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Kumbira Masters 2019: The 23rd edition of Oro’s culinary show and competition

(Updated) – Featuring the food basket of countries Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, Kumbira Masters 2019 successfully made it to its 3-day event. One of the core events for the Higalaay Festival 2019, the longest-running Culinary Show in Mindanao commenced on the morning of August 14. The Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) made the event possible together with its major sponsors Del Monte and Solane. This year, around 500 participants all over Mindanao (and Palawan) joined the annual cooking show, bartending and latte art competition. Moreover, creative food exhibits and masterclasses from prominent chefs also took place. Check out below our shots during the 3-day event.  

Day 1 – Ribbon Cutting and Opening Ceremony

kumbira-2019-day-1 kumbira-cutting-ceremony kumbira-19-jingle kumbira-mayor-moreno kumbi-the-mascot kumbira-19-emcees kumbira-19-judges kumbira-19-vip   An hour later, Chef Datu Shariff Khaled Pendatun began his master class on Connecting the Flavors of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines (BIMP). master-class-pendatun master-class-bimp-flavors  

Creative Food Exhibition

Creative Ham Garnishing kumbira-hamonda-1 kumbira-hamonda-2 kumbira-hamonda-3 kumbira-hamonda-4 kumbira-hamonda-5   BIMP celebration cake exhibit kumbira-creative-cake-1 kumbira-creative-cake-2 kumbira-creative-cake-3 kumbira-creative-cake-4 creative-cake-3 creative-cake-s2 creative-cake-s1   Fiesta buffet Table setting showcasing the flavors of BIMP kumbira-table-BIMP kumbira-19-table-setting  

Products exhibition and other booths

girl-with-dried-mangoes torani-bottles exhibit-with-guy bimp-barbie-doll lady-in-red native-higala  

First-round competitions

Cake Decorating Competition   Bamboo Floral Centerpiece competition  

Day 3 Random Shots


Kumbira Masters: Latte Art Competition – Finals


Masterclass: Basic Cooking Techniques with Chef Norbert Gandler


Kumbira Masters: Mixology – Finals


Kunbira Masters: Live Cooking Competition – Finals

See you next year for another flavorful celebration!
— Kumbira Masters 2019 is one of the 15 Core Events in commemorating the feast of the patron saint of the city, St. Augustine.

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