefs in the region,” said Mr. Alfred Reyes, HRRACI President.
Various categories will show the skill, creativity, and passion for Filipino cuisine of the competitors.
The much-awaited Klasika Moderna Kulinarya, also known as the Battle Royale, will challenge chefs to come up with innovative renditions of traditional dishes. Adding to the excitement, a secret ingredient will be unveiled during the competition.
Skilled contestants will vie for regional cuisine supremacy at The Compleat Chefs competition. Suka and Bagoong will take center stage as featured ingredients. Meanwhile, the celebrated Visayan SUTUKIL (Sugba, Tuwa, Kilaw) steals the spotlight.
Enthusiasts can expect a feast of culinary innovation in regional Pica-pica and the renowned Cebuano Puso, as top chefs push the boundaries of flavor and creativity.
Elite bartenders and barista will put in a show of culinary artistry of flair-tending, cocktail, and mocktail mixing at the Culinary Flair competition. They will create coffee and tableya concoctions that showcase the pinnacle of mixology mastery.
Table Setting that features a floral centerpiece will showcase the perfect fusion of aesthetics and taste and see the top banquet teams vie for the title of the best table setting and design teams in the industry.
Prepare for a delectable showdown in the Sweet Revenge segment, where kakanins and cakes steal the spotlight. Contestants will tantalize judges’ palates with their exquisite creations of Filipino delicacies and delightful desserts.
Cebu Goes Culinary 2023 is set to captivate food enthusiasts, industry professionals, and the general public alike. Mark your calendars for this gastronomic showcase that promises an unforgettable experience for all.
Food enthusiasts and culinary students can witness chefs rise to culinary greatness. Tickets are available at very affordable price.
Cebu Goes Culinary, presented by HRRACI and NFS, celebrates Filipino cuisine and culinary talents in Central Visayas. For the past fourteen (14) years, The NFS, led by its Over-All-Chair, Ms. Myrna D. Segismundo, and esteemed personalities in the culinary and hotel industries, has partnered with regional Tourism and Hospitality organizations for this annual gastronomic extravaganza.