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And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

This was literally the best Ultimate Taste Test ever!

Thank you to our Lord for making the event memorable and successful. Thank you to all the purveyors, foodies, blogger friends, industry partners and sponsors for making the UTT 10th Anniversary Edition a historic success.

And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, Our Awesome Planet


A DECADE OF FLAVORS: Ultimate Taste Test XVII 10th Year Anniversary
Text by Roxi, Photos by Carmi

Sweet, sour, salty or simply oozing with umami—the Ultimate Taste Test has been serving it for ten years. And in a 10-hour feast held last August 31, Our Awesome Planet did it again!

Dubbed as the longest-running tasting event in the country, OAP’s Ultimate Taste Test XVII may have just bagged the biggest taste event title as well as it filled up the SM Aura SMX Convention Center with 40 food entrepreneurs and ~1,000 food enthusiasts.

With so much more hunger to raise the bar, this year’s banquet included 20+ beverage purveyors from Agos Pilipinas. Agos is a community of beverage enthusiasts providing avenues for the showcase of spirit cocktail, craft beer, artisanal coffee and specialty juices.

For a first-timer attending a tasting event, this notable addition has undeniably elevated my experience! I found myself wandering the hall without a care about time as I indulged in an enthusing cycle of sampling mouth-watering food and trying out delectable drinks.

Probably one of the things I appreciated most about this gathering was that it gave equal power to food lovers—seasoned and newbies alike, to quantify their food encounters. Through an online voting system, we were equipped with voices to express our verdict. We spoke and we were heard.

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Foodie Guide to Ultimate Taste Test 10th Year x The Choice Awards!

9/11/2019 Announcement: And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

Greetings from Our Awesome Planet!

We are so excited for the UTT XVII, 10th Year Anniversary Edition x The Choice V Awarding Ceremonies.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, one of the pioneers of food and travel blogging in the Philippines, once again stages the biggest food tasting event in the country, Ultimate Taste Test 2019 on its 10th year!

This much-anticipated annual food trip enables food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering unique flavors in Metro Manila from over 40+ home-based food businesses. For the 10th Year Edition, we are integrating The Choice Awards 2019 co-located at the event.

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now!

📅 August 31, 2019, Saturday
🕙 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 pm
📍SMX Convention Center Aura, SM Aura, Taguig

Ultimate Taste Test Fee₱800/head inclusive of…
✔️ Food Taste Portions from a minimum of 40+ Home-Based Food Vendors
✔️ Attendance to The Choice 2019 Awarding Ceremonies at the UTT2019 Event.
✔️ Food Critic Ballot for voting your favorite food discoveries.
✔️ A Taste of Agos festival of 20+ Filipino Spirits, Craft Beers and Coffee
✔️ Raffle Entry for exciting food and travel prizes!

✔️Family/ Barkada Promo:
Buy 5 Tickets get 1 Free (₱670/head)
Buy 10 Tickets get 2 free plus a reserved table

✔️Kids (50% off):
Kids (Age 4-12): ₱400/head
Kids (Age 0-4): FREE

✔️Senior/PWD Rate (20% off)₱640/head

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now  @ www.UltimateTasteTest.com

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Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 10th Year Anniversary Edition (August 31, 2019)!

9/11/2019 Announcement: And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

I would like to invite you to the UTT XVII, 10th Year Anniversary Edition of the longest running taste event in the country!

The 10th year anniversary edition is special because:

1). We are integrating the celebration of the Ultimate Taste Test 10th year with The Choice 2019 Awards 5th year anniversary for the first time

2). Due to public clamor, we are selling tickets to be part of the exclusive 1,000 food critics to determine the deserving winners of #UTT2019

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!

3). We are honoring all the Ultimate Taste Test winners for the past 10 years with a commemorative feature including the winners of UTTXVII 10th-year anniversary edition.

📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST XVII
(10th Year Anniversary Edition)
📆: August 31, 2019, Saturday
: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
🏢: SMX Convention Center Aura, Taguig
🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form

Official Hashtag: #UTT2019

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Ultimate Taste Test

Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition Judges Scorecard and the Winners are…

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The recently concluded 16th Annual Ultimate Taste Test, the longest running food event since 2008, was held at 55 Events Place along Scout Rallos St. in Quezon City. Some of the judges say this was one of the best UTT events yet because of the quality of the vendors, the online voting process and the impact to the food purveyors.

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(Dulce Magat-Gibb of A Table, Chef Sunshine Puey, Chef Sharwin Tee and Jutes Templo of Gino’s Pizza)

For this year’s Masters Edition, instead of getting the public’s vote, we brought in the restaurant industry’s Masters—chefs, food influencers and restaurateurs—as the judges. Their invaluable experience, advice and rating are highly essential especially to home-based businesses that are just starting out.

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Set in a more intimate venue, the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition gave the vendors and Masters the opportunity to be more candid and personal.

We had almost a hundred judges and 26 vendors who supported this year’s event. We would like to extend our thanks to all our friends in the food industry who graced the event!

