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

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(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

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An hour later, Chef Datu Shariff Khaled Pendatun began his master class on Connecting the Flavors of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines (BIMP).

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Creative Food Exhibition

Creative Ham Garnishing

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BIMP celebration cake exhibit

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Fiesta buffet Table setting showcasing the flavors of BIMP

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Products exhibition and other booths

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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.

Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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