Today is International Chefs Day. The LTB Philippines Chefs Association celebrated in advance last Tuesday, October 17 at Bistro Manuel.
Chef Ariel Manuel prepared a degustation that wowed his colleagues in the industry. Everything was perfect. Even the service was topnotch.
It was nice to see the chefs in fan mode, delighting in the view of the open kitchen.
Chef Ariel Manuel was missing in action for some time after Lolo Dad’s in Malate closed so this served as some sort of comeback party for him as well.
Proceeds from the event will be used for the 2018 LTB Philippines Culinary Scholarship program. Since its launch in 2005, over 179 hotel and restaurant administration teachers from the rural areas have benefited from it.
Outgoing LTB Philippines Chefs Association president Chef Fernando Aracama updated the members about their other projects such as the cook book drive for a public school and annual trip to underprivileged communities to educate children about healthy eating and sanitation practices. Then he segued to introducing his successor, Chef James Antolin.
The degustation menu will be available until October 31, for P2,500. Bistro Manuel is located at Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 871-8566 or (0926) 7341067. Follow their account on Instagram.
The LTB Philippines Chefs Association traces its history to 1979. It was founded with the objective of improving culinary standards and developing the Filipino culinary professional. For more information, visit their website, like their page on Facebook , or follow their account on Instagram.