Vamos a Comer in English means, “we are going to eat.”
The audience was given a chance to taste his version of Pork Tenderloin Skewers. My son and I loved it!
And, yes, we ate before, during, and after Chef Ivan Cerdeño demonstrated his Spanish dishes to students at Enderun Colleges!
Chef Ivan Cerdeño and I. Michelin star is a mark of distinction awarded by the Michelin travel guides. Only with high quality and exquisite cuisines are recognized. A restaurant may receive one, two, or three stars.
Enderun Colleges welcomed last Monday, April 4th, Chef Ivan Cerdeño of Michelin-starred restaurant “El Carmen de Montesión”. In addition, Enderun Colleges is a four-year undergraduate college that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses in the following fields: international hospitality management, business administration, entrepreneurship and information systems.
Ultimately, the Michelin- Starred Chef is here to attend the Madrid Fusion Manila, to showcase his skills in demonstrating Spanish delicacies, especially, Spanish Tapas, and more!
We witnessed Chef Cerdeño preparing traditional Spanish tapas, all with pork as a common ingredient.
Only the finest ingredients were used and made possible through the gracious partnership with INTERPORC, the Interprofessional Agri-food Organization for White Pigs, recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
The Chef delighted us with a contrast of traditional cuisine – how his grandmother and mother would cook them – and his modern take on the same three dishes: pork tenderloin with cherry tomatoes and peanuts, ham croquettes, and “Gachas” with ham and chorizo.
Chef had an interpreter during the event and he said that Gachas con Jamon y Chorizo is a dish that is very close to his heart.
“This dish was used to feed farmers and their children back in the day. This dish is very dear to me because it is a recipe that was taught to me by my grandmother.” – said Chef Cerdeño during the Master Class.
Not only were the participants able to witness an awarded Chef in his natural element, but also had the opportunity to bring home these special recipes.
During the cocktail that followed, guests enjoyed the tapas, while Carola Vives, Spanish professional ham carver, delighted the attendees with the perfect carve of the most mouthwatering “Jamon Serrano”.
And since it would’ve not been a Spanish “fiesta” without good Spanish wines, the Pata Negra Ribera del Duero, and Mayor de Castilla Verdejo created the perfect complement to the delicious tapas.
It was a remarkable event with Chef Cerdeño, who exclaimed in Spanish, “It was a pleasure for me to be a big part of this event. I was highly surprised and impressed by the level of professionalism that the Enderun students maintained. I would love to bring some of them to work with me in my restaurant in Spain.”
Chef, please let me finish my short course and take me! I’d love to learn more about your technique in cooking! :)
We’ve learned a lot from this master class demo with Chef Ivan. Thank you very much!