Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition Judges Scorecard and the Winners are…

https://flic.kr/p/2cUFTeo The recently concluded 16th Annual Ultimate Taste Test, the longest running food event since 2008, was held at 55 Events Place along Scout Rallos St. in Quezon City. Some of the judges say this was one of the best UTT events yet because of the quality of the vendors, the online voting process and the impact to the food purveyors. https://flic.kr/p/2adyreA (Dulce Magat-Gibb of A Table, Chef Sunshine Puey, Chef Sharwin Tee and Jutes Templo of Gino’s Pizza) For this year’s Masters Edition, instead of getting the public’s vote, we brought in the restaurant industry’s Masters—chefs, food influencers and restaurateurs—as the judges. Their invaluable experience, advice and rating are highly essential especially to home-based businesses that are just starting out. Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition 2018-61.jpg Set in a more intimate venue, the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition gave the vendors and Masters the opportunity to be more candid and personal. We had almost a hundred judges and 26 vendors who supported this year’s event. We would like to extend our thanks to all our friends in the food industry who graced the event! https://flic.kr/p/2bT42s7 Thank you to SIP purified water for quenching our thirst and providing good tasting water for our judges. https://flic.kr/p/2bArkcV Thank you to Williamson Nocom of Dinsmor Trading for the promotional materials. We had a total of 93 judges who participated, and here are the overall winners (rated 3.4 and above) during the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition:

1. LA CARNITA Nachos Ala Bomba Overall Rating: 4.04 BEST APPETIZER OVERALL WINNER  https://flic.kr/p/2cRAB2G About La Carnita La Carnita Modern Mexican Cantina started January 2017 in The Food Hive food park on Visayas Avenue. The stall offers Mexican products such as Quesadilla and Burrito wrap, but the flavors are quite adaptive to the Filipino palate. Above all, the people behind the Cantina make sure that they provide a “ UNIQUE REAL GOOD PRODUCT” that only La Carnita can offer. https://www.flickr.com/photos/diaz/45899691411/in/album-72157702143328801/ For the UTT Masters Edition, La Cantina served their nachos redefined in a modern way. Nachos ala Bomba is a grilled nacho dish with Beef, Salsa, Beans, Cheddar shavings, Mozzarella and Homemade La Carnita Cheese sauce grilled together and poured on top of very thin and crispy nacho chips. I was elated to find out that La Carnita won Best Appetizer for UTT Masters Edition. Whenever newcomers would arrive at the event, the first thing they would ask was: “What should we try first?” La Carnita was always part of my answer as it really was the best light dish to start with. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download La Carnita Judges Rating and Comments LA CARNITA Mobile: +63 9175518123 Facebook: La Carnita Modern Mexican Cantina Instagram:  @LaCarnitaPH

https://flic.kr/p/2bAr8zM Thank you Chef Sharwin for inspiring the food vendors with your presence and rating!

2. CHANG THAI Overall Rating: 4.02 BEST MAIN DISH OVERALL WINNER! https://flic.kr/p/2cVZoMR About Chang Thai

Aof Suwannalert (not pictured), a Thai Chef from Chiang Mai, founded Chang Thai. She has been in Manila for the past 5 years and has worked both as chef consultant and chef under Chef Sau Del Rosario.  She is being assisted by her husband Carlo.

With the vision of introducing honest, fresh and authentic Thai food in Manila, she decided to start Chang Thai at the Legazpi Sunday Market in Makati a couple of years ago and has since opened stalls in Makati and BGC. Chang Thai has also started to do private caterings and has been chosen as one of the food providers and event caterers for the Royal Thai Embassy of Manila.

https://flic.kr/p/PaTuoP Can’t say I’m surprised that Chang Thai won best Main Dish! I wanted to get second helpings of the Catfish Salad and the Pad Thai but I needed to make sure that the other samplers also got a taste of them. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating:Download Chang Thai Judges Rating and Comments CHANG THAI Mobile: +63 966 6850659 Email: changthai.ph@gmail.com Facebook: ChangThai Instagram:  @changthaiph

https://flic.kr/p/2cUFkqJ This was a favorite of Bryan Ong of the famed General’s Lechon.

