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Themed “Philippine Regional Cuisine: Prospects and Opportunities for International Market,” the AAHRMEI Gourmet Skills Competition and Expo 2011 is set to convene the country’s leading HRM and Tourism students from various schools on September 30, 2011 at 7:00AM-8:00PM at the College Grounds and the Auditorium of San Sebastian College Recoletos (SSCR) – Manila.

The event spearheaded by the Association of Administrators of Hospitality, Hotel and Restaurant Management Educational Institutions (AAHRMEI) in cooperation with its active partners and sponsors, will include various events which will affirm and celebrate the significant contribution of its industry in economic development.

Lutong Pinoy, Sangkap Pinoy Coooking Competition
Some local Filipino dishes are struggling in terms of presentation and global acceptability. Witness it live as different teams vie for the most innovative and best tasting proudly Pinoy regional cuisine. Limited general pass tickets priced at 200 pesos are available at select colleges and universities or you can course through your inquiries at the Secretariat’s Office. Few tickets will also be available on-site.

HRM Student Leaders’ Summit
Invited speakers will discuss on crucial roles of student leadership in light of HRM profession. Student participants will be inspired by the invited speakers. Certificates and Food will be provided to the participants. Summit Registration Fee is 300 pesos including meals and certificates. Venue will be at the SSCR Auditorium.

On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest
This competition envisions to shell out the creative juices and varying stands of HRM and Tourism students about industry issues and topics. Winning entry will be published and disseminated to AAHRMEI member colleges and universities.

Table Napkin Competition & Bartending Competition
Hold your breath as the country’s top contenders showcase excellent Filipino talent in the art of table napkin folding and bartending. Eliminations will be conducted in the morning of September 30 and select number of qualifiers will battle out in the afternoon.

Search for the Mr. and Ms. HRM Philippines 2011
Perhaps, one of the event highlights of the affair showcasing the beauty, talent, skills and intelligence of HRM and Tourism students from all over the country. Top 15 male and 15 female candidates will compete on the pageant night from 5:00-8:00 in the afternoon. This shall cap off the whole day filled with fun and excitement.

Exhibitions and Exposition
We are also expecting exhibits to add extra lively atmosphere during the event. Aside from the official sponsors, some exhibitors are also invited to do exhibits and selling during the actual events. Sponsors and partners will be raffling off numerous items for the participants.

The AAHRMEI Gourmet Skills Competition and Expo 2011 envisions to make this event an annual gathering of students taking up HRM and Tourism coming from 600 active and dynamic members schools of AAHRMEI and spectators and food enthusiasts alike. For inquiries, please contact AAHRMEI Secretariat for tickets and competition mechanics at 09286108941 (Dr. Siy); 09086679028 (Tita Vi); or (02) 7022882 loc. 541 (Mark) or coordinate with Kaizen Events & Marketing Services for Sponsorship/Exhibitors Details at (02) 2851161/ (02) 4047394 (Grace or Jay).