The 6th Year of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge

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.

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Entrepreneur Magazine launches the Next Big Food Entrepreneur Challenge

In its quest to lend support to those who dream big and hope to contribute to the country through their enterprising capabilities, Entrepreneur Magazine announces the extension of Solane’s Next Big Food Entrepreneur Challenge. Running on its second year, the contest is in partnership with Solane LPG and Mercato Centrale Philippines.

Last year’s winners were husband-and-wife team Ping and Jewel Joven of Ping Gu Mushroom Fries and JR Inciong of Mocktail Madness for the student’s category. They bested other entrants who aspired to be the first Next Big Food Entrepreneur.

The contest is open to all amateur and professional food entrepreneurs, 18 years old and above, who are residing in the Philippines. It is also open to teams composed of three (3) persons who are eligible to join.

Contestants undergo three steps: the Food Taste Test; Food Selling; and Submission of Business Plans. The individual or team that garner the highest-scored business plan shall win a cash prize worth P100,000 tax free, a six (6) month rent-free stall in Mercato or Soderno, and a feature in Entrepreneur and Yummy Magazines.

Interested parties may submit their entries until July 25, 2013 by sending their name, short description of dish concept, email address, mobile number, landline (optional), and desired time in a brown envelope labeled Solane’s Next Big Food Entrepreneur. Entries must be submitted to In-Magazine Promos, Summit Media, 7th floor Robinsons Cybergate Center Tower 3, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong or through fax number 451-8888 local 1074, from Mondays to Fridays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Submissions will be accepted until July 25, 2013 only.

For more details on Solane’s Next Big Food Challenge and for the full mechanics, grab a copy of the June issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide. You can also visit Entrepreneur online at www.entrepreneur.com.ph. Get more updates when you follow them on Twitter via Twitter.com/EntrepreneurPH or like its Facebook page www.facebook.com/entrepreneurmagazine.ph.

Schick Razor Launches Man of Steel Promo

THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN. In tandem with the screening of “Man of Steel”, Schick Razor will be releasing limited edition Schick-Man of Steel Promo Packs.

Superman fans unite! Schick razor has come up with a special edition Superman-marked packs as Man of Steel hits the big screen on June 12.

Transform yourself with Schick by buying any Man of Steel-marked razor packs to get a chance to win free movie tickets in SM Cinemas this June as 250 buyers of these special packs can get two free tickets each.  Consumers can also get a chance to win exciting limited edition Superman premium items such as speakers , headphones, key chains,  and notebooks.

To join, visit www.schicktransform.com/manofsteel. Enter your name, home address, phone number, email and the product barcodes indicated on the promo packs to participate in an electronic raffle draw.

The Schick-Man of Steel promo kits include packs of Exacta 2 regular blue, sensitive green disposable razors, Exacta 2 Kit, Xtreme 3, and Quattro kit and trimmer.

Prizes will be drawn electronically every week beginning May 20, 2013 until August 31, 2013. All winners will be sent an official notification via registered mail, and their names will be posted on www.schicktransform.com/manofsteel and www.schick.com.ph.

Prizes may be claimed at the offices of AXENT Inc. at 4/F Republic Glass Building, 196 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.  Prizes of provincial winners will be sent via courier.

For a clean, well-shaved look and masculine confidence, the Schick-Man of Steel pack is a great skincare toolkit. This new product offering from Schick is a tribute to the upcoming Man of Steel movie, directed by Zack Snyder. Promising to bring a new Superman for a new generation, the movie offers a fresh take on the iconic Super Hero, played in the film by Henry Cavill.

Schick razors offer a simple and effortless shave making it more of a less hassle-free skin care regimen.  Each shave will leave your skin feeling clean, smooth, comfortable and rejuvenated.

Fans will get to see the new film in all local cinemas this June 12 2013, while those wanting to get his manly looks and confidence can grab the Schick-Man of Steel pack in supermarkets, health and beauty, convenience stores, and other retail outlets nationwide. Per  DTI-NCR Permit No.1843 Series of 2013.

About Man of Steel

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder.  Man of Steel is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder.  The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment.  Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers.  Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, MAN Man of Steel.  The film will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX® beginning June 12, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Moulinex You Cook Video Recipe Challenge Year 3

For over three years, Moulinex has been organizing its cooking competition, the Moulinex You Cook Video Recipe Challenge. It is a competition among culinary and hospitality management students, wherein entries are submitted in video clips showing the ingredients and procedure through a cooking demo using Moulinex food preparation products.

On its third year, the Moulinex You Cook Video Recipe Challenge shall be on the lookout for female cooks who have the passion for serving delectable home-cooked meals and can serve as the epitome of the modern woman who appreciates easy preparation of dishes with the use of innovative products such as what Moulinex offers. Moulinex has always been about making the lives of women easier so we would like to recognize and celebrate the cooking prowess of the Filipina women through this project.

MECHANICS: (Who can join)

  • Female, aged 18 to 40 years old
  • Filipino citizen
  • Single or married
  • A resident of National Capital Region or nearby provincial areas
  • Any female who has the abovementioned qualifications can join the competition provided that she:
    • Has not worked and/or is not currently working as a professional cook or chef here in the Philippines or abroad
    • Does not own a restaurant or a culinary school
    • Is not a current instructor of culinary studies or related course in a culinary school, college, or university
    • Not a current student of First Gourmet Academy

Check out Moulinex Facebook Page for full details of You Cook Video Recipe Challenge Year 3