3. SALTA! CRABONARA PASTA Overall Rating: 4.00 MAIN DISH WINNER  https://flic.kr/p/QNfJPh About Salta! by Pappare Gem Tee, owner of SALTA, knew that she wanted to pursue a pasta-based business after graduation given her track record of winning the highest awards in international culinary competitions. https://flic.kr/p/2cVZXHF Crabonara®, SALTA’s own secret recipe for taba ng talangka, homesmoked bacon, fresh crab claw meat, topped with creamy sous vide 63º egg. Their use of fresh ingredients elevated what would otherwise be a trendy dish into something that could stand the test of time. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Salta! Judges Rating and Comments SALTA #38 Mayaman St., UP Village, Quezon City Mobile: +63 917 830 9290 / +632 372 9177 Email: saltaph@yahoo.com Facebook: Salta: Italian Rotisserie Bar Instagram:  @saltabypappareph

https://flic.kr/p/2bArCN6 Thank you to Chef and Author Myke Tatung for your presence! Check out his new book entitled, DISHkarte sa kusina.

4. ELIAS WICKED ALES & SPIRITS Overall Rating: 3.96 BEST DRINK OVERALL WINNER https://flic.kr/p/2bT1zQE About Elias Wicked Ales and Spirits Raoul Masangcay, a certified Cicerone and BJCP Beer Judge in the Philippines, evoked a love for craft beers and hard ciders like no other. He spent a considerable amount of time in the United States, perfecting his ciders and winning multiple homebrew competitions along the way. When he moved back to the Philippines in December 2017, he decided to focus on imparting Filipino flavors to these brews. https://flic.kr/p/PaTmnt Elias brought in two local ciders, both with an ABV of 7%. The Guyabano Cider was refreshing and tasted like pineapple. It was better suited to those who prefer a more classic flavor profile. The Durian Cider, however, did not scrimp on the Durian. I grew up eating Durian desserts so this was such a treat for me. Durian lovers will get a kick out of this one. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Elias Judges Rating and Comments ELIAS WICKED ALES AND SPIRITS 13 Ubay St. Comfort Dining, Quezon City, Philippines Mobile: +63 917 514 3746 Email: raoul@filibustero.ph Facebook: Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits Instagram:  @wickedelias</a

https://flic.kr/p/2bAr2UZ Dynamic duo Chef Niño Laus and Liquid Maestro Kalel Demetrio made sure to pass by the Elias booth…maybe several times!

5. SOIL Modern Dining Overall Rating: 3.95 MAIN DISH WINNER https://flic.kr/p/2bxiHDH About Soil Modern Dining “Our company started with a vision of making fine food accessible through the use of what is locally available. This is the same vision we had when we first conceptualized our restaurant, Soil Modern Dining, in 2016 in the south of the Metro. While moving around the city became a chore for most, we found ourselves wanting to reach a greater audience around the city. To fully actualize our vision, we decided to bring our craft to the very heart of every guest—their homes. Through this, we are able to give a more personal touch and build genuine relationships with our guests while expanding our base to the whole Metro and, possibly, even beyond.” https://flic.kr/p/2cRAQr7 For this event, they presented two dishes. The first was the Tanigue Kilawin with Soba—a classically Filipino kinilaw dish with added touches of Japanese flavors and ingredients. https://flic.kr/p/2cRAP7o The second—Lechon Kawali with Tinapa Mashed Potato—upgrades the humble Lechon Kawali to something much more upscale by exploring several cooking techniques and adding the mashed potato instead of the usual rice. Soil Modern Dining does not have a standalone restaurant or a consistent presence in weekend or night markets. Their concept revolves around arranging for a personal chef to visit your home and provide an excellent fine dining meal. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Soil Modern Dining Judges Rating and Comments SOIL MODERN DINING Mobile: +63 9988620021 Email: reservation@soilmoderndining.com Facebook: Soil Instagram:  @soilmoderndining Website: www.soilmoderndining.com

https://flic.kr/p/2cZ1z8a Thank you Michelle of MyMomFriday for gracing us with your beautiful presence 🙂

