Our students for this years Young Chefs Team Challenge are Hans Simart and Seisma (whom we call Ams) Lumbao and their coach was Chef Jun Manalo. It was fun and exciting to watch this competition because Ams was pretty much on time and smiling the whole time while Chef Jun would shout reminders to Hans about how he needed to work faster. The good thing about this was that Chef Jun really made them practice and finish in 55 minutes so that they would always have some time allowances for things that can and usually do go wrong on competition day. Overjoyed was how everyone felt when their plates were finished and brought out for the judges to deliberate on. I asked Chef Jun, what if their dishes were undercooked? He just looked at me, smiled and said that was impossible because he made sure that he trained them well enough to be able to cook perfectly even with their eyes closed. His confidence definitely paid off because our students did deliver the highest and only gold in this category. Congratulations once again to our students and their mentor!