Visayas, Mindanao bakers advance to the Grand Finals of Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition

Anna Carreon | Oct. 12, 2017

Six teams from various cities in Visayas came together for the Bacolod leg of the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition last Friday, 6 October 2017.

Inspired by the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin movement and organized by Pilmico Foods Corporation and Max’s Corner Bakery, the competition aims to inspire Filipinos, particularly the youth, to take part in revitalizing the Philippines’ colorful bread culture.

The Visayas elimination round, held at the HRM department of University of St. La Salle Bacolod, saw six teams show off their bread baking skills as they created a traditional bread as well as add their own twist to Pinoy favorites with their version of a modern bread.


Apart from the participants’ technical skills, the individual stories of their bread entries was an important component in selecting the winning team.

What makes this year’s competition more exciting is that Tinapay Natin also welcomed non-professional home bakers – apart from student bakers – to take part in the competition.

Student bakers from St. Therese College, Iloilo City came out as the champions for the Visayas Round. With their baliwag pandesal and ube cheese bun, Rey Marc Sinco and Marc Wenz Vallente will represent Visayas and advance to the Grand Finals in Metro Manila in November.

Hobbyists from Davao and Cagayan de Oro hailed winners for the Mindanao leg of Tinapay Natin

Pilmico and Max’s Corner Bakery headed to Mindanao for the first elimination round of Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition. University of Mindanao – Matina Campus, Human Resources Department served as the host for the competition.

Eleven competing teams composed of students from culinary schools and hobbyists from various cities in Mindanao, showcased their bread baking skills, and shared the stories behind their flavorful traditional and modern breads.

In the end, hobbyists from Cagayan de Oro and Davao City were declared the winners of the baking competition and will represent Mindanao during the Grand Finals.

The winners are:

Team no. 6, Bakers/Hobbyists from Davao City
Pancho B. Galvez Jr.
Marven Mangubat

Team no. 8, Pastry crew from Cagayan de Oro
Aldrin Fajardo
Richard Mark Toloza

They each get a cash prize of Php 10,000, Max’s Restaurant GCs and a spot in the Grand Finals.

The winning bread from the Grand Finals will be made available through Max’s Corner Bakery nationwide as a limited offering.



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