The future looks brighter and more jolly for aspiring young chefs and food entrepreneurs as the country’s highly anticipated campus-wide search for exceptional culinary talents, JOLLY University (JU), is now accepting applications for its upcoming Year 4 edition.
Following its overwhelming success in the last three years, JU Year 4 goes full blast with the theme, “It’s MORE JOLLY in the Philippines.” A campaign spearheaded by JOLLY Food Line, the No. 1 canned vegetable brand in the country, JU is an educational advocacy program which aims to enhance the competency of students in becoming the next generation food industry champions. Also, this program will harness a student’s skills and creativity in developing food concepts that will cater to consumers and the food industry.
Students seeking for career-building opportunities are invited to join, explore, and conquer new learning fields while pursuing their passion for culinary arts and food entrepreneurship. Core programs include the Jolly University Boot Camp, a workshop series where select delegates get to connect and learn first-hand from industry professionals, the JOLLY Food Congress, and the much-awaited culminating activity, the Grand Cook-Off Challenge, among JU finalists.
Since its launch in 2013, JOLLY University has evolved into one of the biggest culinary events, as well as, a pivotal learning platform for the Filipino youth. Open to all Metro Manila, South Luzon and Central Luzon college students from age 16 and up, the major difference in JU Year 4 is that it is now open to students taking up non-culinary courses.
“Jolly University is committed to elevate the competitive advantage of talented students through focused culinary training, entrepreneurship workshops and leadership talks. As long as applicants are career-oriented, goal-driven and believes that training and competitions will bring out the best of their potentials, JU is more than honored to welcome them, to nurture and support them in their career journeys,” says Fly Ace Corporation Associate Product Manager, Ralph Rebulanan.
JOLLY University Year 4 culinary competitions will feature four categories: Individual Category (featuring Luzon Cuisines made easy, healthy and baon ready); Team Main Dish Category (Visayas Cuisines Made Easy, Healthy and Jolly); Team Pasta Category (Mindanao Cuisines made Pastariffic) and Team Mocktail Category (Capture the Jolly Vibe of the Philippines in a Sip).
“Jolly University is one of our most relevant and fruitful programs in Fly Ace Corporation. We believe that in cultivating the youth’s skills and passion for the culinary arts, we also continue to uphold our commitment of bringing the best of the world’s food and beverages to the Filipinos, and to the generations to come,” Fly Ace Corporation General Manager Ramon Daez added.
Apart from the prestige, this year’s grand winners will get to win as much as Php50,000 worth of cash and prizes, trophies, and a Culinary Mentorship Program where they will receive comprehensive, job-ready skills development training from only the industry’s best practitioners.
To join this search, students may simply download the application form, and fill it up from the Jolly Eats Facebook Page (facebook.com/jollyeats) or Jolly Food Line website: jolly.com.ph. Submission of entries is from October 15, 2016 – January 30, 2017.
Jolly University is presented by Fly Ace Corporation and Jolly Food Line with the support of the media/event partners: Manila Bulletin, Cook Magazine, Appetite Magazine, Food Magazine, Breakfast Magazine, Business Mirror, Chinatown, Business World and wheninmanila.com.