Papers on Philippine sawsawan, Puto Calasiao by CTHM Culinary Entrep students win paper award

Two (2) research teams from the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s BS Hospitality Management – Culinary Entrepreneurship Program won 1st and 2nd Place for Best Paper – Student Category during the KAIN Conference 2023. It was held on April 4, 2023 (Tuesday) at Jose Rizal University, Mandaluyong City.

Karen Grace V. Aster, Jaime Ramir B. Castillo, Shekaina R. Cheng, John Paulo L. Trillana, and Ysabella Marie B. Varlez won 1st Place with the research entitled “Sawsawan: Explicating the Culinary Heritage Significance of Philippine Condiments using Bibliometrics (1972 – 2018)”.

Meanwhile, Dylan M. Cariño, Victor Ian P. Cera, Ma. Sophia J. Medina, Louise Orlane R. Reyes, Arrian Karl A. Zaldivar, and Thomas Dominic M. Zambrano won 2nd Place with the research entitled “Amputi Balitok (White Gold): Explicating the Culinary Significance and Safeguarding Dimensions of Puto Calasiao in Pangasinan, Philippines.” The research was in partnership with the Municipal Government of Calasiao, Pangasinan, and the paper was co-authored by Ms. Tammy Marie C. Fernandez (Municipal Tourism Officer) and Mr. Gerald L. Quinit (Municipal Agriculturist).

KAIN Conference, now in its third year and part of the education campaign of the Filipino Food Month national celebration, aims to play a major role in achieving sustainable development goals by promoting agricultural development, food security, nutrition, sustainable food production, and the conservation of biodiversity. It was organized by the Slow Food Youth Movement Network Philippines, Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Jose Rizal University.

Both teams were mentored by Inst. Jame Monren T. Mercado, MACHS from the Department of Tourism Management and the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education. Mercado co-authored the work.

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