The Great DOLE® Cook-Off!

DOLE® – the world’s producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables and packaged foods committed to promote health and nutrition evident in their world array of quality products such as canned pineapple solids, canned mixed fruits, canned beverages and packed fruit snack, launched a new line of delectable tomato sauces through an exciting cook-off.

Held on August 26 at the Magsaysay Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA), the Great Dole Cook-Off was a smashing success. Attended by food aficionados, chefs, media and bloggers. We were welcomed by Chef Jeremiah de Belen Favia Favia, popularly known as “Chef Jeremy” one of the rising young chefs in television today.

In line with continuing their long heritage of healthy food products, Dole Philippines Packaged Foods Division launches their tomato sauce through the Great Dole Cook-Off!.  The Cook-Off was divided into two segments that highlights the use of Dole Tomato Sauce in the recipes. The first segment is a cooking demonstration by Chef Jeremy and the second a cook-off between bloggers with Chef Jeremy and a Dole Representative as judges.

Sharing a video of the Dole Cook Off with Chef Jeremy Favia.

Dole Cook-Off Event at MIHCA

Two delectable dishes prepared by Chef Jeremy: Cherry Tomato and Eggplant Ragu Penne and Dory Braised in Tomato Sauce.

Cherry Tomato and Eggplant Ragu PenneDory Braised in Tomato Sauce by Chef Jeremy Favia

After the cooking demo, it was cook-off time among the guests. Using Dole Tomato sauces was the theme ingredient of the culinary clash and foodie were able to try first-hand the world-class consistency of Dole’s line of tomato sauces. Guests showed off their cooking skills and battled it out to make the most scrumptious dishes in an exciting competition. 

Judges Chef Jeremy and Poch Zenarosa, Dole Philippines Packaged Foods Division’s Product Manager had a hard time choosing whose cuisine stands among the rest but at the end there was only one winner. Juan Manila’s version of Cherry Tomato and eggplant Ragu Penne was the best says Chef Jeremy.

Truly, it was a night of fun and learning new recipes plus sampling delectable dishes using Dole’s new line of tomato sauces. Another gastronomic adventure and a full-stomach after.
About the New Dole Tomato Sauce

DOLE® Tomato Sauce is naturally rich in lycopene, thick, flavorful and generously blended with the finest herbs and spices to make our everyday dishes truly extraordinary. Available in 115g, 200g, 250g and 1 Kg pouches.

Cooked tomatoes, such as those found in Dole Tomato Sauce has up to five times more of the antioxidant LYCOPENE than fresh tomatoes. It’s also rich in Vitamins A, C and K that promotes good eyesight, builds resistance to infection and healthy blood functions.


  1. Sayang I wasn't able to attend that event. It was so nice meeting you ta the highlands event..
    followed your blog....


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