The Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) will again be the venue of Ajinomoto’s Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) on 27 January 2017.

UCC is an inter-school culinary competition that will showcase the creativity, innovativeness, and culinary skills of future chefs in using umami taste to the fullest potential. It advocates the slogan “Eat Well, Live Well” by challenging students to prepare nourishing and healthy dishes using the “Choose, Cook, and Serve” guidelines. With Ajinomoto’s support, the Aspiring chefs will be able to learn the proper balance of carbs, protein and vibrant colored vegetables by whipping up unique dishes and exploring innovative plating styles.

 Year after year, Ajinomoto has thoughtfully put together this program to tickle the minds and taste buds of culinarians and food lovers. The whole UCC experience can be described as a full-day event of fun and exciting educational activities. Aside from cooking and plating, there will also be an “Aminomazing Showdown” where contestants will create healthy beverage concoctions to the tune of danceable mash-up songs.

In order to sustain the enthusiasm and delight of the show’s audience, the Ajinomoto organizers decided to have a repeat of this event at the Philippine Trade Training Center which is an ideal location for everyone