By using its applications and products as a reference, Google’s effectiveness has been tested as it powers the Google Café Cook-off held last April 23 at Center for Culinary Arts, Quezon City
It aims to challenge participants’ technical skills through using Google Apps in the cooking competition.
There are three groups with 6 members and each of them was teamed with two Culinary Arts students, guests from media, and three YouTube Chefs, namely, Chef Erwan Heussaff, Chef Bogart, and Chef Chris.
Culinary students acted as sous chefs checking on if the ingredients and measurements were right, while the media guest are assigned as kitchen runners.
They were given a Chromebook and Android-one devices pre-loaded with the necessary Google Apps will be used during the cooking challenge.
The Google Apps that have very been useful for the teams are google keep, google translate, and google search.
Other apps also includes Gmail, Google Drive, Voice Search, and YouTube.
The Winning Dish
The first challenge that was given to each of the teams is to translate the ingredients through Google Translate. However, due to the problem with the internet connection, some of the ingredients were just given to them so that the time for cooking will be maximized.
Green team, the team number 1 with Chef Erwan, was the first to finish the challenge. Followed by the Red Team, the team number 2 lead by Chef Bogart, and last but not the least is the team number 3, Blue Team with Chef Chris.
The quickest team got additional 5 points as indicated in the scoring method, and each of them came up with different dishes that was appetizingly presented.
Finally, graded 82.83 by the CCA Judges, Team number 1 was held as the winner of the cook-off. Team number 2 got the award for dish flavor, and team number 3 was awarded for its dish presentation.
With a total of 45%, their dishes were judged 10% for the presentation, 10% for the originality, 20% for the creativity and 5% for its overall impression.
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