The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) program at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Education (CHaTME) in Holy Cross of Davao College demonstrated their culinary excellence by securing impressive victories in various events. The team emerged as the overall 1st Runner-Up in the prestigious Davao Culinary Cup 2023, held at SM Lanang Premier from May 25 to 27, 2023.
More than just a competition, this event provided a platform to showcase the skills and talents of aspiring chefs in the region.
Dan Daryl Taporoc, Laboratory Assistant of CHaTME, expressed his delight at the performance of the BS in Hospitality Management students.
“We are so happy and proud nga nagrepresent sa school and nag compete mi with other culinary schools, amoang mga kalaban is mga top culinary schools, and maka-proud nga kaya diay namo makigcompete with the top culinary schools sa Mindanao,” Taporoc said.
Dominating the competition, HCDC garnered a total of 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals, outshining other culinary schools in Mindanao throughout the three-day event.
The following are the participants who secured their wins during their respective events:
Coach : Chef Raymond Miñoza, MM
1. Eliezer Erl Anthony Tomas – Gold
2. Chelsea Laiza Rojo
Dress the Cake
1. Dan Daryl Taporoc- Gold
2. Krizia May Lebante
1. Jenny Mae Pasible – Bronze
2. John Kenneth Nogodula
1. Christian kenneth Manto – Bronze
2. Carl Vincent Del Campo – Gold
1. Ralph Balibadlan – Gold
Pasta Challenge (Coach: Ginalyn P. Yretarino, MBA)
1. Nicole Into – Gold
2. Rochyl Joui Reyes – Bronze
Creative Breakfast (Coach: Cindy Jaromay, MM)
1. John Cristopher Umale – Silver
2. Leslie Benituasan – Bronze
Filipino Cuisine (Coach: GR Glenn Araneta, MM)
Albert Gempesaw – Bronze
Joshua Yoldi – Bronze
Ivan Masaudling – Silver
Chrisgie Eway – Silver
Young Chef (Coach: Kimberly Mae Merlow, MM)
Denzie Chusetts Fortuno – Bronze
John Deriel Barbarona Peleño – Bronze
Jovel Betonio Bante Jr.
Seafood/Local Fish (Coach: Ginalyn P. Yreatrino, MM)
1. Edrian P. Fabiania
2. Frederick M. Antoniano
Western Cuisine (Coach: Denzen Louriz Palanas, MM)
1. Dawn P. Zulueta
2. Emman Flores
Plant Based (Coach: Gabriel Carlo Lasa, MM)
1. Josh Baldevia
2. Fianna Luy
Taporoc also expressed his gratitude to Chef Raymond Miñoza, MM, Culinary Specialist of CHaTME, for his continuous guidance and support for the team.
“Tungod sa iyahang guidance, nakaya namo nga magdominate sa Davao Culinary Cup and sa support sa school administration and faculty,” he said.
The CHaTME department expressed their heartfelt appreciation to HCDC President Br. Noelvic H. Deloria, S.C., HCDC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Teresa Fabiania, HCDC Vice President for Operations Rommel F. Momo, and the Program Heads for their continuous support throughout the competition.
The entire HCDC community joins in congratulating all the participants for bringing pride and honor to HCDC.