PHOTOS: Color-inspired dishes from awesome food truck challenge
MANILA, Philippines – It was a challenge straight out of Top Chef – cook according to the colors, and in turn, the ingredients, assigned to you. This was the task posed to the participating chefs and food industry personalities at the 2nd annual Food and Wine festival held at the Mall of Asia grounds.
This year, the chefs competed in pairs, judged according to criteria, which include being the first to sell 400 meals or sell all their plates, as well as sustainability and creativity. The winner will announced Monday, November 24.
Let’s take a look at the menu the chefs whipped up:
Purple team: Chefs Marvin Agustin and Peter Ayson
Key ingredients: purple cabbage, eggplants, grapes
Orange team: Chefs Xandra Pauco and Rosebud Benitez-Velasco
Key ingredients: Citrus fruits and carrots
Red team: Nadine Tengco and Erin Banzon
Key ingredients: Tomatoes and beets
Yellow team: Chefs Ian Padilla and Michel Cottabarren
Key ingredient: Cheese
Black team: Brett Halfpap and food blogger Erwan Heussaff
Key element: The popular Black Burger
Brown team: Chefs Tristan Encarnacion and Nino Laus
Key ingredients: Meat
Judges this year include Chef Sau Del Rosario, Chef Robby Goco, and Chef Bruce Lim. Chef Florabel Co-Yatco is the reigning champion. This year’s theme: from farm to fork, highlighting the country’s abundant resources.
Which looks tastiest? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com
All photos by Mark Cristino/Rappler
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