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