Philippines takes home top two awards at Embassy Chef Challenge 2018 in Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) – Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo’s name was called not once but twice and not for second or third but for first place for the two most coveted awards sought out by more than two dozen international chefs competing in the Embassy Chef Challenge 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the U.S. Capital.

Sincioco-Mateo along with Chef Jessie C. Sincioco accepted the Judge’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award on behalf of the Philippine Embassy in the U.S. The winning dish that bagged the top prizes — Sisig.

“The presentation and the taste [of the Sisig are] very good, and they really like it,” said Sincioco-Mateo about the winning dish. The key ingredient according to her was that it was “full of love.”

The competition has been running since 2009 in Washington DC with this year’s pool of competitors coming from almost 30 embassies.

Washington D.C. is the logical choice for the event since 177 embassies reside in the District of Columbia.

(Eagle News Service)