By Maya M. Padillo
Marco Polo Davao has every reason to celebrate these days. Its employees Michael Palo, Jemar Cabellada and Marlon Demapanag won the gold in table setting category with the theme wedding at Kulinarya Ug Serbisyo of the South (KUSDelSur): Flavors of the South last September 26-29 at Abreeza Mall of Davao.
Apart from gold, MPD also bagged numerous medals. MPD associates got silver and bronze medals in various categories: Silver Medal– Buffet Centerpiece by Dionelo Balofiños, Silver Medal – Appetizer: Kadayawan Kinilaw and Trio Kinilaw Sa Dabaw by Erroll Laudato and Kevin Morales, Silver Medal – Cocktail: Southern Punch by Nathan Docot, Silver Medal – Cocktail: Southern Cinnamon Smoke by Lawrence Ibarra, Silver Medal – Dessert: Flourless Malagos Tableya Chocolate Cake by Hernard Ampon, Bronze Medal – Cake Decorating: Farm Garden Wedding by Joseph Milgo, Bronze Medal – Salad: Grilled baby Prawn Salad in Bamboo Boat, Bronze Medal – Soup: Chicken and Green Asparagus Tinola Soup, Bronze Medal – Sandwich: Wraps sa Davao by Ian Verde and Erroll Laudato. Bronze Medal – Mocktail: Davao Breeze by Nathan Docot.
Criteria for judging were based on point-system based on international standards.
KUSDelSur organized by the Davao Tourism Association (DATA), is a three-day culinary and service skill competition aimed at uplifting and inspiring students and professionals alike in the culinary and service sector to improve their skills and reach for standards that are not only at par with the national level but can compete in the global arena with Philippines playing an active role in the ASEAN.
Marco Polo Davao is strategically located at the heart of Davao City. It is Mindanao’s first and only premier hotel with 245 well-appointed rooms and suites. For the past 18 years, the hotel still lives up to its brand of elegance and warm Davao hospitality.
Marco Polo Davao also serves as an ideal venue for meetings and functions. It has six function rooms and two ballrooms, which provide the ideal balance of versatility, technology and design. Retreat to any of the rooms and suites, which are elegant realizations of comfort, warmth and space. The rooms and suites on the Continental Club Floor provide utmost privacy for the guest with a stunning view of Mount Apo or the Samal Island. All the rooms and suites in Marco Polo Davao are equipped with broadband internet and other amenities befitting a business traveler.