For the second part of our Culinary Social Responsibility (CSR) projects of Masflex (For the Love of Cooking) & Kitchenpro (The Culinary Standard) brands, we flew to Panglao, Bohol to donate kitchenware items and conduct a cooking demo to Lourdes National High School last August 30, 2018.

In continuous partnership with the Angat Buhay” Program of the Office of the Vice President (OVP), we were able to conduct the Visaya leg of this Culinary Scholarships, Culinary Education, & Livelihood Programs. This program by the OVP is the best avenue for us to contribute to society as the Vice President’s program is focused on helping the farthest & poorest Filipino communities. One of their core areas is to improve educational standards in Public High Schools and had a specific need for donations for culinary equipment.

Instructional Knife Skills Training with Chef Gene Gonzalez

Masflex KitchenPro Brand Ambassador, Chef Gene Gonzalez conducted a Knife Skills Training for students, teachers, government officials including the Vice President of the Philippines, VP Leni Robredo.

He explained the different types of knives and their uses, demo the proper hand placement while cutting, proper honing and sharpening process, different vegetable cuts, chicken fabrication, chopping of Dinaing na Bangus,  and Salad plating.

After the Knife Skills Training, Chef Gene teaches the Knife Anatomy, Knife Types and demonstrated the proper honing and sharpening process of knives.

Chef Gene invited VP Leni right away to join him in prepping the vegetables for veggie salad where he taught her the steps in making fine julienne cut of bell pepper.

Chef Gene and Vice-President Leni tandem during the salad prepping and plating segment. Chef Gene taught her how to cut the bell pepper in julienne style and plate the salad using LaOpala plates.

Chef Gene pan-fried the chicken to top on the veggie salad and finished the plating afterward.

While cooking the chicken, he promoted the new KitchenPro Stainless Steel Odor Removal Bar Soap with Soap Dish.

Mr. Haresh Mirchandani was called to give his turn-over speech after the demo

VP Leni had her speech focusing on the goal of Angat Buhay Program specifically to Panglao, Bohol. The whys and hows and the future livelihood projects aside from cooking like planting, gardening, jobs in hotel and resorts industry, etc.

Chef Gene’s school – Center for Asian Culinary Studies (CACS – San Juan) granted FREE Certificate Program in Cooking and Baking (Skills Class) for top 2 students of the said school while Masflex KitchenPro will provide the accommodation, free transportation allowance, chef uniform, and chef’s kits for the scholars during their stay here in Manila.

Chef Gene and Mr. Haresh received the plaque of appreciation from the Office of the Vice – President.

Cookware, Bakeware, Dinnerware, and Kitchenware items that we donated to Lourdes National High School – Panglao, Bohol

Thank you for your generosity and support to give a proper education to future chefs/cooks of the Philippines!

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