UM hosts Mindanao leg of Pilmico’s Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition
The University of Mindanao Hotel and Restaurant Management’s complete facilities proved topnotch as eleven teams from all over Mindanao showcased their original bread creations last Saturday, September 30 in a bid to enter the grand finals of the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition in November.
The event started in 2016 and held by Pilmico Foods Corporation, along with their partners Max’s Corner Bakery, Max’s Restaurant, and the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin program of the Aboitiz company.
All of the contestants, ranging from students to baking hobbyists, had to make their breads at the UM Hotel and Restaurant Management facility and presented it to judges ; which included Charisse Puentespina, Managing Director for Malagos Garden and Malagos Chocolates, Monette Aldos, Business Unit Head for Max’s Corner Bakery; and Paul Maguma, Regional Sales Manager for Flour of Pilmico, the official partners of the event.
Emerging triumphant in the event held at the University of Mindanao Matina campus were Pancho Galvez Jr. and Marvin Mangubat, employees from Park Inn by Radisson Hotels in Lanang, with their Rye Durian Cheeseroll and Dobe Mago (Durian-Ube, Mango- Monggo (Red Bean)) Cheesebread.
The team of Richard Doloza and Aldrin Fajardo, with their Pan Bisaya and Pan de Coco with Sesame creations, won second place.
“We’re really excited to be able to showcase the best [ingredients] of the region,” said Galvez, who along with Mangubat won P10, 000, as well as P5, 000 worth of gift certificates from Max’s Restaurant, and exclusive training from Pilmico Research and Training Bakery.
UM HRM Professor Glinda Galgo, also custodian for the HRM Department was onhand to thank the guests and organizers for partnering with UM for the event.
“Despite the many ingredients available now on the market [for pastry and bread making], it’s always good to revisit what is ours. Show your Mindanao pride,” said Puentespina in her address to the competitors.
Galvez and Mangubat will be meeting with other finalists from Luzon and Visayas on November 16 for the finals round at University of Sto. Tomas in Manila.
The winning team of the competition stands to win P30, 000 cash, P15, 000 worth of Max’s Restaurant gift certificates, trophies, medals, and to have their creations sold at Max’s Corner Bakery outlets across the country.