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Top Culinary, Mixology Experts To Judge Tanduay Rum Fest’s Food And Bartending Contests

Tanduay Rum Festival In Bacolod

Kicking off the activities in the first-ever Tanduay Rum Festival in Bacolod are exciting culinary and mixology contests that will have leading names in the industry as judges

Tanduay Rum Festival In Bacolod

Tanduay Rum Festival in Bacolod

The finals of the Culinaria Competition will have Victoria Beckley, Benedict John Uy, Nico Millanes, Don Angelo Colmenares, and Sammy Nuarbe.

Beckley is the Events Director of the World Gourmet Summit. She is responsible for bringing together top international chefs as featured chefs in one of the most-awaited gastronomy events in Singapore. She is also currently the National Sales and Marketing Director of Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd in Singapore.

Industry veteran and multi-awarded chef Uy, on the other hand, is the owner of Planta Hotel, and Daily Skillet and East Bites restaurants in Bacolod. An Enderun alumni, Millanes is the owner of three restaurants – Terrasse Bistro and Portiko Cafe & Lounge, both located in Bacolod, and Catch of the Day at the Podium in Ortigas.

Tanduay Rum Festival In Bacolod

Ms. Victoria Beckley, Events and Marketing Director, Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd in Singapore, organizer

Colmenares, meanwhile, is the owner of Berbeza Bistro and has been a featured guest chef in various culinary expositions in the country, while Nuarbe is a broadcast journalist, who is also the owner of Bacolod-based culinary school, Great Harvest.

To be held on Aug. 17, the Culinaria Competition will have two categories: Savory and Dessert or “Postre” as they call it in Negros. Contestants will be challenged to create their own rum-infused dishes using locally-sourced ingredients.

Likewise, to be held on the 17th is the mixology contest where participants will get to show off their skill in bartending and cocktail mixing. One of its three judges will be mixology expert Ricky Paiva, whose 16-year career in the industry includes managing airport bars and opening a World’s Top 50 bar.

Tanduay Rum Festival In Bacolod

Mr. Ricky Paiva, Singapore-based mixology expert whose 16-year career in the industry includes managing airport bars and opening a World’s top 50 Bars

The winners of the culinary and mixology contests will receive the following: Php 25,000 for the champions; Php 15,000 for the first runners-up; and Php 10,000 for the 2nd runners-up.

Apart from the culinary and mixology contests, this year’s Tanduay Rum Festival will hold contests for barrel art painting and street dancing, and a 5k Run.

Capping off the event is a float parade and a concert featuring Sandwich; Idol Philippines’ Dan Ombao and Miguel Ordon; rapper Mike Swift; and Bacolod’s Project Juan, Barbie na Doll, and Cali Island.

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Dhadha Garcia is a lifestyle blogger from Bacolod, PH. She is a mompreneur, a full-time blogger, and a content creator. She started blogging in 2007 and became one of the pioneers of the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. (NBSI) in 2009, where she has received several awards and nominations for her blogs. She also writes at www.twenteenmom.com and www.classysweets.com.

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