Calling all culinary students and passionate home bakers. The search is on for the next Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition season 2 champion. If you love to bake, here’s your time to shine and your bread creation may be the next to be included in the Max’s Corner Bakery’s wide selection of bread and pastries.
This year’s competition is more exciting because Tinapay Natin will be opened to all non-professional home bakers who want to share their own bread stories.
Tristan Aboitiz, Vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Pilmico, adds, “The entries that we received from last year’s Tinapay Natin competition opened our eyes to the many colorful stories that go with each bread product, and this is testament of how rich our local bread culture is. We hope that with this competition, we are able to encourage the public to keep the bread-making tradition alive, promote creativity & innovation among Filipino bakers, and of course, support the local bread industry just as much as we and Max’s Corner Bakery do.”
Over the years, Pinoy bread has become a reflection of our identity, and our people’s history and affinity for food. Different bread variants, from the humble pan de sal to the merienda-favorite ensaimada, have become household staples and have played witnesses to countless family and community gatherings. Apart from enjoying the numerous kinds of bread that we have today, being familiar with our local bread culture’s colorful history helps preserve its rich heritage. Understanding the stories behind each bread also heightens the sense of pride we have in local food.
Going back, the contestants will not only be judged by their technical skills, but also the individual stories of their bread entries .
“We are a country who has had a long history of enjoying bread. Even in Max’s Corner Bakery and Max’s Restaurant, the first meal we offered was fried chicken with dinner rolls. It is our hope then that through this competition, our young participants will be able to share the unique story of their bread creations. We want to know the inspiration, the struggles, and the hard work put into making it,”shares Ariel P. Fermin, Chief Operating Officer of Max’s Corner Bakery and Max’s Restaurant.
Cash prizes await participants with the most compelling bread stories and entries. This year’s Tinapay Natin will be running from July to October 2017, with regional bake-offs happening in Baguio, Bacolod, and Davao. The winning bread will be awarded during the Grand Finals in Metro Manila in November, and like what I said earlier the winning bread will be made available through Max’s Corner Bakery nationwide as a limited offering.
For more information about the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition season 2, you may visit www.facebook.com/TinapayNatin