Flavor giant McCormick Philippines, Inc., through Ubuntu Premium Studios, partners with the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (SHRIM) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) to create over 100 specialized videos as supplementary learning materials for their Culinary Arts students.
McCormick, a global leader in the food industry that operates across 170 countries, offers a rich variety of sustainable herbs and spices, cooking sauces and recipe mixes, extracts, food colors, and seafood solutions.
With the belief that flavor is foundational to both the food and the future, the international company collaborates with members of the community to turn its goals for global responsibility and supplier diversity into action. Its work spans research on nutrition and links between the art and science of flavor.
Produced by Ubuntu Premium Studios, a global creator and publisher of high-quality and relevant moving visuals, McCormick Philippines, Inc. tapped the redefined and industry-led Benilde Culinary Arts Program to provide inclusive and innovative learning resources to the next generation of chefs and bakers.
The videos were specially designed to equip the learners with the knowledge and skills following the modules of some of the key courses offered in the program, which includes Principles of Food Production and Menu Planning, Professional Cookery, Poultry and Meat Cookery and Seafood Cookery.
It likewise covers classes on Garde Manger and Charcuterie, Filipino, Asian and International Cuisines, as well as Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry.
The series of virtual cooking demonstrations utilizes the wide range of ingredients, herbs, spices, and seasonings provided by McCormick Philippines, Inc. and features classic recipes adapted for use in a culinary laboratory setting.
To curate a complete learning experience, the digital classes are facilitated by the college’s roster of experienced chef-educators and industry experts including Benilde Culinary Arts Chairperson Margarita Marty, Kristine Perez, Jade Christopher Lee, Jester Arellano, Thomas Edward Chua, Joel Erfe, Sabrina Gan, Erica Aquino, Leslie Bitoy, and Jayaprakash Kannan.
Registered nutritionist-dietitian Dr. Teddy Manansala likewise rendered his expertise in content creation.
The initiative allows the culinary aspirants of the college, especially those who were taking online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to immerse themselves in the diverse laboratory classes in the curriculum.
As Benilde gradually opens its facilities, laboratories, and workshops for limited face-to-face classes, the educational videos will continue to be part of the video library of its Br. Fidelis Center for Learning Resources as additional materials for the students.