Celebrating a milestone, Novotel Manila takes immense pride in their Cluster General Manager, Maria Manlulu-Garcia. Her remarkable achievements were recently recognized at the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award held in Singapore, where she received the Excellence in Advancing The Status of Women award.
And with their recent gold haul from the Philippine Culinary Cup 2023, the culinary team from Novotel Manila, which is a source of great pride for Araneta City, continues to uphold a winning culture. at the recent Philippine Culinary Cup 2023. Headed by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Massimiliano Pauletto and team Ma. Remedios Isabelle “Belle” Miranda – Silver, Creative Breakfast Challenge, Krizzia Camille Quizon – Gold, Dream Team Challenge, Rhenner Alair – Gold, Dream Team Challenge, Armani Labonete – Gold, Dream Team Challenge, Ed Jilliane Castro – Silver, Creative Breakfast Challenge, John Mark Nabong – Bronze, Filipino Cuisine Challenge, Imee Julia Rivera – Bronze, Pasta Challenge, Carlo Antonio Canta – Bronze, Filipino Cuisine Challenge, Rhenner Alair –Bronze, U.S. Poultry Challenge, Mary Joy Cabayes – Bronze, Filipino Cuisine Challenge, Ralph Lorenz Centeno – Bronze, U.S. Lamb Challenge, Winston Bawat – Bronze, Filipino Cuisine Challenge; Bronze, U.S. Pork Challenge, John Paul Llamas – Bronze, Sous Vide Beef Challenge, Ernest Ana Keira Goleta – Bronze, Pasta Challenge, Yla Amante – Bronze, Young Chefs Challenge, Ma. Remedios Isabelle “Belle” Miranda – Bronze, Young Chefs Challenge.
In the vibrant heart of Araneta City – the home of Firsts, Novotel Manila stands tall as a beacon of culinary innovation and empowered leadership. Led by the esteemed Executive Chef, Massimiliano Pauletto, the hotel’s culinary team has once again showcased their exceptional talent and passion at the prestigious Philippine Culinary Cup 2023.
With unwavering dedication, the Novotel Manila Araneta City culinary team emerged triumphant, bringing home a remarkable collection of 17 medals. Their culinary prowess shone brightly, earning them 3 gold medals in the dream team challenge, 2 silvers for the creative breakfast challenge, and 12 bronzes across various categories, including young chefs, Filipino cuisine, pasta, sous vide, U.S. lamb, U.S. poultry, and US pork challenges. Their culinary mastery was on full display at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, where they conquered the winning spots.
Beyond the competition, Novotel Manila invites you to savor their award-winning cuisines at their exceptional dining destinations. Indulge in a culinary journey at Food Exchange Manila, Gourmet Bar by Novotel, The 6th Manila, and treat yourself to delightful creations at Indulge Gelato. Additionally, their banquet and catering services promise to elevate any occasion with their culinary artistry.
Celebrating another milestone, Novotel Manila takes immense pride in their Cluster General Manager, Maria Manlulu-Garcia. Her remarkable achievements were recently recognized at the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award held in Singapore, where she received the Excellence in Advancing The Status of Women award. This prestigious accolade acknowledges her outstanding contributions to the travel industry, highlighting her exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication to driving positive change. By receiving this award, Maria Manlulu-Garcia aims to inspire and empower more women to pursue their goals and succeed in diverse positions within the travel sector.
Furthermore, Ms. Maria Manlulu-Garcia’s accomplishments continue to shine as she secured a spot as a Top 3 Finalist in the major category of Most Inspiring Woman in Travel (Asia) at the inaugural Travel Daily Media – Inspiring Women in Travel (Asia) Awards 2023. This esteemed recognition was presented at a gala ceremony in Bangkok, organized by Travel Daily Media, a leading travel trade news agency. The awards aim to inspire both women and men in the travel industry by showcasing the incredible stories of successful women in travel, from accomplished executives who have climbed the corporate ladder to extraordinary individuals at the grassroots level.
Novotel Manila Araneta City’s culinary triumphs and empowered leadership have set a new standard of excellence in the hospitality space. With their artistic flair and exceptional skills, they continue to captivate guests and leave a lasting impression, ensuring that every experience at Novotel Manila is truly extraordinary.