Held last October 26, Fresh Lumpia and Piaya, two signature dishes that showcase Negros and Bacolod’s rich culinary tradition, were selected as the basis for the competition and drew contestants from different walks of life. The judges were Metropolitan Museum of Manila Vice Chair Corazon Alvina, Trattoria Uma and Café Uma owner Chef Juan Miguel “Jomie” Gaston, former curator of the Museo Negrense de La Salle Ms. Irene “Yaying” Gaston and Asst. Mall Manager Julia Javellana. 


Food Vendor Corazon Cayao (extreme left) of Bacolod City won the grand prize for the Best Fresh Lumpia entree. She received P5,000 worth of SM Gift Pass and a gift pack from SM Homeworld. Other contestants were Jose Kriss Retirado, Jeyrevie Omadle, Christian Gomez and Mila Montero.


Baker and Tricycle driver Reneboy Deanon (extreme left) of Bacolod City won the grand prize for the Best Piaya dessert. He received P5,000 worth of SM Gift Pass and a gift pack from SM Homeworld. Other contestants were Joselito Pacilan, Elpedio Acdul, Joan Allan and Jessie Palic.
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