Over 300 aspiring chefs from 52 schools and universities competed in the 2017 Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (Manila). This event was the culmination of the national roadshow that began last August 2016 in Cagayan de Oro and October 2016 at Cebu City.
|UCC Judges composed of Culinary and Nutrition experts scrutinize entries|
|St. Dominic College of Asia is the Umami Bowl Champion of the 2017 Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge.|
|Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil graced the stage of the 2017 Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge|
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, who are both Ajinomoto endorsers, also graced the event to provide encouragement for all the student-competitors and kicked-off the event’s highly anticipated awarding ceremony.
|The National Cooking Showdown Champion for Best Filipino Umami Dish is University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines|
Best Filipino Umami Dish – National entry: Grilled Vegetables and Boneless Bangus Stuffed with Sweet Potato
|The National Cooking Showdown Champion for My Own Umami Creation is University of St. La Salle-Bacolod|
|My Own Umami Creation - National entry: Pan Seared Salmon with Spicy Carrot Puree and Grilled Tomato|
|Luzon’s first place winner for Best Filipino Umami Dish is Perpetual Help College -Manila|
Best Filipino Umami Dish – Luzon entry: Bringhe Piyanera Chicken Roulade
|Luzon’s first place winner for My Own Umami Creation is Chiang Kai Shek College|
|My Own Umami Creation - Luzon entry: Zucchini Noodles in Coconut Water|
|Luzon’s first place winner for Umami Master 2017 is Polytechnic University of the Philippines|
|Umami Master 2017 – Luzon’s winning entry: Tempeh Triangles with Yogurt Sauce on Lemongrass Risotto|
|A spread of umami or delicious food|