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It was a truly unforgettable 5th Anniversary Celebration for Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, The First in Northern Mindanao. The whole day celebration kicked off with a Motorcade in which more than 20 vehicles participated. The following were the motorcade participants: CIC Admin and Staff, CIC Students, Barangay Champions and their respective Barangays (Iponan, Bulua, Carmen, Gusa, Lapasan), and of course, our Participating Sponsors. There was a lunch break after the Motorcade but the formal program was held at the Activity Center of Centrio Mall.

Engr. Edna Dahino, Chairperson Committee on Women and Family Relation, graced the event and delivered the Opening Remarks. It was followed by the presentation of the 1st Kagay-an Barangay Cook-Off Participants who were the Champions from the five selected Barangays (Iponan, Bulua, Carmen, Gusa and Lapasan). A representative from the five Barangay’s, solo or group, also presented Intermission Numbers (song or dance) to keep the audience entertained.

Chef Maria Lourdes C. Caudal, CIC Program Director and Chef Instructor, gave the participants and the audience members a short lecture on Healthy Food and Clean Food; a lecture which will help everyone in attendance about food and sanitation awareness.

While the 1st Kagay-an Barangay Cook Off Competition Grand Finals took place, Ms. Zibrille Pepito (Invited Singer) serenaded everyone with her song numbers and dedicated the last song to the mothers. A Free Dessert Buffet was also open for all of the audience members; the pastries were prepared by our very own Baking Batch F students. The following are the members of the Board of Judges:

Dir. Leo V. Velez (TESDA Provincial Director)
Chef Maria Lourdes C. Caudal (CIC Program Director and Senior Chef Instructor)
Chef Anthony Troy M. Morales (CIC Senior Chef Instructor)

After the formal Cook Off, the Board of Judges deliberated on which groups were to be awarded with the Special Awards and the Grand Awards. The following are the Awards and the Awardees:

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Best in Taste: Barangay Carmen
Best in Teamwork: Barangay Bulua
Best in Plated Dish: Barangay

GRAND AWARDS:

CHAMPION: Barangay Iponan
Members:     Gwendolyn E. Abella
                   Annabella I. Bandala
                   Daisyre Enerio
                   Annalyn M. Osabel
                   Crisan Trinidad M. Osabel

1ST PLACE: Barangay Bulua
    Members:    Greceilda Merlas
                      Esmeraliza M. Alforque
                      Laarni C. Enero
                      Phoebe Z. Avancena
                      Phoebe P. Maagad

2ND PLACE: Barangay Lapasan
    Members:    Sarah C. Gemina
                      Letty S. Alga
                      Arlyn Jean R. Caayupan
                      Wiina R. Nalaza
                      Belen L. Banguis

3RD PLACE: Barangay Carmen
    Members:    Merlyn M. Majarocon
                      May Ann L. Ruiz
                      Divina Tizza Cole
                      Grace F. Orias
                      Frances Lumba

4TH PLACE: Barangay Gusa
    Members:    Rhesa Marie B. Roferos
                      Teresa A. Salcedo
                      Lovillia G. Estanilla
                      Cresensiana D. Pahunang
                      Brenda Frinal

Congratulations to the all of the Winners!

CIC wishes to thank all of the sponsors who supported our 5th Anniversary Celebration last May 8, 2015 and also to Centrio Mall for the partnership. If it weren’t for all of your support, the celebration wouldn’t have been a huge success. Below are our Official Sponsors last May 8, 2015:

 
Mindanao Daily News                                                
Legacy Sales and Printing Press                               
Robinsons Supermarket                                            
Zam Rent-a-Car                                                     
Mykarelli’s Grill                                                          
Del Monte Phils. Inc.                                                  
Beb’s Corner                                                           
Greatlab                                                                    
Dessert Strip                                                           

Nummies Sweet Shop
Gulp Juicery
Graphic All-in Store
Cherry Mobile
VJANDEP
Fresca Salsa by Que Rico
Professional World Academy (PWA)
Apollo Chocolates
Alfe Commercial
 

Also, a HUGE THANKS to all of the students who volunteered and attended this activity. We may not be able to list all of your names here, but your CIC Family is very happy with your hands that high-fived with us last May 8. Let's go, CIC Family!

Happy 5th Anniversary, CIC!