6. GYOZA HOUSE Overall Rating: 3.77 Appetizer Winner https://flic.kr/p/PdVZbM About Gyoza House Gyoza House started as a personal project for Alain Siscar as a way to help his Chef Partner Christian. Through rounds of recipe formulation and testing, they came up with what they believe to be the best-tasting gyoza. https://flic.kr/p/2bQ1Dy9 Gyoza House prides itself in not using extenders for its Gyoza. The addition of the mozzarella in its Cheese Gyoza gave the Japanese dumpling a pleasantly surprising creamy texture. Great all-around appetizer. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Gyoza House  Judges Rating and Comments GYOZA HOUSE Mobile: +63 918 826 2887 Email: gyozabarph@gmail.com Facebook: Gyoza Bar PH Instagram:  @gyozabarph

https://flic.kr/p/2bAouJg Treena Tecson of True Chocolate PH, Bea Acosta (early bird) and Inky Dario relentlessly tasted all 26 purveyors’ products.

7. SNAPPY EATS Overall Rating: 3.72 Main Dish Winner https://flic.kr/p/2cRACch About Snappy Eats Snappy Eats provides frozen, ready-to-cook meals for busy parents, millennials and foodies who still prefer a home-cooked meal but with minimal prep time and mess. https://flic.kr/p/2bQ1Bq1 We tried their Beef Bourguignon, and felt that it would be a great addition to our weekly dinner rotation. Very savory and perfect with copious amounts of rice. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Snappy Eats Judges Rating and Comments SNAPPY EATS Mobile: +63 9178516843 Facebook: Snappy Eats Instagram:  @snappyeats

https://flic.kr/p/2cUDtzy Stonibert of TheFoodAlphabet and wife Joan never fail to attend the annual UTT but this time, there’s an addition—a little boy in tow.

8. TEA BROTHERS Overall Rating: 3.66 Drink Winner https://flic.kr/p/PdVQir About TeaBrothers Traveling from Thailand to Taiwan, to Hongkong and to many other countries, these brothers (and the sister) realized that there are so many types of traditional milk tea. With the vision of sharing the unique taste of each country’s flavors, they started TeaBrothers. Their current offering focuses on Thai Milk Tea. https://flic.kr/p/2aaun9C I already love Thai Milk Tea to begin with, but I’ve never tried Green Thai Milk Tea before. It’s just as good! https://flic.kr/p/2bxirQD TeaBrothers kept it as authentic as possible. The bags of Cha Tra Mue were proudly displayed to let customers know that they use only the most authentic ingredients. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Tea Brothers Judges Rating and Comments TEA BROTHERS Mobile: +63 (02) 241 9999 Facebook: Tea Brothers Instagram:  @teabrothersph

https://flic.kr/p/2bArrZc Thank you to Vlad Bonoan of ABS-CBN News for continually supporting Ultimate Taste Test over the years!

9. GAVRIE’S GRACE OF CAKES Overall Rating: 3.64 Best Dessert Overall Winner https://flic.kr/p/2cVZ6Ep Gavrie’s Grace of Cakes was born out of Mary Grace’s love for baking and eagerness to redefine what desserts are for most. Most people think that desserts are always overly sweet, so she set out to create something decadent but not cloyingly so. https://flic.kr/p/QNf5oE From its inception, the Frozen Brazo was a hit. A modified brazo de mercedes, the Frozen Brazo has 4 layers of graham crust, homemade vanilla ice cream, their signature custard and melt-in-your-mouth meringue. I don’t like brazo mercedes in general, but I’ll reconsider for this. https://flic.kr/p/PaTYLR Browned Butter Muscovado Choco Chip Cookies (BCC) This is much darker than the normal chocolate chip cookie, a result of the technique of browning the butter and the use of muscovado. The flavor isn’t too sweet also; it has hints of slight bitterness, caramel and rich chocolate. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating:  Download Gavrie’s Judges Rating and Comments GAVRIE’S Mobile: +63 917-5860481 Facebook: Gavrie’s Grace of Cakes Instagram:  @gavriesgraceofcakes Website: http://marygracemrqz.wixsite.com/gavriesgraceofcakes

