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Brimming with purpose and vision, the support and encouragement that the firstever Manila Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) garnered just added luster to its well-deserved triumph. MFWF highlights the solid competence of the Philippine cuisine at par with the global culinary arena. It showcases not only the food but also the camaraderie found in the local scene and the culture imbibed in every cooking tradition and practice. The Culinary Education Foundation (CEF) spearheaded this event with the Department of Tourism: It’s More Fun in the Philippines together with their willful sponsors and media partners. The 4-day event kicked off last Friday, February 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds. Setting not only their skillets but also the stage on fire, the Top 6 Pinoy Celebrity Chefs engaged in a friendly competition for the Food Truck Cook-Off. Each truck featured uniquely interesting food items and entertaining aesthetics as well.

CCA’s Chef Tristan entertains happily questions

Heading towards the end, fun awards were given to each of the chefs: 1. Brgy. Fiesta Award, chef with most number of supporters, went to Chef Robby Goco 2. Nakakahon Award, most OC (obsessive-compulsive) chef, went to Chef Bruce Lim 3. Palabok Award, the chef that had the most entertaining gimmicks, went to Chef Sau del Rosario 4. Nakakape Award, most energetic chef, went to Chef Marvin Agustin 5. Fastest Finger Award went to Chef Florabel Co 6. Malakas ang Dating Award went to Chef Tristan Encarnacion



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