The culminating event happens on March 7, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Midtown Atrium, Robinson’s Place Manila. The twelve teams of Jolly University Elites will compete against each other in a live Grand Culinary Challenge. Amidst a big audience, the students must apply the skills they have learned and come up with the best JOLLY dish that can be an actual food business start-up. Cash prizes include Php 5,000 for the 2nd place winner, Php 10,000 for the 1st place winner, and Php 15,000 for the Grand Prize winner. Apart from this, winners and the participating schools will receive special prizes from other brand partners. The Grand Prize winner will also participate in several projects with the JOLLY brand including recipe development among others.
JOLLY Food Line Sr. Product Manager Marilou Acuna shares, “Jolly University aims to develop future industry champions who are jolly, passion-driven and values-oriented. With the variety of JOLLY products, we encourage culinary students to ignite their creativity in developing new dishes that will cater to the palate of distinctive consumers and be a key player in our thriving food industry.”
Fly Ace Corporation President Jun Cochanco is confident that Jolly University will go a long way. “We want Jolly University to be a launch pad for distinctive students who want to make it big in their careers. We envision Jolly University to be bigger every year, touching the lives of more and more students nationwide.”
Jolly carries a wide range of canned fruits and vegetables which are staples in every pantry. Jolly Mushrooms is the No. 1 mushroom brand in the country with its consistent quality and variety of cuts – Whole Mushrooms, Piece and Stems, Premium Sliced Mushrooms, and Shiitake Mushrooms. Jolly Cream of Mushroom Soup can be used as pasta sauce or as hearty soup.
There is also Jolly Whole Corn, Jolly Cream Corn, and Jolly Young Corn which locks in the sweetness of high quality corn that Filipinos love.
Opening each Jolly can reveals the choicest vegetables including Jolly Asparagus, Jolly Garbanzos, Jolly Green Peas, Jolly Red Pimiento, Jolly Black Beans, Jolly Straw Mushrooms, Jolly Tomato Paste, and Jolly Water Chestnuts. Favorite fruits are available all year round with Jolly Lychees, Jolly Mandarin Oranges, Jolly Peach Halves, Jolly Grass Jelly, Jolly Maraschino Cherries, Jolly Pineapple, and Jolly Fruit Cocktail.
Armed with the skills to succeed, a winning recipe, and the opportunity to collaborate with one of the biggest fast moving consumer brands in the country, the Jolly University Grand Champion is sure to make it big!
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