CCA Manila marks 27 years of fulfilling culinary dreams

CCA Manila, one of the leading culinary education institutions in the Philippines, marks its 27th anniversary with a series of events.

CCA Manila has been instrumental in shaping the country’s culinary landscape and fulfilling the dreams of those who aspire to culinary greatness.

CCA Manila will host a three-part event on 29 November, featuring a culinary competition, cooking demos and an alumni homecoming. This celebration will highlight CCA Manila’s achievements and pay homage to the Filipino culinary heritage.

“CCA Manila takes pride in its 27 years of pioneering culinary spirit. With experienced
chef-instructors who are also alumni, the institution upholds a high level of expertise and dedication to the craft. CCA Manila’s strong foundation ensures that students are
well-prepared to succeed in the real world,” said Dr. Veritas F. Luna, CCA Manila chancellor.

The event will kick off with the “Clash of Clans” competition — a Sustainable Filipino Cuisine Team Challenge — starting at 9:30 a.m. Students will prepare an appetizer, a noodle dish and a main course within a tight timeframe of 90 minutes.

The competition aims to showcase sustainable Filipino cuisine and the creativity of aspiring chefs.

From 1 to 4 p.m., CCA Manila host the “My Hometown Cooking” demonstration. Four esteemed instructors, also CCA Manila alumni, will take the stage to present dishes from their respective hometowns — Kerwin Funtanilla’s Cangrejo con Salsa Alavar from Zamboanga, Anne Atanacio’s Caldo from Rizal, Miguel Lorino’s Pancit Pusit from Cavite and Jay Recio’s Inubaran from Aklan.

This interactive and educational experience is open to the public for a fee of P3,500 per person, which includes a certificate, exclusive recipes and tastings.


The celebration will culminate with an alumni homecoming. Starting with a tour of the new BGC campus, this event will provide an opportunity for alumni to reconnect, network and celebrate their shared passion for culinary excellence.

“Through the years, CCA Manila has been at the forefront of championing Filipino cuisine, consistently highlighting local ingredients and techniques, demonstrating that our chefs can compete on a global scale,” Dr. Luna added.

To register for My Hometown Cooking Event and Alumni Homecoming, visit My Hometown Cooking and Alumni Homecoming