The Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) launched Kumbira 2012 with the theme: “It’s More Fun in Kumbira” last August 15-17 at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. The event was one of the highlights of the Kagay-an Festival. It has drawn-in a lot of participants and spectators from the entire Mindanao and its neighboring areas. Students of ICI HRM &Culinary Arts Department didn’t miss the chance to participate and compete in the event with the goal to display their newly-acquired skills and bring pride to ICI itself.
Competitions like Housekeeping, Cup Cake Decorating, Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Flairtending and Chef Wars were among the highlights during the 3-day event which amazed tourists and greatly helped in promoting the city’s tourism. A total of 40 different schools participated in every competition. It wasn’t easy for our fellow ICI students to compete with other students as their competitors were also the finest students in their respective schools. After all the competitions were done, most of the selected ICI contestants emerged victorious. The following are the names of ICI students who won in Kumbira 2012.
THE FILIPINO CARVER
Warjie H. Pitogo – Silver
Noel Rhyan C. Enriquez – Silver
CUP CAKE DECORATING
Nerissa Jane L. Ledesma – Diploma
Nice D. Simbaco – Diploma
MINDANAO CHEF WARS
Ramil John A. Abuyabor – Silver
Roel Michael R. Sibe – Silver
Alex F. Arcamo – Silver
Lucasro S. Caharian
All the hard work of ICI HRM & Culinary Arts Department instructors and the competing students paid off. ICI has once again proved to everyone that it can produce competent students who can show their skills and talent in any given competition.