The annual Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) 2015 is slated on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Hall 2 of the SMX Convention Hall from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. On its 6th year, UCC organizer, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation, puts together the best culinary teams from Luzon-VisayasMindanao in one (1) cooking arena to showcase their masterful culinary creations. UCC is the biggest, intercollegiate, multi-category culinary competition that focuses on the delicious potential of umami, the 5th basic taste. The event attracts HRM and Nutrition students in 54 schools coming from NCR, Ilocos, CALABARZON, Central Luzon and Bicol Regions and regional winners from Visayas and Mindanao. Apart from the Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao Cooking Showdown, UCC 2015 features three (3) competition categories: Best Filipino Umami Dish, My Own Umami Creation and My Eat Well, Live Well® Plate. The competing teams will be judged based on intensity of their dish’s umami taste, culinary technique and creativity, dish preparation and plate presentation. One of the major criteria is the Eat Well, Live Well.® Cooking, which referred to culinary nutrition or the integration of culinary skills and nutrition knowledge to create delicious and nourishing umami dish. Winners will receive cash prizes: first place winners P10,000, second place winners P8,000 and third place winners P5,000. National Showdown winners will receive PhP 15,000. Major prizes also include gifts from UCC 2015 sponsors: La Germania, Solane, Fujidenzo and Masflex. Ajinomoto® advocates culinary nutrition embodied in its slogan Ajinomoto® Eat Well, Live Well.
Leading technical experts in food, nutrition and medicine will also provide valuable insights to studentcompetitors to solidify their background in culinary nutrition and educate them about umami and its role in health and nutrition. Umami, the scientifically recognized and proven 5th basic taste alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, was first identified and isolated by Dr. Kikunae Ikeda of Tokyo Imperial University in 1908. *** Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise.
LIST OF SCHOOLS (AS OF JANUARY 27, 2015)
ACADEMY OF ASIA SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY AND ARTS ASIAN; INSTITUTE OF MARITIME AND STUDIES; BENEDICTO COLLEGE; BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY; CALAYAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION; CENTRAL LUZON OF COLLEGE AND TECHNOLOGY; CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY- MALOLOS; COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN DE LETRAN- LAGUNA; COLEGIO DE SAN LORENZO; COLLEGE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION; DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY- DASMARIÑAS; DE LOS SANTOS STI- COLLEGE; DOMINICAN COLLEGE (SAN JUAN); DR. CARLOS S. LANTING; EMILIO AGUINALDO COLLEGE (MANILA); FACILITIES MANAGEMENT COLLEGE; FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY; FIRST ASIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND HUMANITIES (FAITH); GREEN VALLEY COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.; HERCOR COLLEGE; HOLY CROSS OF DAVAO COLLEGE; JOSE RIZAL UNIVERSITY; LA CONSOLACION COLLEGES- TANAUAN; LA CONSOLACION COLLEGES- NOVALICHES; LAGUNA COLLEGE; LYCEUM OF SUBIC BAY; LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY (CAVITE); MALAYAN COLLEGE LAGUNA; MANILA TYTANA COLLEGE; MARIANO MARCOS STATE UNIVERSITY; MARIANO QUINTO ALLARILLA; POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE MARINERS'; POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES FOUNDATION; METROPOLITAN MEDICAL CENTER-COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY; MIRIAM COLLEGE; OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOR COLLEGE (OLOPSC); PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MARIKINA; PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY; PARTIDO STATE UNIVERSITY; PERPETUAL HELP COLLEGE MANILA; PHILIPPINE CULTURAL COLLEGE PHINMA; ARAULLO UNIVERSITY; POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (SAN JUAN); ROGATIONIST COLLEGE; SAINT FRANCIS OF ASISSI COLLEGE; SAN PEDRO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; SOUTHEAST ASIAN COLLEGE; ST. DOMINC COLLEGE OF ASIA; TARLAC STATE UNIVERSITY; TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES; UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM DALTA-MOLINO; UNIVERSITY OF RIZAL SYSTEM (ANTIPOLO); UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS; UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST (MANILA); WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PHILIPPINES.
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