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29 October 2012 via LCC Alumni Association Inc. Facebook page

La Consolacion College Bacolod brought home the bacon in various culinary competitions in the local, regional and national levels since the opening of Academic Year 2012- 2013.

In June 2012, the College’s culinary students bagged all major awards in the cooking competition which was sponsored by the local government of Bacolod in line with its City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Program. John Michael Nacague won 1st place; Jose Santiago Joson III, 2nd place; Nieva Jane Estrada, 3rd place; Norryl Yamazaki, 4th place; and Randy Bernabe in the 5th place.

LCC students were also victorious and the College was declared Overall Champion in the Sabor Bisaya culinary competition which was sponsored by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Negros Occidental (HRANO) in July 2012. Students in culinary and hospitality management from various colleges and universities as well as practicing culinary professionals from all over Negros Occidental took part in the province’s “biggest food expo and culinary competition” according to HRANO.

In the Seafood Challenge, culinary student Mheryl Fernandez won gold medal while BSHM students Karen Baculna and Christine Yulo both got silver medals. Ivy Faulve, Joelyn Gariando and Lebyrinth Ann Tayab got gold medals in the On-the-Spot Cake Decorating Competition while Jason de Oca, Maria Isabel Basañes and Pearl Joy Dequeña received silver medals. In “Na’nam: A Feast of Negrense Flavor” event, Tiffany May Cunahap and Kennt Diamante got gold medals while Ana Carmela Sotomil and Valerie Joyce Castillo won silver medals. Nikko Fernandez won silver in the Creative Fried Rice challenge. Bronze medals were received by Karla Ape and Rhena Amar and the team of jojemar Sevellejo, Mark Timothy Yanson and Mark Launio in the Visayan Cuisine Challenge and “Chefs’ War” events respectively.

In the Bar- and Flair-tending Competition, Emmanuel Lawrence Conlu won a silver medal while Jethro Mark Alunan won a bronze medal.

LCCians also reigned supreme in the SM City Iloilo Culinary Festival. Jason De Oca, Kerwin Pedrera and Nikko Fernandez were declared champion in the “Chef Wars” event. The other LCCians who als qualified in the finals were Ivy Faulve, Joelyn Gariando and Pearl Joy Dequena for the “Creative Cakes” category.

In August 2012, La Consolacion College Bacolod was declared as among the qualifiers in the National Food Showdown (NFS) after it bested contenders in Cebu Goes Culinary, the regional eliminations of NFS which was sponsored by the Hotel, Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI) at the Cebu International Convention Center. Ivy Faulve and Joelyn Gariando were awarded gold medals in “Dress the Cake” event while Jason de Oca won silver medal in “Wedding Cake”. Chef wars participants Jojemar Sevellejo, mark Timothy yanson and Mark Launio also won silver medals in “Chef Wars” while bronze medal was won by Lawrence Emmanuel Conlu and diploma by Jhofrey Banguis in the bartending competition. Later, both Banguis and Conlu were chosen finalists in the NFS national eliminations for flairtending and bartending held at the ABS_CBN Dolphy Theater in manila. Other contestants in Cebu Goes Culinary from LCC Bacolod were Mariel Angelie Faren, Nikko Fernandez and Mhery Fernandez in the “Health and Wellness” category.

In September 2012, the teams from LCC Bacolod bagged the most prestigious culinary award and numerous event-specific awards in Pastry and Table-Setting categories in the 6th National Food Showdown held at the World Trade Center, Manila. LCC Bacolod collected the biggest number of awards yet since the first time it joined NFS three years ago.

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18 October 2012 via LCC Alumni Association Inc. Facebook page


Reaping the biggest number of winnings yet since it joined the prestigious National Food Showdown three years ago, La Consolacion College Bacolod is beaming with pride as it bagged the most coveted culinary award and numerous event-specific awards in the country’s largest annual culinary competition among HRM students and professionals from various colleges, universities and enterprises all over the Philippines this year.

The National Food Showdown showcases the passion, talent and creativity of the hotel, restaurant and catering industry professionals and students of both culinary and HRM schools and universities. The competitions are judged by an impressive roster of F&B professionals such as executive chefs, hotel & restaurant owners, managers and culinary experts from leading food manufacturers and suppliers. This year’s event was dubbed with the theme “Showcasing Culinary Heroes”.

The teams representing La Consolacion College Bacolod bagged the major awards in “The Compleat Chef”, the culinary competition. Nikko Fernandez won gold medal competing against 11 contenders in “The Main Course” event. Mheryl Fernandez and Christine Yulo also won gold in the “Happy Hour” event against 23 contenders. Silver medals were garnered by Rhena Amar in “Amuse Bouche” event against 16 contenders; and the tandem of Nikko Fernandez and Mariel Angelie Faren for “The Soup Kitchen” event.

Kerwin Pedrera won bronze medal in “The Filipino carver” event against 11 other contenders while mentor-chef Benedict John Uy and student Mark Launio also won bronze medal in “The Apprentice Chef”. Diploma award in “The Pantry Chef” event was garnered by Karla Ape and Christine Yulo.

The teams also made significant achievements in other categories. In the “Bar and Dining Challenge”, Jenno Pellejo, Jean Nica De Guzman and Rolen Tayona won Silver medals against 20 contenders in the table setting competition. Kent Diamante won bronze medal in “Dips and Chips” event. Diploma awards were garnered by Anthony Española in “Floral Centerpiece” event; Zalmar Peter Barrameda in “Table Napkin Folding” contest; Jhoffrey Banguis in the “Cocktail Mixing: The Mixmaster”; Laurence Conlu in “Flairtending: The Master Bartender”; Mariel Angelie Faren in “Desert Flambe: It’s Showtime”; Jojemar Sevellejo and Mark Timothy Yanson in “Food Styling” contest.

The cakes and pastry category dubbed as “Sweet Revenge” also brought triumphs for LCC Bacolod. Bronze medals decorated Ivy Faulve, Joelyn Gariando and Pearl Joy Dequena in “Creative Cakes” competition; Ana Carmela Sotomil in the “Baby Cakes” event; and Jocelyn Gariando in “Ensaimada” event. Ivy Faulve and Valerie Joyce Castillo received Diploma awards in “Pastillas and Packaging” and “Cup Cakes” contests respectively.

Among the other team members included Jason de Oca, Jejomar Sevellejo, Mark Timothy Yanson, Tiffany Cunahap, Paul Benedict Castillo, and Lebyrinth Ann Tayab. All are students taking up Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and some of them are specializing in culinary.

The coaches were Chef Benedict John C. Uy for culinary and pastry events; Mr. Roy I. Bulahan and Mr. Jan Marc Menicable for bartending and falirtending events; Mrs. Aireen B. Gedorio and Mr. Angelo Greg Salanda for table setting, floral centerpiece and table napkin folding competitions; and Mr. Warren V. Carmona and Mrs. Precy I. Grecia for the “Petit Four” events.

Jenno Pellejo, member of the school’s food and beverage team said that the experience equipped them with a lot of things that someday can leverage their qualifications for promising careers in the industry.

At the moment, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is p[preparing for “Chefs on Parade”, an international culinary competition which will be held in Manila in February 2013.

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17 October 2012 via LCC Alumni Association Inc. Facebook page


LCCians prevail in 31st NOPSSCEA (Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association) Awards

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27 January 2012 via LCC Alumni Association Inc. Facebook page