The Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC), as the First Culinary School in Northern Mindanao, maintains a curriculum at par with international standards and offers numerous class schedules to suit a student’s time preference. With a commitment to help its students complete a Diploma in Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition and/or a Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts, successful CIC graduates have been recognized to easily secure job positions in their chosen field or set up business.
This year was CIC’s 7th Graduation Ceremony and it was held on May 10, 2015 at N Hotel. Families, friends, Chef Instructors, Administration, Faculty, Staff and a Guest Speaker were all present that afternoon. Prior to the Ceremony was the Baccalaureate Mass handled by Rev. Fr. Fermin Tan to seek guidance, wisdom and most importantly receive God’s grace.
The Graduation Ceremony immediately followed. School President Dr. Maria Emilyn B. de Marcaida and the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Karlo R. de Marcaida graced the Ceremony. Together with them were Mr. Alfredo T. Limbaga (Executive Vice President), Celebrity Chef Maria Lourdes C. Caudal (Program Director), Ms. Carla H. Talampas (AVP and School Administrator), and Ms. Edna N. Arante (School Registrar).
The Chef Instructors present were the following: Chef Anthony Troy M. Morales, Chef Nadine Madrigal, Chef Audrey C. Ramos, Chef Candice R. Chan, Chef Hannah Lei G. Tiro and Chef James Israel M. Damasco. Also present were the CIC Admin and Staff.
Chef Jose Lowie “Jay” M. Garife, a Chef and a Businessman who was CIC’s first Fast Track Culinary Student was the Keynote Speaker for the Inspirational Talk to the graduates. Chef Jay shared his personal experience when he was hired as a chef abroad where he cooked for a lot of Hollywood stars before coming back to the Philippines to enroll in CIC. After his Fast Track schooling, Chef Jay established his own restaurants and to name one, he currently owns the famous Taco Surf from Dumaguete. He motivated them to keep their dreams alive especially on their culinary journey because “dreams come true” which he was able to prove to himself.
Ms. Edna N. Arante, School Registrar, presented the graduates and Ms. Carla H. Talampas, AVP and School Administrator confirmed the 38 candidates as graduates. The following are the names of the May 2015 batch of CIC graduates:
DIPLOMA OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN BAKING AND PASTRY ARTS:
CERTIFICATE IN CULINARY ARTS WITH HOLISTIC NUTRITION:
|HUERBANA,||RICHIE ROMEO JR.||A.|
|DELA FUENTE,||FRANZ FORTUNE||T.|
DIPLOMA IN CULINARY ARTS WITH HOLISTIC NUTRITION:
|PRIMERO,||RAMON ANDRE PAULINO|
ASSOCIATE IN CULINARY AND BAKING AND PASTRY ARTS:
- CONCEPCION, SARAH MAE I.
Below are the list of Awards and its corresponding Awardees:
Acapulco, Marissa R.
Ontanillas, Maizel Ann V.
Conception, Sarah Mae I.
BEST IN COMPREHENSIVE EXAM:
Conception, Sarah Mae I.
BEST IN ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING (OJT):
Sausal, Herald Noel T.
Ontanillas, Maizel Ann V.
Pongase, May Rutchel S.
BAKING AND PASTRY ARTS
Concepcion, Sarah Mae I.
Laplana, Maria Teresa C.
Ravidas, Maria Donna T.
“As graduates of Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro we have what is described as “life skills” that can help us reach our greatest potentials. We have something that we can use to make our lives and the lives of those we love, better. We are here, successful, because of the contribution and sacrifices of our families, our friends, and our teachers and mentors, and because of this, we owe them! We owe them a lot! There is no way we can ever repay them back. But there’s so much we can do. We can continue to nurture and develop our skills and talents. We need to be serious about our future lives and this means we need to be responsible and accountable. May our Heavenly Father bless us as we begin our new journey, and may we always cook healthy and delicious food in the years and years to come!”
- An excerpt from the Graduation Speech by
Chef Sarah Mae I. Concepcion, CIC Most Outstanding Student
“This world has many heroes, most of it we know by name. They give their best at what they do, so they deserve their fame. But among all those heroes this world has ever had, there are two more people that we can’t forget to mention and that is our mom and dad. When we hear the word HERO and the great things they have done, it will always remind us of our parents because they are our greatest ones. To all the parents here: thank you for guiding us, training us and shaping us to what we have become now. Your seeds of encouragement have been planted and grown. As we close this door and open another, a big thank you for all your hard work, discipline and love. Your prayers and presence in our lives made us of what we are now, ACHIEVERS. And we salute you, our mighty and wonderful heroes, our mother and father.”
- An excerpt from the Tribute to Parents Speech by
Chef Maizel Ann V. Ontanillas, Bronze Medalist
CIC congratulates the 38 newly vested Chefs and wish them God’s blessing on their future journey. The CIC Family is always proud of its graduates!
Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro is always open for enrollment with different class schedules. Currently these are the batches available for enrollment:
*Culinary Batch 25 (9 Mo. Culinary) – once a week sessions every Friday (accepting late enrollees)
*Culinary Batch 26 (9 Mo. Culinary) – once a week sessions every Sunday
*Culinary Batch Intensive 15 (4.5 Mo. Intensive Culinary) – twice a week sessions every Thursday and Friday
*Baking Batch F (5 Mo. Baking) – once a week sessions every Saturday
Call CIC for reservations: (088) 852-1808; 0917-5039-786; or 0918-9674-857
Enroll now and be a part of the ever growing CIC Family!