I have always believed that behind every delicious dish is an excellent cook. With my favorite buffet restaurant that offers widest selection of sumptuous cuisine then there must more an just an excellent cook.
Vikings Group Chefs Jonathan Jota, Anton Abad, Mark Wilhelm Ragudos, Jennifer Gumboc, Don Aries Jerome Duenas, Joel Mondelo, Mark Reyes, Charles Andrei Santos and Raphael De Jesus won top honors for the country and their restaurants Vikings, Niu by Vikings and Four Seasons Hotpot City.
Yes, award winning chefs are behind the incredible feast we enjoy whenever we visit. The chefs spent four days battling the best of the best at the Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) of the World Food Expo 2015 (WOFEX) which is the only World Association of Chef’s Society (WACS) endorsed competition in the country. This competition is an avenue for Filipino chefs to gauge their skills against chefs from other countries, and gain international recognition for their culinary expertise.
They received a total of 13 medals across different categories. Chef Jonathan Jota won a gold medal for the Quick Fire Salad Category, winning Silver Medal is Chef Anton Abad for the US Beef category, Chef Mark Wilhelm Ragudos for the US Poultry category and Chef Don Aries Jerome Duenas for the Creative Breakfast Challenge category.
According to Over-all Coach Chef Jonathan Jota, "The Vikings Team placed 3rd on overall performance for the Professional Category at the PCC 2015, beating international competitors from Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and other Local Hotels and De Luxe Restaurants."
With over 1,200 competitors from more than 15 countries, we couldn't be more proud for our awesome Filipino Chefs and all-time favorite Vikings who took home the “People’s Choice Award for Favorite Buffet”
Vikings is one of the places I truly miss in Metro Manila because they have always been a part of our special occasions. But can you guess where is their next branch?
Yes, they will be opening a branch here in SM Bacolod. Yipee! Tentative opening date is sometime in September. I am just so excited and definitely, we know where to celebrate the coming birthday of Val.