IF you’re a baker, a professional chef or simply working in the baking or culinary industry and you want to test your skills, you can do just that by joining the Bakers Cup competitions at the upcoming Bakery Fair 2015, slated at the World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Ave. Ext. corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, from January 30 to February 1, 2015.
“Bakery Fair showcases the remarkable talent of Filipino bakers and highlights the Asian love for quality bread. We seek to show the world that the Filipino baking industry is taking off,” says Winston Uy, president of the Filipino-Chinese Bakery Association Inc. (FCBAI), organizer of the annual Bakery Fair.
As it has always been, the highlight of Bakery Fair 2015 is the Bakers Cup, which is a prestigious competition that chefs and bakers look forward to not only for the honor of earning the title as Ultimate Champion and winning cash prizes but also for the rare opportunity to compete internationally.
This year’s competitions are divided into two main categories—the Angel Yeast Steamed Bun Competition and the Puratos Bake-Off. These two categories aim to test bakers’ creativity, efficiency and wit in making delicious and quality breads, steamed buns, cakes and chocolate showpieces.
Eliminations for the Bakers Cup competitions take place at the FCBAI Baking Center, 1967 Rizal Ave., Sta. Cruz, Manila, from January 20 to 23, so interested parties have to register now to secure a slot in the competitions. Registration is ongoing until Thursday, January 15. Interested parties have to register and sign up through www.bakerscup.org before 2:00 p.m. on January 15.
An orientation for the participants in the Bakers Cup competitions is scheduled on January 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eliminations for the S500 Bread Baking Battle takes place at the FCBAI Baking Center on January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while those for the Carat Chocolate Showpiece Challenge happen on January 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Angel Yeast Steamed Bun eliminations take place on January 22, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For the Carat Chocolate Decoration Challenge, eliminations will be held on January 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Finals for all categories will take place at Bakery Fair 2015 trade show scheduled from January 30 to February 1. The biggest baking and food service trade show in the Philippines, Bakery Fair is where great deals in raw materials and supplies are abundant, and numerous seminars and food demonstrations by experts in the field take place.
Entrance tickets to the event are at Php100 for online registration made starting January 25 as well as for on-site registration during the event itself. To enter for free, pre-register at the Bakery Fair website, www.bakeryfair.org, on or before January 24, then print and bring the ticket you will receive through your email to the Bakery Fair registration booth during the event itself to confirm your entry.