August 22, 2012

SM Master Chefs in SM Hypermart

SM Hypermart in Cubao has once again put a great cooking show, more of a cooking marathon, last week for Media and Bloggers to celebrate it's first year in the business. Chef RJ Garcia of San Miguel, Chef Tess Sutilo of Nestle, Chef Menoy Jimenez of CDO, Chef  Arnold Bernardo of Bounty Fresh and Chef Paulo Sia of Uniliver transformed SM Hypermart Cubao into one big culinary kitchen. All the ingredients they use for cooking is found in SM Hypermart Cubao, as well as other branches of SM Hypermart.


Experience the same high I got from this wonderful event by visiting SM Hypermart. Refer to the schedule below to find out where the Chefs are going to be next:





San Miguel Purefoods - Chef RJ Garcia

Previous Work Experiences:          
Restaurant/Kitchen Manager      Gitara Grill


Equipement Supervisor                  ABS-CBN Junior Master Chef


CHEF                                                       Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Training Experience: Je Suis Gourmand and Mandarin Oriental Manila



Bounty Fresh - Chef Arnold Bernardo

March 2011 to Present          Montemar Beach Club, Bagac Bataan
Executive Chef / Consultant
§ Create dishes/menu for Montemar’s La Marea restaurant
§ Launch the 2nd Montemar restaurant called “Lanai”
§ Testing and improving existing dishes
§ Training of cooks and waiters.
§ Oversee costing procedures

October 2010 to December 2010, Mapua Institure of Technology, Makati
Chef Instructor
§ Teach Quantity Food Production to students

July, 2009 to Present          Wheatberry Bakery & CafĂ©, Quezon City
Chef / Consultant
§ Create dishes for the restaurant’s menu and promotions
§ Testing and improving existing dishes
§ Training of cooks and waiters.

2008 to 2009          Chattrade Enterprises (SABA brands)
Corporate Chef / Consultant
§ Create recipes using SABA products to be used for cooking demonstrations, inside product labels and publications
§ Kitchen testing of SABA recipes
§ Conduct cooking demonstrations to clients and end consumers

2008 to 2009          SPARKS Promotions & marketing Service, Inc. (For Nestle)
Chef / Cooking Demonstrator
§ Create recipes using Nestle products to be used for cooking demonstrations
§ Conduct cooking demonstrations to end consumers


CDO - Chef Menoy Gimenez


                                                 Nestle - Chef Tess Sutilo

Handles all internal and external activities of Julius Maggi Kitchen.
Develops recipes, conducts tasting sessions, handle promo attendant training for various sampling activities that involve food preparation and cooking for Nestle brands.

Graduated from St. Paul College of Manila, HRM.
Holder of Certificate in Basic Professional Culinary and Baking Course at CCA
Holder of Certificate in Basic Professional  Food Styling Course at CACS
Author of Daily Delights Cookbook (#4 Bestseller in Non Fiction Category)
Author of Celebrating 100 Years of Cooking with Nestle Cookbook)



Unilever - Chef Paulo Sia

Graduated in Center for Culinary Arts

          Trained in C2 restaurant
          Worked in various hotels such as Linden Suites, Sofitel, Discovery suites
          and Intercon
          Had a catering business – Caterer@large and MCS catering
          Became consultant for Caterers in Manila
          Trained in Singapore for Chinese Cuisine
          Trained in Bangkok for Asian Cuisine
          Trained in Vietnam (Chefmanship)
          Member Le Toques Blanche Phil. (Chef Association)
          Sous vide training with Master chef Ryan Clift


Entertainment was also provide by SM Hypermart's Staff


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