Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines launched Chefs on Parade 2013 at Passion Restaurant, Maxims Hotel in Resorts World Manila last Tuesday. It was a rare opportunity to witness the launching of the 28th edition of Chefs on Parade slated on February 28-March 3, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center with Celebrity master chefs like Chef Boy Logro and other international chefs along with Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez. This grand event will feature trade exhibit, cooking demonstration, food workshops and seminars and other gastronomic-related activities. Since 1974, Chefs on Parade had gained more followers with over 26, 000 visitors last year at the SMX Convention Center.
What's in store for COP 2013? They'd have more international flavor to the event like foreign master chefs to conduct demos and judge competitions including Singapore-based Belgian chef Emmanuel Stroobant, host of Asian Food Channel's Chef in Black, two chefs from Alain Ducasse international restaurants- Jerome Lacressioniere and March Chalopin. Alain Ducasse is an internationally-recognized chef and restaurateur from NY to Tokyo, and three stars in Paris, Monte Carlo and London. Both will conduct demos on French cuisine and judge COP competitions. The Puratos Group, worldwide supplier of baking and chocolate ingredients will also be bringing their master baker and pastry chef from Belgium for the said event. A total of 30 mixology and culinary competitions on both professional and student categories, four of which are new to COP: Breakfast-Making, Ice-Carving, Flair-Tending and Dream Team will highlight Chefs on Parade 2013. I am also looking forward to what's in the 286 booth trade exhibits to feature for the first time a Wine Avenue and an Artisinal and Organic Food Avenue and the conferment of the second Larry J. Cruz award to an outstanding Filipino in the culinary field. Best of all, it's a gastronomic feat sure to lure all to food and passion for preparing food! For more information, please contact the HRAP's secretariat at 8162421, fax 8162419, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or visit www.hrap.org.ph/cop, www.chefsonparade.org and like their FB Page https://www.facebook.com/chefsonparade