URC Flourish Pilipinas Baking Academy and Bake-off Competition

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This competition is open to all eligible Filipino Citizens who are 18 years of age as of January 2013 who meet the requirements stated herein.  All employees and relatives up to the second degree of affinity and consanguinity of URC Flour, its subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies and sponsors are automatically disqualified from entering this contest.

There will be three awards in two categories:

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

FOR OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES OF BAKERIES and BAKESHOPS, INDEPENDENT BAKERS, BAKING INSTRUCTORS AND PROFESSIONALS

1. GLOBE AWARD –  This category is open for all recipes using hard flour (URC’s Globe or Blend 100 Flour).

2. SAMPAGUITA AWARD – This category is for all recipes using soft flour (URC’s Sampaguita Soft Flour).

NON- PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CULINARY, BAKING, FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT COURSES:

1. DAISY AWARD – This category is for all recipes using cake flour (URC’s Daisy Cake Flour).

HOW TO JOIN THE CONTEST

All Contestants must fill out an entry form which can be accessed through the Recipe Contest tab in the URC Flour/Flourish Pilipinas Facebook page. It can also be downloaded from the  URC Flour website.

All finalists must agree to participate in a bake-off in the following designated areas:
                 GMA                                   Manila                June 15
                LUZON                                 Baguio               July 6
                VISAYAS                              Cebu                  July 27
                MINDANAO                         Davao                August 10

Where applicable, URC Flour shall provide the transportation, food and accommodations of qualified finalists in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. URC Flour shall cover only the transportation, food and accommodations of a qualified finalist in a URC designated hotel.
  
JUDGING CRITERIA

All entries must meet the requirements of the Recipe category entered. Recipes not meeting contest criteria will be disqualified. Entries must be the original recipe of the entrant.

Judging will be done by a panel consisting of a representative of URC Flour Technical Group and two other food professionals designated by URC Flour using the criteria outlined below:

         Taste                                                                                               20%
         Appearance,creativity and plating                                              15%
         Use of local and indigenous ingredients                                      10%
          Extent of use of URC flours in required category                     30%
          (Globe / Blend 100, Sampaguita, and Daisy)
          Extent of use of eligible products                                                 25%
          (See list below for corresponding points)
          TOTAL                                                                                           100%

Eligible Products and Points Assigned (5 points each):

Bakewell Siliconized Paper,  Saf Yeast, McCormick Flavors and Colors/ Suchero Sugar, Corman, Brim, and Tulip Chocolate

Judges will disqualify previously published recipes such as but not limited to those in cookbooks, magazines, from food companies, food blogs or recipe website and winners in cooking contests.

Contestants are required to certify on the information, or belief, that their recipes are their original creation and have not been published or publicized and have not won a cooking or baking contest. All submitted recipes automatically become the property of URC Flour.

Judges reserve the right to disqualify an entry that does not meet contest criteria. Decisions of the board of judges are final in all matters pertaining to this Contest.
 Deadline of Submission of Entries:
                                Entries from GMA  and Luzon                                        April 30, 2013
                                Entries from Visayas, Mindanao                                     May  31, 2013

All recipes/ entries must include a 4R (4” x 6”) color photograph of the finished product. All recipes/ entries must be submitted to the Flourish Pilipinas Facebook Page or emailed to Kayla Andrea at operations@dtc.com.ph. 

All recipes shall be screened and tested by the URC Technical Group which shall determine the finalists who will compete in each area. 

BAKE-OFF

For each area, there will be two (2) finalists for Globe Award, two (2) finalists for Sampaguita Award, and two (2) finalists for Daisy Award.

All finalists will be required to participate in the area-wide bake-off.

                GMA                                       Manila                  June 15
                LUZON                                    Baguio                 July 6
                VISAYAS                                 Cebu                  July 27
                MINDANAO                             Davao               August 10

ALL STUDENT FINALISTS  must agree to demonstrate his/her recipe entry to the URC Technical Team in a separate session in his/her school or home prior to the actual Bake-Off.

Each student finalist will be given ONE THOUSAND PESOS (P1,000) to cover the cost of this demonstration.

SELECTION OF WINNERS

There will be one (1) winner per category in each area : Globe, Sampaguita, and Daisy.
Venue of the bake-off will be determined by URC Flour Division.

PRIZE STRUCTURE:
All twelve (12) winners i.e., three (3) winners per area will receive the following prizes:

Globe             -      P10,000 in cash, 1 Kitchen Aid K45 Mixer, Medal and Supply of Participating Products
Sampaguita     -      P10,000 in cash, 1 Kitchen Aid K45 Mixer, Medal and Supply of Participating Products
Daisy              -      P10,000 in cash, 1 Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer, Medal and Supply of Participating Products

Companies and Schools represented by the winners shall also receive a trophy.

All recipes/ entries must be submitted to the Flourish Pilipinas Facebook Page  or emailed to Kayla Andrea at operations@dtc.com.ph  ON OR BEFORE April 30, 2013 (For Entries from GMA  and Luzon) and ON OR BEFORE May 31, 2013 (For Visayas, Mindanao). For more information, contact Kayla at 02-892-5842 or visit the Flourish Pilipinas Facebook Page.


Per FDA Permit # 0324 Series of 2013

For more details: Visit URC Flourish Pilipinas Facebook page:

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