Cheryl Gueñares from Cebu is UKGs KusiReynaThe search for “Umagang Kay Ganda’s” (UKG) first “KusiReyna” has ended with Cebu native Cheryl Gueñares claiming kitchen supremacy, winning the judges over with her signature recipes and helpful tips in the kitchen.
Cheryl, a native of Cebu city and a mother of two, won various prizes including cash, supplies to make more of her winning dishes, and a brand-new house and lot in the nationwide search that put the spotlight on loving, caring and resourceful mothers with exceptional culinary skills and wit.
The Visayan bet bested Gina de Leon (National Capital Region), Jennifer Taojo (Luzon) and Melanie Tingzon (Mindanao).
The KusiReyna search began in February with participants from all over the Philippines competing in cook-offs and being mentored and judged by chef Tatung Sarthou, Bagoong Club executive chef Tristan Bayani and Kapampangan cuisine expert Lillian Borromeo. The best of the best competed for the crown in the finals on October 26 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
“KusiReyna” is part of “UKG’s” thrust to further help and support mothers.
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