US POTATO SAFARI 3 IN DAVAO CITY: COOKING DEMONSTRATION WITH CHEF SANDY DAZA

United States Potato Board (USPB) Potato Safari 3 Goes to Davao City
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US Potato Safari 3 in Davao City: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Sandy Daza
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US Potato Safari 3 in Davao City: Cook-Off at Waterfront Insular Hotel

Hello there Ladies! Thank you for following my US Potato Safari 3 journey, please keep reading!

I wasn’t able to join the group for dinner at Cafe Uno, I had a prior commitment so I missed Chef Victor Barangan’s potato dishes. But I was early on the venue for our second day. Celebrity Chef Sandy Daza flew in from Manila for a cooking demonstration and I can’t miss it for the world. 

It’s surprising how he looked so intimidating on screen but when I finally met him in the flesh, he’s actually as welcoming as my grandma cooking Law-oy for dinner. Chef Sandy is one of the known figures in the culinary scene in the country, his credentials attached to his bio says it all. He’s also one of the key figures of US Potato Board; hence, he’s here in Davao for a special US potato exhibition.

Chef Sandy Daza for a special US potato cooking exhibition  at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City
Chef Sandy Daza for a special US potato cooking exhibition 
at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City

Chef Sandy prepared three recipes for the demonstration.
     US Potato Baked Seafood
     Mixed Sausages and Crispy US Potatoes
     US Potato Beef Caldereta

It was quiet an intimate cooking demo set-up and he was cracking jokes, sharing his years of cooking experience and wisdom in between. I’m sharing you two;

1. ‘The bigger the bubbles, the more flavour escapes’ .... so ladies, when simmering, keep your flame down as much as possible.
2. ‘If it taste good to you, serve it’ .... yeah, right!


We all enjoyed these dishes at lunch .... here;

 US Potato Safari 3: Chef Sandy Daza US Potato Beef Caldereta
  US Potato Beef Caldereta

 US Potato Safari 3: Chef Sandy Daza US Potato Baked Seafood
US Potato Baked Seafood

 US Potato Safari 3: Chef Sandy Daza Mixed Sausages and Crispy US Potatoes
Mixed Sausages and Crispy US Potatoes

Chef Sandy Daza

Since he finished the demo early, we took advantage of his spare time consulting for our planned recipe for the cook-off. Note: consultation was free (hahaha) so lucky, we are. We shared what’s on our list, discuss possibilities but in the end honour his suggestion. He’s the pro after all. He flew in from Manila in the morning and went back shortly after the demo. We're so honored to have met you, Chef! Please keep reading to know what went down at the cook-off. 

Chef Sandy Daza, our impromptu culinary mentor, 
Con Reuyan of davaoeagle.com (middle) my cook-off partner and myself! Good luck!


This US Potato Safari 3 is far from over yet, please join me for dinner at


If you want to try cooking these at home, I’m sharing the recipes below, feel free to print it out! Happy potato cooking!

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