Jolly University (JU) is a program organized by Fly Ace Corporation which began in 2013. It encourages diversity as well as collaboration across and beyond academic borders while effectively transferring key skills to talented young students. Serving as a springboard to prepare aspirants in their future careers, the highly successful campus-wide competition nurtures cooperative relationships among students and institutions in promoting culinary excellence and food business innovation in the Philippines.
JU indeed has grown to become a long running program that is greatly supported by the academic communities as well as partners from various industries. It has also grown to become a prestigious campus-wide cooking competition that's deeply committed in harnessing young students' talents in cooking, pushing their creative boundaries as they come up with a prize-winning do entry.
The top 20 finalists presented their innovative modern renditions of Filipino classics and fusion recipes yesterday ,March 15 held at St. Scholastica's College. The culinary competition among the top 20 elite finalists focused on elevating one's culinary passion and recreating everyday dishes with this year's theme " Innovate. Create. Share. "
The top 20 finalists are: Richmond Suntay (University of Sto. Tomas), Jericho Pareja (Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila), Jenald Pascual (NCBA Fairview), Phoebe Punzalan (CEU-Makati), Zire Oliver Romero ( Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila), Andrea Marie Saclao (Lyceum of the Philippines-Manila), John Phillip Brocoy (Emilio Aguinaldo College), Moeko Shinshi (San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation Inc. College), Jesch Bodano (Far Eastern University-Manila), Tyrone Lemuel Ty (University of Sto. Tomas), Rafael Imalay (NCBA Fairview), Camille Dizon (Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology), Ma. Trixia Joyce Sevilla (St. Scholastica's College Manila), Patricia Ong (Chiang Kai Shek College), Dustin Ryan Agoncillo (Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology), Ria Daniel Arugay (San Sebastian College Recoletos), Daryanne Chanel Yongco (University of Sto. Tomas), Eduard Vargas (EARIST), Pauline Galang ( Manila Tytana Colleges) and Janzel Dayag (St. Joseph College Quezon City)
For JU year 5, greater social media engagement was achieved via a Golden Ticket mechanics wherein two of the chosen top 20 finalists can advance immediately to the final round during the Cook-Off. The two contestants who automatically earned the final slots are Richmond Sunday of UST for whose dish photo garnered the Most Likes and Shares on Facebook and Ria Arugay of San Sebastian Recoletos for the Most Jolly Canned Vegetable Product Labels Collected.
|JU year 5 Grand Winner, Tyrone Lemuel Ty of UST with Fly Ace Corporation Executives|
|Hainanese Chicken Binakol Noodle Soup, Tyrone Lemuel Ty , UST|
Grand Winner - Tyrone Lemuel Ty of UST
|Richmond Suntay, UST|
1st Runner Up- Richmond Suntay of UST
|Patricia Ong, Chiang Kai Shek College|
2nd Runner Up - Patricia Ong of Chiang Kai Shek College
This year's sole grand champion took home fifty thousand pesos (P50, 000) worth of cash and prizes.
Jolly University Year 5 Grand Cook-Off wouldn't be a success without the support of event sponsors : St. Scholastica's College, Masflex, Fujidenzo, Whirlpool, Technogas, UCPB, Jolly Cow, Lotus Biscoff, Dona Elena, May Sparkling Grape Juice, and Good Life.