Provincial Government of Bulacan

Dishes with banana win Kalutong Bulakenyo cook fest

A TASTE OF KALUTONG BULAKENYO. Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado together with Board Member Felix Ople and Chef Pablo “Boy” Logro awards the ceremonial checks to Joseph T. Siquig and Jinky Jane B. Porneso, student representatives from First City Providential College, City of San Jose del Monte for being one of the champions with P15,000 cash prize and winning the Best in Presentation Special Award with P3,000 cash incentive in “Kalutong Bulakenyo” held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, Tuesday morning. Also in the photo are the judges (L-R of the first row) Cecil Custodio, Nutrition Supervisor from DepEd Bulacan, Emily David from the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 3 and Provincial Agriculture Officer Ma. Gloria Carrillo. Inset: Chef Logro and the other judges tasting the Banana Peel in Caldereta Sauce that Siquig and Borneso prepared.

CITY OF MALOLOS – Banana Peel in Caldereta Sauce and Squash Flower with Malunggay and Banana Blossoms were the two dishes that tasted best and won the first prize in the “Kalutong Bulakenyo” cooking competition held earlier today at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city.

For the students category, Joseph Siquig and Jinky Jane Porneso of the First City Providential College from the City of San Jose Del monte took home P15,000 first prize and the Best in Presentation special award with P3,000 cash incentive.

Ranked second was the Organic US Black Angus Rib Eye Steak ala Chateau Briande of La Consolacion University of the Philippines – College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management and received P10,000 while the Adobong Dilaw sa Aligue at Gata with Pinoy Maki of Centro Escolar University College of Hospitality and Management won the third place and took home P7,000.

As for the Kababaihan sa Nayon category, the Barangay Health Workers Risza Castro and Ma. Nerissa Martin also took home P15,000 first prize.

The dish called Pulilan’s Manok sa Labong na may Gata of Lingkod Lingap sa Nayon/Asawa ng Magsasaka landed on second and took home P10,000 while RIC San Indefonso’s Pakam got the third place and received P7,000 cash prize.

Aside from being the judge in the said cook fest, Idol sa Kusina host Chef Pablo “Boy” Logro also demonstrated how to cook paella valenciana and lombelo tesenoise.

The renowned chef also thanked the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and the Provincial Agriculture Office for always inviting him to be a part of the yearly celebration of Singkaban Festival.

“Nakatutuwa ang lahat ng mga dumadalo at parang suki na rin ako sa inyong taunang pagdiriwang ng Singkaban at dahil magagaling ang mga kalahok sa kumpetisyon na ito ay natuto rin ako sa mga ginawa nilang presentation at original na recipe,” Logro said.