TINALO ng Enderun Colleges ang dalawang culinary schools sa ginawang first-ever Great Taste Culinary Competition na pinanguhan ng U.S. Embassy in the Philippines at U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture sa pakikipagtulungan ng Lyceum of the Philippines University.
Ang team na nagmula sa Enderun Colleges ang tumalo sa grupong galing sa De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde at Lyceum of the Philippines University. Bawat grupo ay may tatlong culinary students at isang coach kung saan ay naghanda sila ng appetizer, main dish at desserts gamit ang U.S. ingredients— U.S. beef, turkey, potatoes, cheese, raisins, at nuts.
Sinabi ni U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim na ang mga lumahok na estudyante ay “tomorrow’s top chefs” at ang kompetisyon ay: “an example of the strong cultural collaboration between our two countries and our shared passion for food.”
Sa paggamit ng high-quality U.S. ingredients, naghanda ang Enderun Colleges ng three dishes: Evolution of Pho with U.S. beef carpaccio and dumpling, Turkey Jambonette and Terrine with U.S. potato puree and U.S. turkey, at Modern Pecan Tart with U.S. pecan praline and U.S. raisin and almond ice cream. Namangha ang mga hurado sa lasa, pagkakahanda at presentasyon ng dishes.
“Every dish in this competition was exceptional, and it was very difficult to choose between them. The students’ creativity really came through. Not only was every item beautifully executed, but they all exhibited an originality that reflected the unique culinary personality of the chef that created them,” ayon kay U.S. Embassy Agricultural Counselor Ralph Bean.
Para ma-highlight ang culinary skills ng up-and-coming Filipino chefs, ipinakikita ng Great American Taste Culinary Competition ang availability, variety, at potential uses ng U.S. food ingredients. Ang Pilipinas ang largest U.S. food at beverage export market sa Southeast Asia na ang sales noong 2017 ay umabot sa mahigit $1 billion. CT SARIGUMBA