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  • SM Super Chefs: Full Mechanics

    Want to be the next SM Super Chef? You can do it. Check out the full mechanics.

    1. Contest is open to all cooking enthusiasts.

    2. To join, just present a P500.00 single or accumulated purchase from SM Hypermarket, inclusive of at least one product from the following sponsors:

    SM Super Chefs sponsors

    3. The contest is composed of 3 stages: audition, elimination and finals.

    4. Criteria for judging:

    50% Taste
    25% Originality
    15% Plating/Presentation
    10% Affordability



    Create your own version of adobo, caldereta or menudo and submit the finished product with proof of purchase at the appointed Hypermarket branch (see schedule below). You may submit as many dishes and join in any branch of SM Hypermarket. Submissions will be accepted from 2 pm to 4 pm.

    audition stage


    Three (3) winners from each branch will be chosen (or a total of 60 winners) who will qualify to the next round.



    The 60 winners will be clustered into 3 branch locations and will be competing in a live cook-off at SM Hypermarket

    elimination round

    Contestants will be given 45 minutes and a P250 budget to shop for ingredients and prepare a dish using a secret ingredient which will be revealed on contest day.

    Four (4) winners from each cluster (or a total of 12 contestants) qualify for the Finals.



    In the grand finals, contestants will be grouped into teams of 3.  They will go through four (4) rounds,  each preparing “themed” dishes (themes will be revealed on contest date) good for 6 persons. 

    final round

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    Contestants will be eliminated as each round progresses until only two (2) are left.  They will then face off for the grand prize.

    The Finals will be aired over the Asian Food Channel (AFC) and will be hosted by Chef Tristan Encarnacion.

    Super Chef 2010 winner will receive aP100,000 kitchen showcase and a 4-day, all-expense-paid trip to Singapore for Unilever Cuisine Training.


    Do you have what it takes to be the next SM Super Chef? Check the following:
    SM Super Chefs Full Feature
    SM Super Chefs Screening Schedule on Asian Food Channel


    Check out SM Super Chef recipes of menudo, Chinese adobo, Rosemary scented adobo  and caldereta. Cook them and see if you have what it takes to participate in this promo.

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