Lyceum of the Philippines – Batangas holds the “Overall School Champion” title for GCC3. 

Congratulations to the following students and coaches for winning their respective events in the recently concluded Grand Culinary Challenge III Limited Edition – Caterer’s Cut! 


Champion: James Benson Alda
Coach: Joel Siman
School: Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas

Second Place: Clear Torres
Coach: Louie Fababaer
School: National Teacher’s College

Third Place: John Brian Javier
Coach: Joel Siman
School: Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas

To view the photos for the GCC Astoria Grand Housekeeping Challenge, click here.

For the rest of the Winners’ List, click here.

Watch out for the posting of more GCC photos (crowd shots, interesting personalities spotted, etc.), short articles and short GCC stories – contributions from GCC coaches, participants and observers. Keep visiting the GCC website and the GCC page on Facebook!

GCC at the Heart of the Core

by the GCC Organizers

Few are aware that all the events in the Grand Culinary Challenge (GCC) are run mostly by students. “Mostly” students because some of them have already graduated but continue to serve whenever needed.

This group of “mostly” students are the ones who oversee the Ingress of contestants. They are the ones who time and manage the competitions, who coordinate and report to the Board of Judges and who generally run the simultaneous events unfolding in the Grand Culinary Challenge every minute. They are called the CORE for a reason.

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My GCC Journey

by Chef Miner del Mundo

St. Therese – MTC Colleges started preparing for the Grand Culinary Challenge as early as June.  We continuously tested all our entry-recipes in our school kitchen to ensure the best flavour combinations and side dishes. We took to the task seriously, carefully studying all our recipes before choosing the ones we will submit to GCC.

The most important thing we’ve put into consideration was that each recipe we will submit to GCC must not only be creative but easy enough for a student to execute under pressure of competition.

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