CHET studes win big in HRT skills competition

By upao - Posted on 19 October 2018

College of Home Economics and Technology (CHET) students win in 12 selected skills competition of the 14th Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) week celebration held in Baguio Country Club and CAP Camp John Hay Trade and Cultural Center on October 4-6, Maravilla M. Senado, Pamela Jeane Remiendo and Archie Tubal, BSHRM students won silver in the Chef Wars.In this category, the team conceptualized for a week and rehearsed for five days.

“Based on the guidelines, we have to make three dishes out of 70% tomato as the main ingredient, therefore, we decided to make a baked tomato omelet, tomato puree rice cake/bibingka topped with bukayo and chili tomato empanadang kamatis with bugnay wine vinaigrette for the competition,” said Amelia G. Bawang, Chairperson of Department of Hospitality Management.

Bawang added that they did not expect to win and represent CAR since it is their first time to join in the category andknowing that Benguet State University is not a culinary school.

The team will represent Luzon in the Grand Finals of the National Food Showdown on October 25-28, 2018 at Elements, Elton Centris, Quezon City.

“The team will do their best for we know that they have the potential, skill, determination and passion in cooking,” Bawang emphasized. Likewise, Guia Joy A. Angyok, BSHE student earned a silver medal in coffee concoction. Bronze medallists include Celeste Benter, Curin Flyn Molitas, Sheena Ayadi, Catherine Pasiteng and Kevin Kurt Ramos in events planning; Niko Laza in napkin folding, Decci Kate Cabanas in floral bouquet ; Sheena Bryan and Shyna Cheng Tuazon in plated dessert; Reshein Camiling Zaparita in table centerpiece design.

Diplomas or recognition for passing the judges’ test were given to Cara S. Bentres and Renz Jobert Toralba for KlasikaKulinarya; PrecyYagyagan and Gwil A. Bentres for Soup Bowl,;Judy Ann De Jesus and Alyssa Francine Osboken for Pasta and sauce showdown; Shiela Mae F. Begawan for Fruit and vegetable carving and Jezter Cobardo and Carlo Jay Caga Madarang.

“We do not have an edge when it comes to trainings but we can say that thelearnings of the students here in the university polished their innate and developing skills in culinary,” Bawang ended.

HRT week is a showcase of skills in hospitality, restaurant and tourism where students and professionals compete in various events.//Mike L. Payangdo