Over the years, Pinoy bread has become a reflection of our identity, and our people’s history and affinity for food. Different bread variants, from the humble pan de sal to the merienda-favorite ensaimada, have become household staples and have played witnesses to countless family and community gatherings.
Apart from enjoying the numerous kinds of bread that we have today, being familiar with our local bread culture’s colorful history helps preserve its rich heritage. Understanding the stories behind each bread also heightens the sense of pride we have in local food.
To continue celebrating the vibrant tradition of Filipino bread-making, the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition is back for its second run this year. With the support of Max’s Corner Bakery and Pilmico, the competition is bigger, better, and more inclusive.
Mindanao elimination round set in Davao City
The first elimination round in University of Mindanao, is set to kick off the competition, which aims to inspire Filipinos, particularly the youth, to take part in revitalizing our colorful bread culture.
Eleven competing teams composed of students from culinary schools and hobbyists from various cities in Mindanao, will come together to showcase their bread baking skills, and share the stories behind their flavorful traditional and modern breads.
Cash prizes await participants with the most compelling bread stories and entries with regional elimination rounds happening in Davao, Bacolod and Baguio. The winning bread will be awarded during the Grand Finals in Metro Manila in November, and will be made available through Max’s Corner Bakery nationwide as a limited offering.