Who wants to be crowned Gourmet Mom of 2018? I would love the title but I know it’s not going to be easy coming up with a unique recipe using star ingredient “Gold Seas Tuna Chunks”. I’m very content though to see what my fellow moms will come up with and excited to try and recreate it at home.

So far I’ve made Tuna Quesadillas, not a tough dish for sure but an easy and yummy one perfect for the likes of me, a mom short on skill and time.

If you’ve got what it takes though to be named “Gourmet Mom 2018” I encourage you to join this amateur cooking competition by Gold Seas Tuna Chunks!

Everything you’ll need to know down below!


Gourmet Mom is an amateur cooking competition of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks. It has three rounds:

Round 1: Call for entries

Round 2: Preliminary cook-off

Round 3: Final cook-off Prizes to be given away are cash, culinary course (for grand winner only), and Gold Seas Tuna Chunks gift packs.

Who are qualified to join?

  1. Filipino moms, aged 23-45 years old, residing in Metro Manila
  2. Should not be a professional chef (professional chef, food truck vendor, cook, culinary instructor, culinary graduate or educator, licensed caterer or had been employed in any of the above capacity)
  3. Should not be employed in any restaurant as a chef, line cook, or cook of any capacity
  4. Must not own or engage in any food business that is licensed or accredited by a local government agency
  5. May be a caterer as a hobby and not be paid for catering as a primary source of income

How to join?

  1. Like the Gold Seas Tuna Chunks Facebook page
  2. On Gold Seas Tuna Chunks Gourmet Mom promo post, comment a photo of yourself with your stovetop gourmet recipe using Gold Seas Tuna Chunks together with the following hashtags: #GoldSeasGourmetMom2018, #GoldSeasTunaChunks, #TasteMatters. Only posts with all the official hashtags will be considered as official and qualified entries.
  3. After commenting on the Gourmet Mom promo post, send a direct message to Gold Seas Tuna Chunks official Facebook page containing the following details:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Home Address
  • Contact Number
  • Birthday
  • Occupation
  • Full Text of Recipe
  • Photo/screenshot of dish with caption

All fields are required to be filled-in in order to officially submit the entry.

  1. Ten (10) participants will be selected for the cook-off competition on August 4, 2018*.

Entries will be selected based on the following criteria:

Feature of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks – 40% (The recipe and photo must feature at least one (1) variant of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks.)

Originality and Creativity – 50% (The participant must creatively show a recipe that corresponds to the Gold Seas Tuna Chunks variant/s being used. Photo and caption must contain a personal touch and why taste matters for her family.)

Engagement – 10% (Posts with a high number of likes and/or comments and usage of hashtags may also be short-listed in the selection of winners)

TOTAL – 100%

  1. Call for entries is from May 15 to June 15, 2018. Cut-off period for submission of entries will be on June 15, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Preliminary Cook-Off Proper

  1. The ten (10) participants will compete at Glorietta 2 Activity Center*, Makati on August 4, 2018*.
  2. The ten (10) participants will be given 30 minutes to cook their submitted recipes using Gold Seas Tuna Chunks. Each participant will be given a P1,500 gift certificate for the purchase of their own ingredients which they need to bring to the cook-off.
  3. Five (5) judges will determine the five (5) finalists who will compete in the final cook-off. The selection of the five (5) finalists will be based on the following criteria:

Taste – 50% (Utilization of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks emphasizing the particular dish presented.)

Originality and Creativity – 50% (Contrast of plating and design. Recipes are not copied from magazines, cookbooks, or other contests.)

TOTAL – 100%

  1. The five (5) finalists who will compete in the final cook-off will be announced during the event proper. The final cook-off will be held on the same day.
  2. The five (5) contestants who did not qualify for the final cook-off will be given P10,000 consolation cash prize and Gold Seas gift packs worth P1,500 each.

Final Cook-Off Proper

  1. The five (5) finalists will compete at the same date and venue – Glorietta 2 Activity Center*, Makati, August 4, 2018*.
  2. Each finalist will be given a mystery box. All they need to do is to think of a creative and delicious way to cook a dish using Gold Seas Tuna Chunks with any of the mystery ingredients inside the box. The finalists will be given 30 minutes to cook their dish. The mystery box will consist of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks gourmet flavored variants and mystery ingredients.
  3. The selection of the Grand Prize winner will be judged based on the following criteria:

Taste – 50% (Utilization of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks and mystery ingredients emphasizing the particular dish presented)

Originality and Creativity – 50% (Contrast of plating and design. Recipes are not copied from magazines, cook books, or other contests. Recipe name should be developed by the finalist.)

Total – 100%

Prizes to be won are as follows:

Grand Prize: P100,000 cash, short weekend culinary course at First Gourmet Academy worth P15,000, Gold Seas Tuna Chunks gift pack work P2,500

Other four (4) finalists: P25,000 cash, Gold Seas gift packs worth P1,500 each

Claiming of Prizes

Contestants may claim their prizes during the event proper on August 4, 2018*.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Participants are limited to Filipinos residing in Metro Manila area only.
  2. Employees of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks, advertising agency partners, sales and distributors are not eligible to join the contest as well as their relatives up to 2nd party of consanguinity or affinity.
  3. General Nutrifoods Philippines, Inc. (GNP) reserves the right to conduct a verification process for all potential winners before awarding any prize. Winners who fail the verification process will be disqualified. All decisions made by General Nutrifoods Philippines, Inc. (GNP) on all matters related to this promotion are final.
  4. All gathered recipes, photos, and captions could be used for the following materials of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks: Exhibit, Company’s brochures, posters, billboard, online advertisement, website, web blogs, social networking sites, and other online marketing sites. No compensation in cash or kind will be given to participants of this promotion in return to using their recipe, photos, and/or captions.
  5. Winning recipe/s will be part of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks official recipe library.

*Date/venue to be confirmed Per DOH-FDA-CFRR Permit No. 0696 s. 2018

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