12 Aspiring Chefs Take on SM Hypermarket’s Super Chef Challenge


The heat is on as the 12 finalists for SM Hypermarket’s Super Chef challenge go head to head in the four final rapid-fire final rounds that will determine who will be hailed as the SM Hypermarket Super Chef.

Initially, 60 participants, composed of housewives, culinary students and instructors, call center agents, kitchen crew members, restaurant owners, bankers, and retirees had faced off in live cooking challenges. The 12 participants who beat out their competitors time and again are now under even more pressure as the pool of participants becomes ever smaller. To make the competition more intense, the challenges will be televised over the Asian Food Channel.

Instead of being cowed by the awesome challenge of cooking competitively while being watched by television audiences all throughout Asia, the SM Hypermarket finalists are confident in their culinary skills and can’t wait to prove themselves to be the best of the best.

From the Northern SM Hypermarket branches, we have Eddieson de Ocampo, Reynilo Peña, Aiza Mesina and Dante Cabalona.

From the Southern division of branches are Islagel Gellidon, Leah Alava, Angelo Cervantes, and Louie Dumangas. Completing the roster for the Super Chef battle are the four chefs from the Central District branches, namely Mark Anthony Mejino, Eric Dizon, Josephine Portulin, and Roselle Manzano.

For these twelve finalists and for the television audience watching with bated breath, the battle to become a star of Filipino cuisine is on! Be sure to follow the most talked about cooking challenges where the final rounds can be hotter than food on SM Hypermarket’s Super Chef Challenge, airing on AFC every Wednesday night at 6:30, beginning on August 25, with replays on Saturdays at 6:00 pm. Catch the last episode of the elimination rounds on August 12, Thursday at 6:30 pm.

Out of 60 participants only 12 were chosen to battle out for the coveted title of SM Hypermarket Super Chef. Catch the SM Super Chefs Finals on the Asian Food Channel beginning August 25 at 6:30 PM with host Chef Tristan Encarnacion.


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