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Announcing…. Ultimate Taste Test: The MASTERS Edition (Food Entrepreneurs Application Now Open)

To apply as a food vendor, fill up the UTT Masters Edition Online application form.

For the past decade, Our Awesome Planet’s “Ultimate Taste Test” has been the incubator and launching platform for many of today’s most popular and influential food entrepreneurs. All of them started out as home businesses, and thanks to the publicity and exposure from their participation in the UTT, they have become very successful brands. Among the Ultimate Taste Test babies are Pepita’s Kitchen, from the Lechon Diva, Dedet de la Fuente; the internationally renowned Risa Chocolates by Pamela Cinco; Think Wink by Winky Sagenes, one of the bestselling cookies in Metro Manila; and Bhest Lasagna, rated #1 Best Beef Lasagna by spot.ph.

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And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 are…

You can now apply for the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition to be held on November 15 2018! 

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We have finally successfully completed the first Pro Edition of the longest running Taste Test Event in the Philippines, now on its 15th cycle in 9 years. I’m so happy that we were able to discover deserving start-up food entrepreneurs whose Food Business Dreams we will help make a reality!

Thank you to Foodee Global Concepts, our long-time sponsor and partner San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, our partner venue Glorietta & Ayala MallsGlobe Studios, and our lovely host Patti Grandidge-Herrera for taking this historic food taste event to the next level.

This was literally the Best UTT Ever, with a well-curated list of start-up food entrepreneurs and an awesome line-up of new food discoveries.

And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 are…

 

Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition Series:
And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition are…
A Foodie’s Guide to the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017!
Announcing…Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!”

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Announcing…Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!” (Applications Now Open)

We are finally ready to announce the most exciting tasting event that most food lovers, connoisseurs, and food startup entrepreneurs in Manila are waiting for this 2017!

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Our Awesome Planet and FOODEE Global Concepts, in partnership with San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, present the celebrated food tasting event… 

2017 Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!

📅 September 2-3, 2017 Saturday and Sunday
🕙 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 pm
📍Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Malls

The brainchild of food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and now on its 15th staging over a span of 8 years, Ultimate Taste Test 2017 is the second UTT event at Glorietta Activity Center.

 

I. What’s new with the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition?

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✔️ 1. FOODEE INVESTMENT. The Overall Champion of Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition will receive Financial Investment & Business Support from Foodee Global Concepts worth up to PHP5 Million to launch a guaranteed food stall, kiosk, or restaurant in an Ayala Establishment

About Foodee Global Concepts

Foodee Global Concepts has now grown into a food empire. It has become the number one multi-faceted food operator in the Philippines thanks to a careful selection of restaurant concepts (like Mesa, Todd English Food Hall, Tim Ho Wan, Pound Burgers, Hook, and FOO’D By Davide Oldani) that will stand the test of time and the ever-adapting Filipino palate.

When Rikki and Beng Dee started, they had a simple dream as two 19-year olds: to feed their newborn son as they were both still studying. Rikki sold his car and put up Chin Chin on Pasay Road where they specialized in Chinese food–with Rikki waiting on tables and Beng doing the cashier’s work. Chin Chin was their pet name for their son Eric Thomas. Their bestseller, fish head noodle soup, was well-loved by a then unknown Henry Sy, Sr. He would frequently call up their restaurant after a long day at work and ask to keep it open so he could eat.

One day in 1987, Eric recounts, Henry Sy, Sr. tells his father Rikki, “You are a great guy, hardworking. I am opening a mall and I want you to be a tenant.” The mall that opened 30 years ago was SM North EDSA. The rest is history.

 

✔️ 2. TWO-DAY FESTIVAL. This much-anticipated annual food trip will be a two-day food festival composed of…

Ultimate Taste Test (Sept. 2, Saturday 11.00 am to 5.00pm)
Enables 1,000 food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors from over 30+ home-based or startup food businesses and new food discoveries in Manila. The winner is hailed as the UTT Foodies Choice!

UTT Popup Food Hall (Sept. 2, Saturday 5.00pm to Sept. 3, Sunday 5.00pm)
Ignites the passion and creativity of 30+ Food Entrepreneurs to battle in a live Pop-up Food Hall at the center of Glorietta Mall. The top seller is hailed as the UTT Best Selling Food Stall!

A panel of judges from Our Awesome Planet, FOODEE Global Concepts, and Ayala Malls will determine the overall UTT Champion!

 

✔️ 3. UTT VIDEO SERIES. The Ultimate Taste Test experience will be published in an Our Awesome Planet Originals Video Series featuring the entire journey from auditions, to the taste test event, and until the food stall, kiosk, or restaurant is launched. 

 

📝 Apply Now! Startup Food Entrepreneur 2017 UTT Online Applications are now open!

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now! 2017 UTT Pro Tickets for September 2, Saturday.

📩 For more info, please email to [email protected] or call Rache +63 917 531-8949.

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