https://flic.kr/p/2ady7JE Thank you to Angelo Timban and Chefs of F1 Hotel for supporting Ultimate Taste Test Master Editions!

10. BOOCHAMAMA Overall Ratings 3.64 Drink Winne https://flic.kr/p/2bQ1Sr3 About Boochamama Boochamama is a Small-Batch, Artisanal, Craft, Kombucha Tea nano brewery based in Manila. The Kombucha Teas are Raw, Alive and Unpasteurized to maximize all the health benefits.  Raw Kombucha is a uniquely delicious ancient elixir made from sweetened tea. It contains naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, enzymes and organic acids as well as powerful probiotic, pre-biotic, immune booster and anti-oxidants known to support optimal health and well-being. https://flic.kr/p/2cW1g9T The large vat of liquid behind the bottles contained the SCOBY, the mother ingredient for all Kombucha. https://flic.kr/p/2cW1hC4 Boochamama brought quite a few flavors for us to sample that day, but my clear winner was the French Rose. I can also attest first-hand to the health benefits of the kombucha as I did not feel any bloating throughout the day even though I sampled so much food at the event. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Boochamama Judges Rating and Comments BOOCHAMAMA Email: boochamama.mnl@gmail.com Facebook: Boochamama Instagram:  @boochamama Website: http://www.theboochamama.onuniverse.com

https://flic.kr/p/PdWxxv The Diaz boys (Joshua, Raphael and Yugi) repeatedly asked for “juice” and Tita Inah generously poured”juice” into their cup every time. How they loved it!

11. BELLEFLEUR Overall Rating 3.59 Dessert Winner  https://flic.kr/p/2cZ2TLk About Bellefleur by Beatrix While studying overseas for University, Bea felt homesick and started to miss the taste of home as is the case for most who leave the homeland, so she began to experiment with baked goods. https://flic.kr/p/2cVZ4kz The Frozen Ube Brazo is one of her bestselling unique creations, and rightly so. Highlighting the quintessentially Filipino ingredient, she made the ube shine in this dessert. https://flic.kr/p/PaSJSa Calamansi White Chocolate Cookies, another one of her creations, is a combination that’s new to my ears and my palate. The use of calamansi instead of lemon is surprising, and I have a feeling that calamansi desserts will soon become more common. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: [pdf-embedder url=”https://awesome.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/BELLEFLEUR-Frozen-Ube-Brazo-and-Calamansi-Cookies-1.pdf” title=”BELLEFLEUR Frozen Ube Brazo and Calamansi Cookies”] Download Bellefleur Judges Rating and Comments BELLEFLEUR BY BEATRIX G/F Unimart Greenhills, Greenhills Shopping Center, Mobile: +63 9451234577, +63 9178128730 (Viber) Email: bellefleurbybeatrix@gmail.com Facebook: Bellefleur by Beatrix Instagram:  @bellefleurbybeatrix

https://flic.kr/p/2bT2PWU UTT is a nice networking venue. I was able to introduce Chef Day Salonga to Pierre Marmonier of Fruit Garden.

