Thursday, January 19, 2012

Moulinex You Cook Video Recipe Challenge Year 2 Semi-Finals

The Moulinex You Cook is a culinary competition where entries are submitted in video clips showing the ingredients and procedure through a cooking video using Moulinex food preparation products.  This contest is open to currently enrolled Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management students within Metro Manila aged 18 years old and above.
This year’s competition heats up as the Moulinex You Cook Video Recipe Challenge Year 2’s People’s Choice Award is launched on Moulinex Philippines Facebook Fan Page and the official website

Here the contestants prepare their dishes under time pressure.

The judges checks out the works of the participants.

The judges make their comments on each participants' dish.

Anyone of the 16 Semi-Finalists has the chance to win this title. The voting system will close on January 27, 2012 at exactly 12 midnight. The participant who garnered the highest number of votes will be proclaimed winner and shall receive prizes from Moulinex valued partners and sponsors.

This year’s judges are:
Noel Rama (Marketing Consultant of Collins International Trading Corporation)
Laurent Casteret (Food & Beverage Director, Intercontinental Hotel Manila)
Rory Subida (Culinary Directress/Manager of Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center)
Chef Nino Laus (Passionate for Asian-European fusion cuisine, entrepreneur, multi-awarded chef)
Nina Daza-Puyat (Daughter of the Philippine Culinary Icon Ms. Nora Daza, Editor-in-Chief of Appetite Magazine)
Chef Bruce Lim (Filipino-Chinese Chef, schooled in London, Entrepreneur, TV Producer and Host)

From the 20 collected valid video entries for Moulinex You Cook Video Recipe Challenge 2 from 9 participating schools, 16 top qualifiers were screened and evaluated by three qualifying judges, namely Mr. Noel Rama, Ms. Rory Subida and Mr. Laurent Casteret.

Held last January 14, 2012 at the Legaspi Room of Hotel InterContinental in Makati, the Semi-Finalists competed for the slots of the top 8 Finalists for the Championships. In this round, each contestants had 1 ½ hours to cook their submitted recipe and was judged according to the following criteria:

Taste: 30%
Mise En Place/Ease of Preparation 20%
Creativity/Originality 15%
Visual Appeal 15%
Optimization of Moulinex Products 15%
Personality 15%
 Here are some of the mouthwatering dishes the participants had prepared during the cook-off:

Cooking enthusiasts like me are looking forward on January 28, 2012 where 8 Student Chefs from top schools in the Metro will be having a cooking showdown as they vie for the Moulinex You Cook Video Recipe Challenge Year 2 Grand Winner. Up for grabs for the Grand Winner will be Php 40,000 from Moulinex, Stay and Learn Program from Hotel InterContinental Manila and a demo tour with the Moulinex Marekitng Team. The school represented by the winner and his or her mentor shall also be receiving lots of prizes from the participating sponsors.

I'll be keeping you tabs on what will happen in the Grand Finals! Good luck to all our eight Finalists!

Here are the lucky Grand Finalists with the judges! Cheers everyone!


Special thanks to Ms. Norma Galera for providing us the photos and Moulinex for the invites.


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