JP Rahnema, Ida Tan-Schneider, Marilou Acuna
JP Rahnema, Ida Tan-Schneider, Marilou Acuña

Tecnogas Philippines recently held a cooking contest that tasked the contestants with creating an Italian pasta dish with a Filipino twist. Titled Tecnogas Kitchen Superstar, the live cook-off aimed to promote culinary excellence in the Philippines.

It was the first of its kind for Tecnogas, which is an Italian brand. The cooking contest served as an exciting platform for food enthusiasts with no professional culinary experience to showcase their skills and love for cooking.

The event saw the attendees enjoying good food and winning exciting raffle prizes, aside from witnessing the main competition. Tecnogas Philippines sales manager JP Rahnema stated, “For more than 65 years, Tecnogas has always been passionate in creating cooking appliances designed to deliver best results and through this event, we want to encourage and promote culinary excellence even more by letting them use the right equipment.”

Chef Charmaine Fider of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Marlon Aldenese of Cook Magazine and Marilou Acuña of Flyace Corporation served as the Tecnogas Kitchen Superstar judges. Ida Tan-Schneider was named the grand champion with her creamy smoked salinas pasta creation while Mariane Camba and Rholielyn Garcia were the second and third placers, respectively.

As the first ever Tecnogas Kitchen Superstar grand champion, Tan-Schnieder got to take home a 20,000-peso cash prize. She also received over 100,000-peso worth of gift packs including a kitchen showcase from Tecnogas.

Renowned as one of the top premium cooking appliance brands from Italy since 1952, Tecnogas has a line of cooking ranges, cooktops, range hoods, ovens and Vortex stoves that combine a strong design with extraordinary quality and performance. Appstar Global Distributor, Inc. distributes the Italian brand’s products, which are available in all leading appliance stores nationwide with over 250 service centers.

In partnership with Anson’s Appliances and Unimart Capitol Commons, Tecnogas Kitchen Superstar was made possible together with Jolly Food, Doña Elena, Kessler’s, Masflex Cookware and Kitchenware, King Sue Ham and Sausages, Fujidenzo, Solane, Doña Maria, Whirlpool, Al Dente, Good Life, Bubble Man, Cif, Klio, Philadelphia, LocknLock, Fineti, Gardenia and Mother’s Best, among others. For more information and updates about their products and events, like Tecnogas Philippines on Facebook or visit their official website