|The National Cooking Showdown Champion for My Own Umami Creation is University of St. La Salle-Bacolod|
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, who are both Ajinomoto endorsers, also graced the event to provide encouragement for all the student-competitors and kicked-off the event’s highly anticipated awarding ceremony.
|Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil graced the stage of the 2017 Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge|
The Grand Prize winners for the Ajinomoto® UCC’s National Culinary Showdown came from VIZMIN: University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines from Cagayan de Oro for the Best Filipino Umami Dish Category and University of St. La Salle – Bacolod for the My Own Umami Creation Category. Each school received PhP 15,000.00 in cash, medals and certificates. For the Luzon culinary competitions the big winners were Perpetual Help College –Manila, Chiang Kai Shek College and Polytechnic University of the Philippines. The Umami Bowl Award and PhP 50,000-worth of kitchen appliances were bagged by St. Dominic College of Asia for receiving the highest accumulated score in major categories.
|The National Cooking Showdown Champion for Best Filipino Umami Dish is University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines|
|My Own Umami Creation - National entry: Pan Seared Salmon with Spicy Carrot Puree and Grilled Tomato|
|Best Filipino Umami Dish – Luzon entry: Bringhe Piyanera Chicken Roulade|