By Judianne Jayme
The Filipino Food Movement has taken the world by storm with pop-up dinners and restaurants featuring Filipino food (with innovative twists and fusions) happening everywhere you look.
Filipino chefs are really taking the spotlight and are entering various high-level competitions – Winnipegger Jeremy Senaris is a great example with 1st runner up win in Masterchef Canada.
Another Winnipeg chef to keep an eye on is Mr. John Feliciano – currently the Executive Chef of the Glendale Golf and Country Club. Feliciano is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) and has an evident taste for culinary competitions including the 2010 Centrex Iron Chef competition in Winnipeg.
Early on in his career, this drive earned him 5 Gold medals, 4 Best in Category awards and a Top in Show award at the annual Local Culinary Saloon in Manila. He has gone to the international level of competition representing Culinary Team Manitoba at the 2012 Culinary Olympics, which was held in Erfurt, Germany. He will represent Manitoba once more in this year’s 2016 Culinary Olympics.
Chef Feliciano will be participating in the upcoming Food-o-rama event at the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba at the Kusina Showdown on August 7th at 12:00pm.
As a member of the CCFCC, he has taken on the role as mentor to up-and-coming young chefs making their mark on in the culinary arts. Congratulations to our kababayan John Feliciano and the best of luck as you take your culinary art overseas for the 2016 Culinary Olympics!
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