Global Academy Open House: Do More, Learn More, Cook More Armed with a Spatula and a Superior Diploma

Global Academy, Institution of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

When in Manila, how often will you come across avant-garde cuisine that makes use of ingredients seemingly from other countries, let alone other planets? Well, cutting-edge cuisine is usually only offered at high-end restaurants for ultimate foodies with pockets as deep as their stomachs.

Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to be a part of Global Academy‘s open house featuring this prestigious institution’s Superior Diploma program, which covers culinary techniques and the use of cutting-edge technology. This culinary and hospitality academy had the attendees of the demo try out their modern cuisine using some very complex and sophisticated kitchen equipment.

The many awards won by Global Academy.

The many awards won by Global Academy.

Global Academy’s “Iron Chefs”

Before commencing with the cooking demo and the sampling of the dishes to be cooked, Chef Brando Santos, Global Academy‘s Business Development Head, gave a few words on what it takes to make in the culinary industry. According to him, the basic techniques and cooking processes can only take you so far. Armed with a Superior Diploma, you’ll certainly go and cook places.

Chef Brando Santos, Chef Instructor and Business Development Head

Chef Brando Santos, Chef Instructor and Business Development Head

Chef Vic Sanchez, Head of the Global Academy Superior Diploma Program and the demo chef for the open house, introduced us to the highly advanced equipment he will be using and to the rigors and complexity of modern cuisine. The machines displayed on the counter were extremely pricey but with the price figures they amounted to, you’re sure to get top-notch culinary results.

Chef Vic Sanchez, Head of Superior Diploma Program

Chef Vic Sanchez, Head of Superior Diploma Program

I don’t know squat about cooking, so don’t even get me started on the kitchen equipment that Chef Vic showed that I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole with my clumsy hands.

Click on the next page for some of the decadent food samplings we had.


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