Gardenia's "The Next Big Sandwich Hit" Qualifying Round Competition in Far Eastern University Manila ♥

I covered an event today for my favorite bread "Gardenia" for The Next Big Sandwich Hit qualifying round competition at Far Eastern University Manila. 
World Bread Day would not have existed had it not been for the declaration by the International Union of Bakers and Bakers-Confectioners in 2005, designating October 16 as the date to celebrate the simple mixture of flour and water, which when heated has become one of the world's staple foods.

To commemorate this special global event, Gardenia Bakeries Philippines Inc. will be scouring for local culinary or ITHM (Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management) students geniuses to concoct the "Next Big Sandwich Hit".

Targeting 10 Universities: 

    Adamson University
    Centro Escolar University (CEU)
    Far Eastern University (FEU)
    La Consolacion College Manila
   Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU)
   Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)
   Philippine Women’s University (PWU)
  St. Scholastica's College Manila
  University of Sto.Tomas
  University of the East (UE Recto)

"The Next Big Sandwich Hit" is pitting 50 students from these schools to come up with sandwich creations that will knock the socks off anyone who bites into them.

Participants was chosen from 10-minute video auditions coming from two members, two recipes and two themes from the following fun categories:
Hell week, Free cut, Fuel Up and Good Morning. 

They demo their sandwich-making skills using any two loaf variants from Gardenia Classic, White Bread, Gardenia High Fiber Wheat Bread, Gardenia High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf, Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf and Gardenia Slim 'n Fit Wheaten Bread. 
  Cooking Showdown:
30% Taste
30% Concept
15% Food Plating/Food Presentation
15% Team Delivery & Presentation
10% Audience Votes

Five teams from each of the 10 participating schools will advance to the qualifying rounds where they will battle it out for the chance to represent their school in the finale. 
TEAM 4 HELL WEEK MASTERS- Representative/Winner for Far Eastern University Manila ♥ 

Winners will be judged through online votes, a taste test, the use of a sponsored ingredient, how much they make on the food kiosk challenge at Mercato Centrale BGC for two nights on October 18-19, 2013 and their creation of 3 main sandwiches and to compete with other schools to make the most sales at Mercato Challenge to be a part of their finale scores.

The following will be make up for the final scores:

1. Sponsored Round 10%
2. Main Challenge 50%
3. Crowd Taste Test 15%
4. Mercato Challenge 15%

The Finale Challenge will be held during Gardenia's own Happy Bread Day festivities at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati on October 28, 2013

Big Prizes await top winners of Gardenia's "The Next Big Sandwich Hit" Competition ♥ 

The top winner will receive P200,00 in cash and prizes; second and third place winners stand to win cash and prizes worth P70,000 and P35,000 respectively and lots of prizes for the participating teams including Voter's choice, Sponsor's choice and People's Choice. 

Are you excited to see who will create the next Gardenia's The Next Big Sandwich Hit?

So as countries around the world celebrate World Bread Day, Gardenia's "The Next Big Sandwich Hit" challenge definitely showcases not only culinary ingenuity and creativity but in how we appreciate bread-the one food eaten by people of every race, culture and religion-with a distinctive Pinoy style.

For more details, visit
FACEBOOK: Gardenia Philippines

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  1. Wew.. matinding labanan yan..lalo pag taste.. Good luck to all of the participants ^_^

    1. Yes masarap kase lahat basta Gardenia ang bread :-)

  2. wooaahh! that's a hepty prize! and that's for making a superb sandwich...
    Good Luck to all participants... Wish I could taste-test their masterpieces :)

  3. i love gardenia bread =) lalo yung choco chip ms chelle.. a bread that no need for a spread =)

    1. Uu nga ang sarap nun! Ako din favorite ko Gardenia Bread :-)

  4. This looks fun! and Whoa grabe ang laki ng prizes! :D

    1. Yes Leilani the prizes that can help them make their own business.

  5. gardenia's bread are great! they should be creative too, and the taste be sooper sarap.. they surely make an amaaazing sandwich. I'm excited to know the winner. big prizes are awaiting for them. kainggit! haha. goodluck to them. xD

  6. I simply love their gardenia bread! I just hope that the winning team could share their recipe even the other participants. I think its time to make the biggest sandwich ever hehe


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