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Apple Tree Resort and Hotel: 2nd Runner UP- KUMBIRA 2016 Professional Category

KUMBIRA (which means feast or a food festival in Cebuano) was founded in January 1996 as the flagship project of the COHARA (Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Associations, Inc.) in partnership with the Department of Tourism Region 10 has become the pillar of the culinary community and competition that aims to showcase the best gastronomical creations of the Region while incorporating latest gourmet trends. It is said to be the country’s longest running culinary competition and Mindanao’s largest culinary show competition. Hence, celebrating 20 years of culinary show and live competition.

On this year’s competition, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, the leading Resort Hotel in Metro Cagayan de Oro brought home a total of 8 (eight) different awards, including 2 (two) silvers, 3 (three), and 3 (three) diplomas and was announced as this year’s Over-all 2nd Runner Up for the Professional Category with a total ranking score of 35.

Ms Odessa Bahian, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel’s F&B Supervisor together with Ms Bjanesha M. Emphasis, the Resort’s General Manager led and watchfully guided the Apple Tree team of passionate and dedicated individuals who participated in the 9 (nine) different categories, both professional and mixed including the 10th Mindanao Chef Wars Regional Elimination.

“KUMBIRA is a culinary event that has always been looked forward to by most of hotel and restaurant establishments as well as by the academe. Every year seems to be always new to us because the theme is always different. We may not be that talented compare to others however, we always give our best to be able to compete and somehow be successful to any categories we joined.”- As stated by Ms Odessa. “Be confident on your craft”, she added, “As the Team Leader, encouragement is the vital key to showcase their shrouded talents, and thus, we supported their creativeness. Indeed, I am proud of my team’s achievements.”

The Apple Tree team bagged the following awards while demonstrating their best culinary skills combining with innovative creations:

“On behalf of the Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, we are very proud of our team’s success at this year’s culinary competition. This achievement is not attainable without the dedication, perseverance, and commitment of the whole team. KUMBIRA serves as an opportunity for Apple Tree’s brand to showcase our commitment to culinary experience which includes our unique and masterfully prepared delectable cuisines and to somehow express our team’s imaginative creations and abilities in uplifting the excellence of taste and presentation during the event.”- explained by Ms Emphasis.


Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.

Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.

It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel Today.

To know more about Apple Tree Resort and Hotel:

Website: www.appletreeresortcdo.com

E-mail Address: fantasticescape@appletreeresortcdo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AppleTreeResortHotel

Telephone: 555-1918

Mobile Numbers: 0917-714-4040/0917-718-5152

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