Last Saturday was a busy day for Food Bloggers. After attending a Kraft Eden Cheese event at the Manila Hotel, we headed to The Stock Market in Bonifacio High Street for another exciting event – The “Century Corned Tuna Bloggers’ Cook-off“.
Being a Chef Wannabe, I always find time to attend an event specially if there’s a Cook-Off or any activity that involves cooking or baking. We arrived way too early in the venue since there’s surprisingly no traffic in Roxas Blvd and Edsa. Upon arrival, I met old friends in Print Media and I was introduced to Chef Rosebud – the beautiful host of Quickfire, one of my favorite among local cooking shows.
The cook-off concept was prepared ala Iron Chef. A similar set of ingredients were provided to both competing teams with the goal of creating an appetizer and a main dish using Century Corned Tuna which should be finished in an hour.
After the food preparations, the food will be judged based on the following criteria : Plating (20%), Originality (20%), Taste (25%) and the Innovative Use of Century Corned Tuna (35%).
Our team decided to prepare Corned Tuna Fusilli Pasta and Corned Tuna Canapes since its easy to prepare and the taste is already somehow familiar.
While the two teams are busy cooking, Chef Rosebud and JM Rodriguez prepared some exciting games for the bloggers and celebrity guests. We were able to finish first and while waiting for the other team to finish, I decided to prepare additional set of Corned Tuna Canapes for others to enjoy:)
Team B which was headed by Ajay were able to cook Corned Tuna Quesadilla for appetizer and Asian-inspired Tuna Pasta with Spinach, Asparagus, Almonds and Miso.
Team B was declared as the winner for the Food Bloggers cook-off and after the announcement, I congratulated Ajay and the rest of her teammates. Our team got Century Bangus Fillet (box of six) for each member as a consolation prize.
That event was actually one of the best food event that I have attended this year. Now I’m so eager to look for recipes that I can cook and feature in this blog with the use of Corned Tuna and Century Bangus Fillet. Soon!!!!
*Apologies for lack of photos, we were busy cooking during the event:) (thanks to Ryan Resurreccion for some photos posted here)
Thank you Century Corned Tuna, Rogue Digital and The Stock Market.