UB is 14-time champion in HRT Weekend

 The UB team that competed in the 14th Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Weekend 

(Photo: UB Media Affairs and Publications Office/Rene Pascua)



The University of Baguio (UB) has ruled the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) Weekend held last Oct. 4-6, recording its 14th championship win in the competition.


UB remains undefeated and presently holds the record for winning the competition for 14 straight years.


The UB team hauled 48 medals from 31 events, bringing home the Presidential Award, the highest award given at the event. UB garnered the most number of gold medals (18 gold medals), besting 34 schools in the student division and 16 hotels and restaurants under the professional division.


Likewise, UB dominated the quiz bee, grabbing the championship trophy for the fourth time.


The HRT Weekend, organized by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio, is an annual staging of the National Food Showdown - Luzon and a lineup of culinary skills competitions open to hospitality, restaurant, and tourism professionals and students.


Here are the UB winners:



Amuse Bouche

Bryan L. Laruan – Gold

Amayi Shizue B. Quetua – Gold


The Soup Kitchen

Giov C. Alipio, Louie Jonson C. Solis – Gold


Plated Desserts

Erika Grace A. Ocampo, Michelle Lorighee B. Udarbe – Gold


Wedding Cakes – White on White

Nick David M. Ramos, Lovelee Mariel D. Bajada, John Hienrick B. Viste – Gold


Creative Cake Decoration

Mercy Joy T. Miray, Princess M. Cawas, Fiel Thryssa P. Gorio – Gold


Pralines – Classic with a Modern Twist

Andrea Ann Faye F. Apo – Gold


The Housekeeper

Arric Amiel C. Sim, Alexander Marcuz S. Concha – Gold


Fruit & Vegetable Carving

Marciano C. Olongan, Jr. – Gold

Jenny G. Colingey – Bronze


Fruit & Vegetable Carving – Team

Marciano C. Olongan Jr., Jenny G. Colingay – Gold

Alfea Jade C. Manuel, Dare Nem Angel U. Domingo – Bronze


Cocktail Mixing – Finals

Rhojena T. Medrano – Gold

Florence L. Lorenzo – Silver

Renalyn D. Cutit – Bronze


Mocktail Mixing Competition – Finals

Ceidre S. Biongcog – Gold

Rowena B. Lopez – Gold

Jhezikka Frances B. Pascua – Silver

Dave Christian B. Realin – Silver


Table Setting Competition

Ma. Cecilia V. Godito, Raven King O. Monsalud, Erika C. Orpilla – Gold

Rommel P. Nierves, Sofia Marie C. Genove, Mark Raymond Angelo B. Guillermo – Silver


Coffee Concoction

Dexter N. Quebec – Gold 

Hanna Deza E. Diano – Silver

Genesis Kyline Evangelista – Silver


Pasta and Sauce Showdown

Zedric Anthony Elijah M. Butz, Jyra B. Emperador – Silver


The Compleat Chef – The Apprentice

Alea Faye D. Tubig, Sean Tyron D. Tomas, Isiah P. Raquel – Silver


Dessert Flambe

Crisar P. Buya – Silver

Bryan D. Ayang-ang – Silver


Events Planning

Faith Ann S. Villegas, Janine Ashley Ysabelle C. Cabebe, Drexler Andre E. Macario, Gemariah B. Busacay, Rojie May C. Santos – Silver


Napkin Folding

Shania Mae D. Pangda – Silver


Floral Bouquet Design

James Carl B. Madriaga – Silver

Garret D. Sebio – Bronze


Hospitality Services Entrepreneurship

Airelle Willowee G. Garcia, Kevin Patrick M. Placido, David Karel P. David, Lyka Angela C. Yao, Mer-one Ralph S. Bolinto Jr. – Silver


Chef Wars

Rodel E. Gayo, Jacy Mae P. Samaniego, John Michael M. Pua – Bronze


The Pantry Chef

Neil O. Mangaoang, Jenny L. Jose – Bronze


Baby Cakes

Denise Korine A. Balagot – Bronze


Floral Design Centerpiece

Ma. Lady Viben T. Agupitan – Bronze

Daniel Marc F. Luken – Bronze


Klasika Kulinarya

Adolf K. Batton Jr., Hazel Jovelyne G. Domingo – Diploma


Flairtending Competition

Rever P. Dawilan – Diploma

Francis Xavier L. Briones – Diploma


Centerpiece Design – Lobby

Mark Glen C. Jasmin, Steven Charles Ronquillo – Diploma


Quiz Bee

Marou Jamila Y. Bravo, Excel Jane S. Bartolome, Aileen Pearl A. Talusig – Champion

Wynoena Ella O. Aquino, Josefine Chelsee S. Lozares, Ian Orlando B. Aquino III – Silver


HRAB Got Talent

Mary Grace C. Zaporteza – Gold





 UB was hailed as the over-all champion at the event, which was simultaneously held with the regional elimination of the 12th National Food

Showdown. UB also snagged the Presidential Award and finished as the quiz bee champion.

(Photo: UB Media Affairs and Publications Office/Rene Pascua)








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