Press Release: A Taste of the Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge Experience


The Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) was attended by thousands of HRM and Nutrition students last January 30, 2015 at the Philippine Trade Training Center. Over 300 students-competitors dished out hundreds of culinary masterpieces with each one striving to depict the importance of “umami deliciousness” in healthy cooking.’


Best of both worlds – Culinary and Nutrition Experts mentor UCC Student-Competitors

The panel of judges is a great mix of technical experts from the culinary and nutrition fields like Celebrity Chefs Gene Gonzales, Sau del Rosario, Eugene Raymundo, Philippine Association of Nutrition (PAN) Board Member Dr. Imelda Agdeppa, Nutritionist-Dietician Association of the Philippines (NDAP) President Dr. Adela Jamorabo-Ruiz and Food and Nutrition Research Institute Scientist Maria Jovina Sandoval to name a few. Food entries that landed the top spots showcased the creative use of fresh ingredients to make nutritious and delicious meals.

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Event: AjiPanda Best Day Ever with Kathryn Bernardo

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Hello Sweeties!

Ajinomoto has always been a staple in my kitchen. Ever since I was a young girl, my Mom who is a Nutritionist/Dietician for the Sampagita Stars back in the 50s always had a jar of Ajinomoto handy to season our meals. She explained that whenever she sprinkles it over the dishes she prepares/creates, she feels she is sprinkling her love because it makes the most ordinary dish “savory” and delicious.

I was very excited to attend a Press Conference hosted one of my family`s well loved brand. Dubbed as “AjiPanda Best Day Ever!”.  The event highlighted the launch of the AjiPanda icon, information sharing on umami and monosodium glutamate (MSG) and the contract renewal of Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo as the brand endorser of AJI-NO-MOTO Umani Seasoning.

Want to know more about this event? Read on!

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