12. FRUIT GARDEN Overall Rating: 3.57 Appetizer Winner  https://flic.kr/p/PaThM2 The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier is an artisanal jam brand that fuses French Heritage with Filipino Flair. Each fruit jam is cooked in the French tradition—small batches in copper cauldrons. It’s 100% natural, with a minimum of 60% fruit content and no additives or preservatives. https://flic.kr/p/PaUgZt The Fruit Garden was one of the first vendors in the earlier days of UTT. For this year’s Ultimate Taste Test, The Fruit Garden presented their Christmas collection. https://flic.kr/p/2bxkgvB The Berry Trio and Fig Mustard jam is a must try! UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Fruit Garden Judges Rating and Comments FRUIT GARDEN 295 Haig Street, Mandaluyong City Mobile: +632 621 4603, + 632 535 8783 Email:  info@thefruitgarden.net Facebook: The Fruit Garden Instagram:  @the.fruitgarden Website: http://www.thefruitgarden.net/

https://flic.kr/p/PdX228 The day Rina met Chef Jackie Ang Po, legendary pastry chef and owner of Fleur De Lys café and pastry shop.

13. JETERRA Overall Rating: 3.56 Dessert Winner  https://flic.kr/p/QNfZL1 About Jeterra Jeterra originally started as a means to destress for Rina when she first started working in the corporate world. What started out as weekend baking turned into a full-fledged career change from telecommunications to pastries. https://flic.kr/p/2cW1CpD Marry the delicate texture of Mamon and the signature flavors of coconut and salted egg of the Bibingka, and you have the Bingkamon. https://flic.kr/p/2cW1AQ6 I loved this twist on the regular banana bread! I’m into banana bread, and cornflakes are my favorite breakfast cereal, so this was an easy favorite. Theirs was also the first stall you encounter upon entering the venue, so they set the bar high for the rest of our food experience. https://flic.kr/p/2advt93 This is sold in a much bigger cake form, perfect to share with friends and family! UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Jeterra Judges Rating and Comments JETERRA BAKERY & CAFE Mobile: +639568416027, +639999614186 Email: jeterra@ymail.com Facebook: Jeterra Bakery & Cafe Instagram:  @jeterrabakerycafe

https://flic.kr/p/PdWKbk Sebastian’s Ice Cream maker Ian Carandang checking out the pizza display and providing tips to Pizza Brava.

14. PIZZA BRAVA Overall Rating: 3.51 Main Dish Winner https://flic.kr/p/2bT2BWw About Pizza Brava Adrian once had the opportunity to study in Rome, Italy. For someone living on a student’s budget, pizza al taglio was a staple affordable meal in itself in such an expensive city. When he returned to Manila, he couldn’t find anything similar in Manila’s dining scene. Armed with a background in breadmaking, he went back to Rome and set out to replicate the recipe with the idea of sharing the goodness with Manila diners. https://flic.kr/p/2bQ2uAY The Squash Blossoms and Anchovies Pizza was a hit! It was my first time to have squash blossoms on anything, and I was happy that this was my first introduction. https://flic.kr/p/2bQ2swC Their pizza was served Roman style—rectangular and with a much airier and chewier dough than what we’re used too. And not too surprisingly, the Porcini Truffle Mushroom was a crowd favorite as well. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Pizza Brava Judges Rating and Comments Pizza Brava Email: adrianmario2012@yahoo.com Instagram: @pizzabravaphils

https://flic.kr/p/2bAqU5a Talking about pizza, pizza, pizza—Jutes Templo of Gino’s giving Pizza Brava a thumbs up!

15. HOTDISH.PH Overall Rating: 3.47 Main Dish Winner https://flic.kr/p/2bQ19Co About Hotdish.PH Hotdish is a delivery and take-out service which aims to offer delicious yet affordable Filipino-Asian dishes. All meals are cooked to order using only the freshest ingredients. https://flic.kr/p/2cRBbrs One of their well-loved signature dishes is the Pancit Sisig, a medley of Pancit Guisado + crunchy Sisig—two Filipino favorites in one. Pancit Sisig is a delectable twist on the beloved comfort food. https://flic.kr/p/2cRB9zS Another bestseller is the Pichi-Pichi made from 100% cassava with no preservatives and no artificial coloring. I loved this! It had more of a bite compared to the commercially available ones. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Hotdish.PH Judges Rating and Comments HOTDISH.PH Mobile: +632 936-7053 Email: hotdish.marketing@gmail.com Facebook: Hotdish Instagram: @hotdish.ph

https://flic.kr/p/2cZ3DA4 Chef Gel Salonga, winner of last year’s UTT Pro Edition People’s Choice Best Seller in Peso Sales, with her partner Chef Dino Datu of Cook Magazine EIC.

