Around 60 food bloggers based in Metro Manila attended this invitation-only event, which aimed to give them the experience of what it is like to be a student at Enderun Colleges for an afternoon.
The first part of the event was held at the school's Culinary Amphitheater, which resembled the set of many traditional cooking shows on television.
After a brief introduction and welcome remarks from representatives of the External Communication department of Enderun Colleges, the food bloggers were treated to a cooking demonstration by ADF+Enderun Executive Chef Marc Chalopin, one of the faculty of the school's Culinary Arts program, a specialization in the school's International Hospitality Management degree program.
Chef Marc displayed impressive cooking techniques and plating skills as he prepared two dishes: Chocolat Liégeois (chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce, coffee and rum crumble, almond nougat and whipped cream) and Shrimp Tartar Burgers.
With his thick and unmistakable French accent, Chef Marc alternated explaining the procedure of preparing and plating the dishes with answering questions randomly asked by the food bloggers.
The food bloggers sampled the dishes prepared by Chef Marc in the lounge of school's Culinary Arts Building. This was accompanied by a variety of snacks that were prepared by the students completing their degree here. The afternoon snack also gave food bloggers the opportunity to mingle with each other and with members of the External Communications Department of Enderun Colleges as well as have their pictures taken with Chef Marc.
After the afternoon snack, the food bloggers went on a campus tour to view the different facilities of Enderun Colleges. From the kitchens where the students master their culinary skills to the classrooms used by those enrolled in their Entrepreneurship and Business Administration degree programs, Enderun Colleges provide their students world-class facilities to prepare them to work in some of the top restaurants and hotels in the world.
The hallways of the different buildings that make up the school's campus were decorated with artworks featuring different dishes that have been prepared by the students as well as distinctions and partnerships Enderun Colleges has received. These include partnerships with Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
, and the Alain Ducasse Foundation
They even have a working application restaurant simply named Restaurant 101. The dining area is manned by students enrolled in the school's Hospitality Management degree program while its kitchen is run by culinary arts students, overseen by one of the chefs that make up the International Hospitality Management faculty.
This is opened to the public for lunch and dinner, giving students here a first-hand experience of working in a real restaurant.
Enderun Colleges offers four-year undergraduate degree programs in International Hospitality Management, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. It's continuing education branch, Enderun Extension, provides certificate and short course programs in Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, Wine Appreciation and English Language courses.