Jolly University: Helping Culinary Students Make It Big

The food and beverage industry has become more and more competitive in recent years. JOLLY, a leading brand in canned fruits and vegetables, has created a learning program to help culinary students stand out and make it big. At Jolly University, students LEARN essential industry skills, CREATE career milestones, and SHARE inspiring values with others.

Jolly University aims for culinary students to be
ready for the future, today! 
Now on its second year, Jolly University continues to harness students' skills through cooking competitions while equipping them with new knowledge in the areas of Culinary, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, and Personality Development. 

Students from NU and FEU
After a series of School Tours that began last January, there will be a weekend Boot Camp this coming February 28 to March 1 for the Jolly University Elites composed of winning teams from 12 schools: San Sebastian College, Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), St. Louis College Valenzuela, Perpetual Help College of Manila, Far Eastern University (FEU), Universidad de Manila, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Arellano University, La Consolacion College, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), University of Santo Tomas (UST), and National University (NU).

During the Boot Camp, students will go through intensive training and seminar from industry leaders including Fly Ace Corporation President Jun Cochanco, Allegro Beverage Corporation President Leo de Leon, renowned chef Sau del Rosario, multi-awarded Digital Strategist Sheena Ramos, and Etiquette de Manille President Pauli Antoine

Chef Mitchie Sison
The Jolly University Elites, to be led by Jolly University Head Master Chef Mitchie Sison, will be equipped with various skill sets after which, they must present a comprehensive business plan to help them start their new endeavor.

Letran students
According to Ralph Rebulanan, JOLLY Product Assistant, "Jolly University Elites will receive one-on-one mentorship from industry leaders [making this program] different from other culinary competitions in the country."

Ralph Rebulanan
The culminating event is a Grand Culinary Challenge to be held on March 7 in Robinson's Place Manila. The 12 teams will compete against each other and apply the skills they learned to come up with the best JOLLY dish that can be an actual food business start-up. Cash prizes will be given away as well as special prizes from other brand partners. The Grand Prize winner will also participate in several projects with the JOLLY brand including recipe development among others.

"Jolly University aims to develop future industry champions who are jolly, passion-driven, and values-oriented," shared Marilou Acuna, JOLLY Food Line Senior Product Manager. "With the variety of JOLLY products, we encourage culinary students to ignite their creativity in developing new dishes that will cater to the palate of distinctive consumers and be a key paler in our thriving food industry."

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