Cebu City – July 20, 2023
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary odyssey like no other as Cebu Goes Culinary 2023 presents “Malakas at Maganda: The Surge of Filipino Cuisine.” Proudly co-presented by the esteemed Hotels Resorts and Restaurants Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRACI) and the renowned National Food Showdown (NFS), this highly anticipated annual event is all set to take the stage from September 30 to October 1, 2023, at the exquisite SM Seaside City Skyhall and Atrium Areas. Therefore, get ready to witness the ultimate gastronomic showdown, where culinary virtuosos will leave you spellbound!
The Battle Royale – Klasika Moderna Kulinarya
In a thrilling display of culinary prowess, the region’s top chefs will lock horns in the much-awaited Klasika Moderna Kulinarya, also known as the Battle Royale. Similarly, these masterful chefs will redefine traditional Filipino dishes with their innovative renditions, tantalizing taste buds and challenging the boundaries of culinary artistry.
The Complete Chefs – A Symphony of Regional Flavors
Prepare to be swept off your feet as The Complete Chefs competition showcases a culinary clash of the titans. Meanwhile, skilled contestants will compete for regional cuisine supremacy, spotlighting the beloved Visayan SUTUKIL (Sugba, Tuwa, Kilaw) and featuring the divine flavors of Suka and Bagoong. Besides, Marvel at the spectacle as renowned chefs elevate regional Pica-pica and the iconic Cebuano Puso to the realm of sublime culinary innovation.
Culinary Flair – Artistry in Every Sip
Step into a world of enchantment at the Culinary Flair competition, where elite bartenders and baristas will mesmerize with their flair-tending, cocktail, and mocktail mixing. To sum up, revel in the brilliance of coffee and tableya concoctions, each sip revealing a symphony of creativity and mastery in mixology. Prepare to be dazzled as every sip transports you to a realm of unparalleled flavor and artistry.
Table Setting with Floral Centerpiece – Fusion of Aesthetics and Taste
Witness the harmonious fusion of aesthetics and taste at the Table Setting with floral centerpiece segment, where top banquet teams compete for the coveted title of the best in the industry. Experience an exquisite tableau of culinary artistry as each table setting and design transcends the boundaries of visual delight.
Sweet Revenge – A Symphony of Flavors
Indulge your sweet tooth as the Sweet Revenge segment takes center stage, celebrating the art of kakanins and cakes. Therefore surrender to the sweet symphony that unfolds before your eyes!
Additionally, Malakas at Maganda: The Surge of Filipino Cuisine* is not just a celebration of our rich culinary heritage but also a platform for fostering healthy competition among the finest chefs in the region.
As a culinary extravaganza like no other, *Cebu Goes Culinary 2023* promises to captivate food enthusiasts, industry professionals, and the general public alike. Mark your calendars for this unforgettable gastronomic showcase that celebrates the finest chefs rising to culinary greatness. As a result, the yearly gourmet feast continues to be an inspiration and a source of joy under the illustrious leadership of Ms. Myrna D. Segismundo, Over-All-Chair of NFS, and the renowned figures in the food and hospitality industries.