16. KARABELLA Overall Rating: 3.47 Dessert Winner https://flic.kr/p/2aatYmo About Karabella Karabella, from the term “Caraballa” (female carabao), is a social enterprise with the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm (GKEF) that seeks to provide the experience of eating ice cream in its most wholesome form. From the raw ingredients to the finished goods, Karabella is proud to use only real and natural ingredients sourced from our local farmers and other social enterprises. https://flic.kr/p/2cRAp9U This year, Karabella presented a new addition to their ice cream line. The Roasted White Chocolate Cashew is very milky with strong hints of the cashew coming through. https://flic.kr/p/2bAp1h4 Undoubtedly, a clear favorite especially for the kids! Go Yugi! UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating:   Download Karabella Judges Rating and Comments KARABELLA Mobile: +63917-861-3405 Email: karabelladairy@gmail.com Facebook: Karabella Dairy Instagram:  @karabelladairy Website: http://karabelladairy.com 

https://flic.kr/p/2bT4SzA Pam Yu of Everyday Mom joined previous participants of the UTT series.

17. FLOUR POT Overall Rating: 3.43 Dessert Winner https://flic.kr/p/2bQ1TLh About Flour Pot Rhea Castro-Sycip has been baking since she was eight years old. Her family encouraged her to turn her passion into a business, so she can share her baking with more people. https://flic.kr/p/2bxjf76 Soaked in rum sauce using local and premium small batch rum, the round bundt cake is moist but not soggy, rich but not cloying. It is baked with free-range eggs and artisan butter from Bukidnon and packaged in a pine woodcraft box. Apart from supporting local ingredients, their packaging also aims to support local craftsmen. https://flic.kr/p/2bxjd4P Taking inspiration from the Inipit of Bulacan, the Avocado Inipit Cake is a light dessert that’s good if you have room for two servings of the same dessert. This remains seasonal at the moment to ensure that only the highest quality avocados are used. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Flour Pot Judges Rating and Comments FLOUR POT Mobile: +63 9177892352 Email: hello.flourpot@gmail.com Facebook: Flour Pot Rum Cakes Manila Instagram:  @flourpotmanila

https://flic.kr/p/2cZ12CX Dedet of Pepita’s Kitchen and Gwen Cariño of Best Food Forward stopping by to try the rum cake.

18. CONSUELO’S Overall Rating: 3.43 Dessert Winner https://flic.kr/p/2bxixVe About Consuelo’s Artisan Cakes and Pastries Icon has always been passionate with baking; she even spent ten years of her life teaching culinary subjects. Starting from cupcakes and small pastries, Icon eventually hit the home run with tin can cakes as these rose in popularity. She has since focused on tin cakes and has developed three variants, two of which she presented at the UTT. https://flic.kr/p/2cRBK53 Strawberry Dream Cake is a soft and delicate vanilla chiffon cake layered with milk custard, homemade strawberry compote and topped with sweetened strawberry whipped cream. https://flic.kr/p/2cRBDn1 My favorite from her stall was the Salted Caramel Indulgence Cake, a moist chocolate cake soaked in dark chocolate sauce, layered with salted caramel custard, toasted almonds, topped with milk chocolate fudge, finished with more toasted almonds and a little sprinkling of pink Himalayan rock salt. The Himalayan salt brought the flavors up a notch! UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating: Download Consuelo’s Judges Rating and Comments CONSUELO’S ARTISAN CAKES Mobile: +63 9055121161 Email: consuelosartisancakes@gmail.com Facebook: Consuelo’s Instagram:  @consuelosartisancakes

https://flic.kr/p/2cUFpJy Thank you to our UTT Pro Edition partners Eric and Kidd Dee of the Foodee restaurant group for supporting the Masters Edition!

