What an exciting event this year for the the biggest live cooking competition in the Philippines… The Lea & Perrins Isang Kutsara Nationwide Cooking Challenge Year 2.
More than half a million in cash and prizes were given away this year and over 300 participants joined from Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Albay, Cagayan De Oro, including Metro Manila and showed their cooking skills using Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce to give more flavor on their dish entry…may it be pork, seafood, beef or chicken.
Just like in the other areas, 3 winners has emerged and won in the Metro Manila Leg of Lea & Perrins Isang Kutsara Nationwide Cooking Challenge Year 2 namely Leonardo Cruz(second runner-up), Julianne Yuki(first runner-up), and Kathleen Lachenal(grand winner).
Here are their winning dishes:
2nd Runner-up(Metro Manila leg): Leonardo Cruz- Simple Beef Stir Fry in Lea & Perrins.
1st Runner-up(Metro Manila leg): Julianne Yuki- Crispy Pata Tim Ala Lea & Perrins
Grand winner(Metro Manila leg): Kathleen Lachenal – Lea & Perrins Tangy Barbecue Ribs
“It’s part of the marinade, which was reused to become the dish’s sauce. We used to treat Worcestershire sauce as a condiment but when it was mixed with the marinade, the flavor was noticeably strengthened. The sauce adds flavor and perks up the dish,” Lachenal said.
For the Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Albay, Cagayan De Oro leg, here are the winning dishes:
- Albay: Pechay Wrapped Chicken in Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
- Cagayan De Oro: Skinless Lea & Perrins Pork Langgonisa
- Davao: Tasty Lea & Perrins Beef Empanada
- Iloilo: Lea & Perrins Beef Stroganoff Pasta
- Cebu: Lea & Perrins Sweet & Spicy Wings
Each of the areas visited for the Lea & Perrins Isang Kutsara Nationwide Cooking Challenge Year 2 had three top winners. Each of the area’s winners received P25,000 pesos(grand champion), P15,000 pesos(first runner-up), and P10,000 pesos(second runner-up) respectively, with gift packs, plaque of participation and Lea & Perrins trophy. All non-winners on the other hand, were given a plaque of participation, cash consolation prize, and Lea & Perrins gift packs.
If you love to experiment in cooking at home, it is a must that you have Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce in your kitchen which can help you turn one simple home dish into a retaurant-quality dish. And who knows, next year, you could be one of the next grand winners of Lea & Perrins Isang Kutsara Nationwide Cooking Challenge. 🙂