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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

BIMP-wide Kumbira underway

KUMBIRA Masters – the 2019 edition of the longest running culinary event in the Philippines – kicked off last Wednesday at Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro City for a three-day spectacle of cooking contests, seminars and sponsors’ roadshows.
The highlights of the event this year are a Kumbira Chef Master, Bar Master and Latte Art competitons, Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition regional elimination, Del Monte set menu competition, Master Class by chef experts and Kumbira judges and an exhibit on food products, equipment supplies and utensils, educational and employment leads throughout the duration of the show.
Initiated by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) since 1996, Kumbira has been a staple fiesta event of Cagayan de Oro City every August visited not just by Kagay-anons but by gourmands all over the country.
COHARA intends to elevate the Kumbira edition this year by highlighting it as a BIMP food baskets event – meaning cuisine from neighboring Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia are featured. Participating chefs are Chef Datu Shariff Pendatun of Indonesia and Chef Tatung Sarthou II of Malaysia.
Kumbira aims to showcase the best culinary creations of the region while incorporating the latest culinary trends.

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