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All set for Kumbira 2019

It is finally here!

The Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) finally launched the 23rd edition of “Kumbira” last July 3 at the activity center of Ayala Centrio Mall this city with the theme “The Food Baskets of Brunei, Malaysia and Philippines (BIMP)”.

The annual culinary show and competition would take place on August 14 to 16 at the Atrium Limketkai Center, Lapasan, this city and would this city’s highlight events during its Higalaay Festival 2019 among others.

The said event aims to promote cuisines from other neighboring countries of the Philippines from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the flavors and regional recipes of Mindanao.

This year would be a bigger and bolder show as it would also showcase indigenous ingredients in local recipes; a venue to hone ones culinary skills and techniques; application of technology in developing local delicacy and cuisines; and promote skills certification to professionalize the hospitality industry.

The launching showcased some of Kumbira’s best, from fruit carving to table setting plus cooking demonstrations, latte art, and food sampling.

For more information, please contact KUMBIRA SECRETARIAT, Ms. Nollie Arguelles.

You may also reach them on the following contact information visit COHARA Executive Office at 28B NeoCentral Arcade , Cugman Highway, Cagayan de Oro City (Chali Beach Resort & Conference Center) or call them at +63 (88) 858 1705; +63 (0917) 670 0517; Email:; Like them on facebook/Kumbira; Follow them on instagram/Kumbira; Visit their Website:

Photos courtesy of Alvin & KC Curay of The Explorers Channel


About Dave Achondo

Dave Achondo
A person who enjoys doing what he does best – writing anything under the sun; strong-willed and straight to the point. Contributor at SOUTHWALL Magazine a Cebu-based company under Soline Publishing, A former Feature Editor, Business Editor, and Columnist of Mindanao Gold Star Daily, and is the currently its Digital Marketing Head.

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