Sunday, August 25, 2019

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s bright chefs heralded at the 2019 Philippine Culinary Cup

Bright, young chefs from Marco Polo Ortigas Manila rose to the challenge of this year’s Philippine Culinary Cup, hosted by World Food Expo (WOFEX). With the theme, Where the Best Meet to Compete, seven representatives from the Hotel showcased their expertise in both the Savoury and Pastry categories of the competition held from 7 to 10 August 2019. 

Chefs Timothy Faller and Marvin Gatbonton were awarded Silver medals for the Chocolate Pastry Showpiece and Bread Pastry Showpiece, respectively. Chefs Honey Timbas garnered Bronze for the Fantasy Plated Desserts Challenge, Amalyn Gem Espiritu for the Elle & Vire Professionnel French Touch Challenge, and Ma. Therese Guillermo for the Wedding Cakes Division.

Under the Savoury Competition, the Team bagged the Bronze awards with Chef Mildred Hernandez for the U.S. Beef Category, and Chef Jullios Villaruz for the U.S. Poultry Category.

As the only culinary competition in the country endorsed by World Association of Chefs Society (WACS), the Philippine Culinary Cup has become the most esteemed competition which provides a wider avenue for local chefs to craft their skills in the global scene. 

Experience a world-class dining experience at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. For more information and a full list of winners from this year's challenge, contact (632) 720 7777 or email:  Visit Marco Polo Ortigas Manila at, on Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, or follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

About Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

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Nestled in the vibrant and growing commercial business district is the first purpose-built 5-star Marco Polo hotel in the country offering distinguished guests 316 large and well-designed rooms and suites, including two (2) Continental Club floors that accords unrivalled privileges and benefits. Adjudged to be the most beautiful in town and one of the best among Marco Polo hotels in the world, it is exclusive for guests who desire a higher level of luxury on top of our impressive new Continental Club lounge. 

The hotel, a product of sophisticated design and well-planned development, is bestowed as the first sky hotel in the country with dedicated floor areas exclusively for business and recreational use. The floors are accessed via high-speed elevators including a wellness hub called Flow which houses a full-service spa, indoor infinity pool and fully-equipped fitness center plus the first sky lobby in the Philippines nestled at the 25th level of the hotel tower offering unparalleled views of the cityscape.

Adding to Manila’s best dining destinations are four (4) specialty outlets that your guests can choose from. Cucina, the all-day dining restaurant that features live show kitchens; Lung Hin , the contemporary Chinese restaurant serving traditional and authentic Cantonese cuisine in a new, fresh and modern style; Café Pronto, the relaxed and friendly coffee area offering a wide range of designer coffee, specialty teas and freshly baked items good for dine-in or to go; and VU’s, the first of its kind sky bar and lounge located at the topmost 45th floor of the hotel, offers Mediterranean tapas, signature cocktails, wines, sprits, and champagnes amidst awe-inspiring vistas.

For momentous social events and corporate meetings, the Marco Polo Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests. In addition, the eight (8) state-of-the-art function rooms can accommodate 250 guests. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet service is available all throughout the hotel to provide savvy business and leisure travelers a balanced lifestyle of work and play seamlessly.


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