The GCC3 BGP Grand Barista Challenge

The winners of the GCC BGP Grand Barista Challenge are:

Champion: Aldrin S. Lumaban
Coach: Ernest Martin
School: Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila

Second Place: Queenie Mafe Basallo
Coach: Theresa Resurreccion
School: University of Sto. Tomas
Also, Special Dole Awardee for the Barista Challenge

Third Place: John Louis Daniel Selorio
Coach: Ernest Martin
School: Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila

The GCC-BGP Grand Barista Challenge is a student barista competition sponsored by the Barista Guild of the Philippines under the Grand Culinary Challenge Program.

What made the competition unique was the fact that BGP conducted a free and exclusive seminar for all registered contestants on Basic Coffee Preparations prior to eliminations. The seminar was made possible through the venue-sponsorship of Technolux Philippines in their Technolux Test Kitchen in Makati

Eighteen contestants competed in the eliminations. Six were chosen as grand finalists. From among the six, three were declared winners in Villa Immaculada during the GCC Grand Finals.

Dole Philippines, one of GCC’s major sponsors, gave out a special, independent award to their barista of choice.

For more information on who the grand finalists were, click here. Watch out for the posting of the GCC3 Favorites Photo Gallery and GCC3 Spotted! Gallery (crowd shots) – both coming soon! Keep visiting the GCC website AND like us on Facebook!

 

 

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