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22nd February 2024

Novotel Manila Araneta City celebrates culinary heartistry


In this year’s Philippine Culinary Cup, the most distinguished culinary competition in the Philippines, chefs from Novotel Manila Araneta City demonstrated their culinary mastery and conquered at the World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2022 held last August 3 to 6, 2022 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.  The Novotel Manila Araneta team of culinary geniuses headed by hotel’s secret ingredient, Executive Chef Massimiliano Pauletto, showcased their distinctive flair in the kitchen and took home a total of 9 medals. For the team categories, the Dream Team of Sous Chef Rhenner Alair, Demi CDP Jacobsen Bustamante and CDP Catherine Basiyo earned silver medals. Also bagging silver are Demi CDP Armani Labonete and Chef Richard Caoile for Filipino Cuisine. Earning the bronze medals from different categories are Demi CDP John Paul Llamas for French Touch Seafood, Demi CDP Jacobsen Bustamante for U.S. Lamb, Sous Chef Rhenner Alair for U.S. Pork, and Demi CDP Ernest Goleta for Plant-Based Meal. CDP Shaina Mendoza and Chef Imee Julia Rivera joined French Touch Dessert and U.S. Beef categories respectively.

Taste the award-winning dishes and witness the culinary team’s artistry at Food Exchange Manila, Gourmet Bar by Novotel, The 6th Manila, and Indulge Gelato and its event services. For reservations, call 89907888 or email h7090-FB1@accor.com.  For exclusive hotel offers, visit my.novotelmanilaaranetacity.com.  The Novotel Manila Araneta City online boutique is a fresh new retail concept where hotel guests and dedicated Novo-fans can shop for popular staycations, unique spa treatments, buffet goodies, and a variety of items from the hotel’s famed TakeMeOut menu.


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