LTB Philippines Presents Culinary Icon Award to Glenda Barretto of Via Mare

By April 7, 2017 Food 2 Comments

Today, the LTB Philippines Chefs Association handed out the inaugural Culinary Icon Award to Via Mare’s Glenda Barretto. The ceremony was held during the Madrid Fusion Manila Congress.

LTB Philippines Chefs Assocation Director for Education J Gamboa and President Fernando Aracama present Via Mare's Glenda Barretto with the Cuilnary Icon Award.

LTB Philippines Chefs Assocation Director for Education J Gamboa and President Fernando Aracama present Via Mare’s Glenda Barretto with the Cuilnary Icon Award.

Before LTB President Fernando Aracama called Mrs. Barretto on stage, two video clips were shown.

The first one was about LTB – its history which dates back to 1979, its mission of improving culinary standards and developing the Filipino culinary professional, and its projects which include the Philippine Culinary Cup, the Culinary Team Pilipinas (I was part of it from 2007 to 2009, naks!), their scholarship program, and various outreach projects.

The second video was about Mrs. Barretto and her unparalleled contribution to the Philippine culinary industry. Her career spans over four decades of being a trendsetter, of proudly promoting local cuisine, of impressing dignitaries, and of inspiring countless lives.

I produced both videos (with big help from Mel and Romel Cortez of Decisive Moments and was thrilled to view them on the giant screens of the SMX Convention Center. The experience never gets old, goose bumps pa rin! I was so anxious before the program, worried about possible glitches. Fortunately, it all went smoothly and our awardee was happy. I am glad I said yes when Chef J. Gamboa offered me this assignment. So grateful to be able to work with LTB Philippines again!

Chef Dickie Aracama lending his voice to the videos presented by LTB Philippines Chefs Assocation during Madrid Fusion Manila.

Chef Dickie Aracama lending his voice to the videos presented by LTB Philippines Chefs Assocation during Madrid Fusion Manila.

Photo Op with the Culinary Icon. Thank you Mrs. Glenda Barretto for allowing me to interrupt your vegetable shopping.

Photo Op with the Culinary Icon. Thank you Mrs. Glenda Barretto for allowing me to interrupt your vegetable shopping.

Some pre-program craziness with my pinaka-favorite chef in the world, J Gamboa of Cirkulo, Milky Way, Azuthai and Tsukiji.

Some pre-program craziness with my pinaka-favorite chef in the world, J Gamboa of Cirkulo, Milky Way, Azuthai and Tsukiji.

The LTB Philippines Chefs Association Culinary Icon trophy by glass and metal designer Miguel Aguas.

The LTB Philippines Chefs Association Culinary Icon trophy by glass and metal designer Miguel Aguas.

Always happy and proud to work with LTB Philippines!

Always happy and proud to work with LTB Philippines!

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