Palawan lass is Asia’s culinary star

PUERTO PRINCESA–Palawan lass Raine Bayron-Manuel is Asia’s Culinary Star after beating 200 chefs from 18 countries in the 2nd Asia Culinary Cup held in Thailand recently.

Asia’s 2nd Culinary Cup is an international event where talented chefs from around the globe showcase their culinary skills and innovations. Professional teams compete for gold, silver, and bronze in different categories including Thai, Asian & western cooking, Italian pasta dishes, cold-food and hot-food categories, dessert-making, fruit and vegetable carving.

The competition was also participated in by teams coming from Australia, Austria, China, Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Slovakia.

The annual event, now on its second year, was organized by the Thai-Swiss Culinary Consultants with the help of the Thai Chefs Association, Thai Hotels Association, and the Thai Convention and Exhibition Bureau with experts from World Association of Chef’s Societies.

Manuel graduated with a Diploma in Professional Chef training at the Global City Innovative College in Taguig City. She will compete for the World Culinary Cup next year.

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