Open Call for Kulinarya Contestants

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Photo by Monica Quesada Cordero.

Photo by Monica Quesada Cordero.

Contestants are invited to participate in the QUALIFYING ROUND – Professional Division of 4th Kulinarya Cooking Competition to be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 6PM – 7:30PM at the Philippine Center Social Hall, 5th Floor of 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. The competition is open to professional chefs, cooks, food truck vendors, culinary instructors, culinary institute graduates, licensed caterers, or foodies who are currently or have been employed in any of the mentioned capacities.

Contestants will be required to bring one cooked Filipino dish during the Qualifying Round. One contestant will be chosen to represent San Francisco and compete in the CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND – Professional Division scheduled on November 23, 2013 at the City View, Metreon, San Francsico against the finalists from other key cities organized by Philippine Embassy/Consulates General in the United States. The grand winner will receive a cash prize, round trip ticket to the Philippines, hotel stay and a tour of the Philippine Kulinarya destinations to be arranged by Philippine Department of Tourism. The champion will likewise have a chance to showcase his skills and talents at the EAT! Vancouver World Culinary Travel Expo in Vancouver, BC Canada in May 2014.

For more information on the competition, send an email to, call at (415) 956-4060 or log on to

The Kulinarya Culinary Showdown is organized by the Philippine Consulate General including its attached agencies, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine National Police, and Philippine Center Management Board, and in partnership with the Filipino American Arts Exposition and Filipino Cultural Center.

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