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                               PHILIPPINE KULINARYA THROWDOWN

                            A show of talents and creativity in Filipino cuisine

Chefs, cooks, students and culinary enthusiasts of Philippine dishes are invited to participate in a Philippine culinary showdown.   Dubbed as Philippine Kulinarya Throwdown, the competition is done in two divisions:  Professional and Amateur and is open to residents of Northern California and at least 18 years of age.  Professionals are those that have professional culinary training and/or have worked as a chef/cook in a restaurant while the amateurs are those that have passion for cooking Filipino dishes but have not been gainfully employed as chefs or cooks in restaurants.

The competition will be staged in two rounds.  Six semi-finalists in each category will be selected on August 14, 2010 at the SOMA Room, 2nd Floor, Metreon at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street corner 4th Street in San Francisco as part of the annual Pistahan Festival.  Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:  creativity, presentation and taste.    One entry per contestant is permitted.  The final competition will be held on October 24, 2010 in celebration of the Filipino-American History Month.  The grand winner of each category will receive a round trip ticket to the Philippines and a tour to culinary destinations.

Interested participants are requested to submit their short biodata/credentials and recipe of  their dish no later than 02 August 2010 to the Philippine Tourism Office, Philippine Consulate General located at 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.  Accompanying photos or videos of the preparation are strongly recommended.  For more information and guidelines of the contest, please send email to or call (415) 956.4060, or log on to

This project is initiated by the Philippine Consulate General and its attached agencies, namely, the Department of Tourism, the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Philippine National Police with the support of Filipino American Arts Exposition.