The judges, led by Chef Alan Palmer, brief the competitors before the big reveal of the Pencil Box’s contents.
Aaron Iori: MLA Regional Manager, South East Asia/The Chinas briefs the participants about Australian Beef
The Judges: (From L to R) Chef Alan Palmer, Chef Jason Koh, Aaron Iori and Chef Jessie Sincioco
MLA Young Chef Pencil Box 2011 Champion, Grechelle Yzsa Chua from First Gourmet Academy prepares her ingredients File: MLA-PB-Pic002
The judges debrief the participants before the awarding ceremony. File: MLA-PB-Pic003
MLA Young Chef Pencil Box Culinary Challenge 3 rd Runner Up: Ulysses S. Apoderado File: MLA-PB-Pic004
MLA Young Chef Pencil Box Culinary Challenge 1 st Runner-up: Candice Ang from the Center for Culinary Arts
MLA Young Chef Pencil Box Culinary Challenge Champion: Grechelle Yzsa Chua from First Gourmet Academy
The first MLA Young Chef Pencil Box Culinary Challenge in the Philippines had 12 participants from the leading culinary institutions in the country.
Australian Beef with red wine sauce reduction with deglazed onions & white sauce pasta w/ cilantro, broccoli and cheese The winning Australian Beef dish of Champion Grechelle Chua from First Gourmet Academy
Pan-fried saddle of Australian lamb with Lyonnais potato, vegetables in tomato sauce and red wine sauce The winning Australian Lamb dish of Champion Grechelle Chua from First Gourmet Academy
Stir-fried Australian beef rump, black pepper sauce pasta, cilantro oil, sautéed vegetables Australian Beef dish of 1 st runner up, Candice Ang from the Center of Culinary Arts
Crusted Australian Lamb Loin, Red Wine Reduction, Braised Fennel, Tempura Vegetables, Chili Oil & Potato and Pumpkin Gnocchi Australian Lamb dish of 1 st runner up, Candice Ang from the Center of Culinary Arts
Pasta with pumpkin sauce and sautéed Australian beef Australian Beef dish of 2nd runner up, Ulysses Apoderado from The Kitchen Academy
Crusted Australian Lamb Steaks with Onion Rings Australian Lamb dish of 2nd runner up, Ulysses Apoderado from The Kitchen Academy