19. GIANNA’S Overall Rating: 3.42 Dessert Winner https://flic.kr/p/PaT88T About Gianna’s Gianna’s originally started out selling cookies in 2014, but a lifestyle change in 2017 prompted them to move their business towards the same direction. The ketogenic diet does not have much room for sugar, so they formulated and experimented recipes for their own consumption but soon offered it to the public after much clamor from their family. The Keto Plain Cheesecake was so good, I couldn’t believe it was Keto! The flavors were there, and the textures were spot on. https://flic.kr/p/PaT7eD The Keto Quattro Chocolate Cake was a revelation too. How can something that tasted so sweet and chocolate-y be considered Keto? Even those not on the Keto diet would appreciate this. UTT Masters Edition Judges Rating:  Download Gianna’s Judges Rating and Comments GIANNA’S Mobile: +63 9988598845 Email: giannascookieph@gmail.com Facebook: Gianna’s Cookie Shop Instagram:  @giannascookiesph

https://flic.kr/p/PdXs78 Legendary Pastry Chef Buddy Trinidad and wife Rita of Park Avenue Desserts giving back to the young pastry entrepreneurs of UTT Master series.

https://flic.kr/p/PdXFng Congratulations to all the winners of the first-ever Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition! https://flic.kr/p/2bAogFT Watch out for Ultimate Taste Test 2019 in August and UTT Masters Edition in November 2019! For more info, visit the official Facebook page: Ultimate Taste Test. Live an Awesome Life,   Anton & Rache Diaz with Spanky Enriquez and Team Our Awesome Planet P.S. Thank you to all our friends and family who attended the historic Ultimate Taste Test Master Edition! https://flic.kr/p/PdW7o2 Chef Sunshine Puey with couple Richard and Irene Co. of Tales from the Tummy blog. https://flic.kr/p/2bArEYP Princess Salonga known as the Phantasm Darkstar https://flic.kr/p/2cZ1QdR Our parent friends Jonathan and Ellen Lo. https://flic.kr/p/2cZ2c3M Mark Tan with his former preschool student who is now taller than him.  Mark will always be Teacher Mark to the Diaz family. https://flic.kr/p/2adyRRS High School friend, Lanabel. https://flic.kr/p/2cZ3tux Our Meg-atok foodie friend. https://flic.kr/p/2cUDooS Awesome Friends from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). https://flic.kr/p/2adyLby The Mommist Len and husband Jay bonds with ever elusive Fooddude Gerry San Miguel also known as GSM. https://flic.kr/p/2adyPpC Mom and daughter date—Auntie Vangie of Ha Yuan and Suzy Lee. https://flic.kr/p/2cUECS9 Gershwin Garcia of Bakmi Nonya with his well-behaved kids.  Mommy Lucy is MIA. https://flic.kr/p/QRhVMY Winky Sagenes of ThinkWink cookies joined the previous UTT with her daughter. https://flic.kr/p/2cZ2m5e Thank you CJ Juntereal for the support! https://flic.kr/p/2cUDsj7 King Chef owners, Mike and Maritess Ang. https://flic.kr/p/2cUFdFw Thank you to Marvin, owner of the famed Brotzeit Philippines. https://flic.kr/p/2bAr46g Thank you to Nana Nadal for supporting the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition! https://flic.kr/p/2cUDBxh Kian Kazemi of Persia Grill, Kite and Lobo. https://flic.kr/p/2bT2y6W Rommel and Cha Diaz of Team Artisano. https://flic.kr/p/PdXx5e The Bicol connection of Jay Altea and Popsy & Momsy Diaz. https://flic.kr/p/2bArpFK Team Our Awesome Planet—Boom, Abi, Sean and Nico.

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