The College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management was hailed as the OVERALL CHAMPION in the National Food Showdown 2014 held at the World Trade Center last September 23-24, 2014.The CITHM Students, with the support of their Dean(Ms. Lilian Silang) and their Faculty Members ,beat the 86 students from different Universities in the Philippines. They really define the meaning of EXCELLENCE. Below is the list of winners that have collectively contributed to the title OVERALL CHAMPION:
Student Categories- Special Trophy Categories: John Carlo Palacol, Nathaniel Dumarada and Nelson Gamurot( Battle Royale –NCR CALABARZON CHAMPION), Chef Abraham Peralta and Mark Joseph Acosta (The Apprentice-Gold Highest Ranking) Emmanuellei Malabrigo (Cocktail Mixing: the Mix Master- Silver), Carlo Marasigan and Michael Masongsong (Plated Dessert-Bronze), Thomas John Fajilan and Dandy Ensong Jr. (Kulinarya Klasika-Bronze).
Main Category Complete Chefs: Mary Rose Famorcan and Joanne Galino (The Soup Kithen-Silver, Joanne Malabuyoc (The Filipino Carver-Silver, Kristelle Macatangay and Pauline Quita (Happy Hour-Diploma), Randy Nilo Maligaya and Clyde Bancocan (The Pantry Chef-Bronze), Jerico Javier (The Entremetier-Silver) , Carlos Corpuz (Amuse Bouce-Gold).
Over-all Champion for Bar and Dining Showdown: Lester John Lualhati (Flairtending: The Master Bartender-Bronze: Highest Ranking), Scott Matthew Espiritu (Edible Art-Bronze), Tzu-San Khor (Mocktail Mixing-Silver: Highest Ranking), Joselle Anne Galang(Dips and Chips-Bronze), Mia Mara den Maloles (Napkin Folding-Silver),Maria Janelle Ilao, Ivan Joy Reano and Noriel Mercado (TableSetting –Bronze: Highest Ranking)
Over-All Champion for Sweet Revenge Category: Dana Katrina Lajara, Brenn Escamillas and Rickiel League (Creative Cake Decoration-Silver), JorielMedalla (Petits Four-Gold: Highest Ranking), Hanz Joseph Maleriado (Praines-Gold), Prince Carlo Rodrigo (Wedding Cake-Bronze), Jervis Himpisao (Chocolate Showpiece-Silver), Lames Lexter Lubi (French Pastries- Diploma), John Roland Real (Baby Cakes-Diploma), April Joy Maunahan(Cupcakes-Diploma), Ginno Isiah Palomeno (Ensaimada-Bronze).
Kiddie and Junior Division-Kiddie Category:Justin Aira Atienza, Kyla Vincent Quiatchon (The Pantry Chef-Bronze), Ma. Kristel Laguisma (Micktail Mixing- Gold).
Professional Division-Bar and Dining: Maxin Liovanni Martinez(Cocktail Mixing-Silver), Jonathan Ko (Edible Art-Diploma), Samantha Lloyd Arevalo (DessertFlambe-Diploma) and Zyra Kaye Magtibay( Napkin Folding- Gold)