For four years now, the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, The First in Northern Mindanao, has been consistently celebrating its anniversaries through Outreach Programs in different Barangays in Cagayan de Oro. On its 5th year, this time, CIC shall hold the very first Barangay Culinary Livelihood Program in the city titled Lutong Panginabuhian! with the theme: “Panginabuhian alang sa Kalamboan, I-alagad sa Katilingban.”
The main purpose of this event is for the school to impart and to share the CIC education to mothers and families in different Barangays focusing on practical livelihood topics, recipes and food sanitation. One of the highlights of the BCLP is the Kagay-an Barangay Cook-Off. Five teams comprising five members each are to compete against each other and the dish that the teams shall cook will only be revealed during the Cook-Off.
Barangay Lapasan was the fifth and the last Barangay that CIC visited for the Barangay Culinary Livelihood Program (BCLP) last April 8, 2015. Chef James I. Damasco, one of the CIC Chef Instructors, showcased a free cooking demonstration on different livelihood recipes and the audience members were given a copy of the recipes. The Cook Off immediately followed together with the announcement on the recipe that the participants will cook. Most of the participants are members of the Barangay Women’s Development Council (BWDC). The program was more enjoyable with a raffle of CIC novelty and intermission numbers from the BWDC member.
The following are the names of the Champions for the Cook off:
Gemina, Sarah C.
Alga, Letty S.
Caayupan, Arly Jean R.
Nalaza, Diina R.
Banguis, Belen L.
Best in Taste: Group 5
Best in Plating: Group 1
Best in Teamwork: Group 5
The winning groups received a certificate of recognition for their group while the runners up received certificates for their participation during the BCLP Cook Off. The Champions received a FREE one day Culinary and Baking Workshop at Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro as well as CIC novelty items and certificates.
CIC would like to thank the following key persons for having us and for the support we received for the Barangay Culinary Livelihood Program:
Hon. Omar De La Cerna Labuntog, Brgy. Captain
Kag. Julito D. Ogsimer, Chairman Committee on Women & Livelihood
Mrs. Thelma Q. Calipes, BWDC President
Congratulations to the winners!
Watch out for the Grand Finale of Barangay Cook-Off Challenge coming very soon!!!