MRXUH Mindanao Food Festival

One of the core activities during the 59th Anniversary celebration of Maria Reyna- Xavier University Hospital, Inc. was the Mindanao Food Festival. The MRXUH Workforce showcased their culinary skill as the roster was divided into 4 competing teams, each one representing a Mindanaoan group. Each group then prepared a banquet highlighting food recipes of Mindanao origin.

The Mindanao Food Festival was staged last August 18, 2017 at the MRXUH Medical Specialty Center Concierge where crowd gathered to feast on each teams’ entries. The judging panel included Mr. Francisco Consolacion III, MS-HRM (Proprietor of Kiko’s Catering and chef consultant of the Royal Garden Hotel), Mr. Elton Ladd T. Batinga (Food and Travel Enthusiast) and Mr. Robert Angelo Jacob Ortiz (Culinary instructor at Vineyard Culinary Institute). Present in the event were MRXUH’s Medical Director Dr. Raul Winston Andutan, Sisters in the Administration, Some Affiliated Consultants and members from the MRXUH Workforce.

[Nursing Service Group came to support their entry, Team A with Dr. Elbis Nacua and Dr. Roland Abrina, Nursing Service and Linen Laundry Personnel came to cheer, The Sisters together with Dr. Raul Andutan and the Chairwomen of the Mindanao Food Festival.]

[The Panel of judges (From L to R): Mr. Francisco Consolacion III, Mr. Elton Ladd Batinga, Mr. Robert Angelo Ortiz]

The judges hop-in from one table to another while spectators await for the end of the judging time. Entries were surely palate enticing from the traditional Chicken Pater, All time favorite Kakanin – Puto, Kutsinta and Palitao, Suman Ibos and the more innovative Almumakas( Alugbati, Monggo, Malunggay, Kalabasa, Saluyot) and Kalabasa X Tomato Sauce while refreshments varied from the simple calamansi juice to the non-staple camote tops and lemon grass juice.

The event was truly successful leaving every table empty, awakened kitchen skill and a gastronomic experience for visitors and spectators alike.

The MRXUH Mindanao Food Festival will not be complete without the help of our friends from Axilum Resources Corporation maker of VitaCoco Coconut Juice, Ever Bilena, Diabetasol, Nature Spring, Del Monte Philippines and United Laboratory Inc.
The Blue Team emerged as the Kampyon sa Kusina and was awarded during the MRXUH Fellowship Night last August 22, 2017.