East Meets West Competition 2021

Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board are delighted to launch the second edition of the East Meets West Culinary Competition, following the fantastic success of last year’s competition. We are looking forward to seeing even more creativity in this year’s competition, which offers competitors the chance to advance their culinary careers and win fantastic prizes!

As our expert judge Chef Philip Golding says “The Philippines ever evolving culinary landscape continues to boom and has proven to have some promising talents as the first edition of this competition has shown. We are very excited for the second edition of this competition”.

Submit your recipe below for your chance to be crowned East Meets West Winner 2021!


By participating, you will stand a great chance to win attractive prizes such as a luxurious hotel staycation with a gourmet Irish breakfast, once-in-a-lifetime culinary workshop with a renowned chef, high-quality chef’s kit supplies and gift certificates valued at *PHP325,000 in total!

*Prize value differs to all winners from top1-5. Terms and conditions apply.

1st Prize

www.giftaway.ph voucher PHP 88,000 (€1,500)

Gift Certificate for a PREMIUM Hotel Stay in the Philippines valued at 500 Euros

2nd Prize

www.giftaway.ph voucher worth PHP 77,000 (€1,300)

Gift Certificate for a SUPERIOR Hotel Stay in the Philippines valued at 400 Euros

3rd Prize

www.giftaway.ph voucher worth PHP 60,000 (€1,000)

Gift Certificate for a DELUXE Hotel Stay in the Philippines valued at 300 Euros

4th Prize

www.giftaway.ph voucher worth  PHP 53,000 (€ 900)

Nacionale Bladeworks worth P20,000

5th Prize

www.giftaway.ph voucher worth PHP 47,000 (€ 800)

Nacionale Bladeworks worth P20,000

Recipe submission

First Round:We invite you to create your most delicious Filipino or Fusion (combination of Western or Filipino) recipe presented as restaurant standard. Your recipe should include just one (1) of the following meat cuts:

  • Pork: Jowl, Collar or Pork Belly
  • Beef: Striploin, Short Rib or Brisket

Please take a moment to review the competition rules and guidelines before submitting your recipe.

Submit your recipe at the link below (it is recommended to include a picture of your recipe).

Deadline: 22nd September

The top 10 semi-finalists who will progress to the second round of the competition will be announced by October 6th

Judging Panel

Philip Golding

Escoffier Philippines

Billy King

Executive Chef
Manor John Hay

Mark Hagan

Executive Chef
Grand Hyatt Manila

2020 East Meets West Highlights