Jan Daryl Doculan from Nueva Vizcaya emerged as the winner of the Region II leg of Solane Kitchen Chefs’ Edition, a nationwide cooking competition that aims to recognize a new generation of local talented chefs.
Doculan bested seven (7) other contestants from all over Region II with his winning dish, Dinakdakan. He garnished it with assorted atchara, ensalada, toasted shallot, and candied calamansi. He will have the chance to qualify for the national competition round with a grand prize of P100,000 and a culinary trip to Japan.
The Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition is sponsored by Midea, Jolly Heartmate, Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta, Masflex Cookware, King Sue, Anvil Publishing, Ajinomoto, King Sue, Philtranco, Fastcat, and Chef Plus.
The photo shows Doculan (fourth from left) with Solane marketing manager Valeri Villano and (L-R) Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador chef Sau del Rosario, Solane Kitchen Hero director Nancy Reyes-Lumen, and Region II judges Herminia Baby Reyes, and Lilibeth Rillera.