Most of the time, our breakfast and meryenda (snack) include with bread. We love to eat bread. Pinoy bread has become a reflection of our identity, and our peoples history and affinity for food. It has become household staples and have played witnesses to countless family gatherings and community gatherings
In the recent event held in Max’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato, Max’s Corner Bakery and Pilmico continued the celebration of the vibrant tradition of Filipino bread-making, the Tinapay Natin Bread Baking Competition. The launching event was joined members of the press, bloggers and friends from Max’s Restaurant, Max’s Corner Bakery and Pilmico. Roy Tabacolde and Greegy Cabarrubias, #TinapayNatin 2016 Grand Champions also graced the event to share their experience during the competition.
“We are a country who has had a long history of enjoying bread. Even in Max’s Corner Bakery and Max’s Restaurant, the first meal we offered was fried chicken with dinner rolls. It is our hope then that through this competition, our young participants will be able to share the unique story of their bread creations. We want to know the inspiration, the struggles,and the hard work put into making it,” shared Ariel P Fermin, Chief Operating Officer of Max’s Corner Bakers and Max’s Restaurant.
“The entries that we received from last year’s Tinapay Natin competition opened our eyes to the many colorful stories that go with each bread product, and this is a testament of how rich our local bread culture is. We hope that with this competition, we are able to encourage the public to keep the bread-making tradition alive, promote creativity & innovation among Filipino bakers, and of course, support the local bread industry just as much as we and Max’s Corner Bakery do,” said by Tristan Aboitiz, Vice President and Chef Officer of Pilmico.
Tinapay Natin Bread Baking Competition is open to all student bakers and non-professional home bakers ( aged 18 years old and above). It consists of 2 members in one team. Winners will take cash prizes,trophy and medal.
This year’s Tinapay Natin will be running from July to October 2017, with regional bake-offs happening in Baguio, Bacolod, and Davao. The winning bread will be awarded during the Grand Finals in Metro Manila in November, and will be made available through Max’s Corner Bakery nationwide as a limited offering.
Learn more about the Tinapay Natin Bread Baking Competition and follow their stories by visiting www.facebook.com/TinapayNatin