UNO’s Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses

Cebu City, PhilippinesUNO, the anchor restaurant serving both international and local cuisines in buffet or a la carte style, has recently launched the Filipino Food Festival banking on the Modern Filipino Taste. This amazing event was spearheaded by power chef couple Chef Roland and Chef Jackie Laudico.

Chef Lau and Chef Jackie have captured the imagination and taste buds of gourmets and foodies alike through the concept restaurants they have established in their 17 years in the catering and restaurant business. Their imaginative approach to cooking and their artistic presentations found culmination in their celebrated restaurant called Guevarra’s in San Juan, Metro Manila.

Their advocacy to promote native Filipino flavors has given them local and international respect, and runs parallel to the philosophy that animates and inspires the F&B outlets at The Waterfront Group of Hotels. The conglomerate has always prided itself in presenting a host of culinary cultures in its many outlets. UNO leads its portfolio of F&B outlets.

UNO Restaurant at the Waterfront

With its easygoing vibe, warm service, and an extensive all-day buffet of mouthwatering international and Filipino culinary favorites, UNO has become Waterfront’s must-visit destination and foodie paradise in Cebu and Davao. The dining outlet’s famous buffet offers Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, American and International dishes created by its inventive chefs. It comes as no surprise that UNO has become the favored dining address of business and corporate individuals in search of great tasting food and quick service, families that expect a wide variety of food choices and a leisurely ambiance, and foodies who simply want excellent flavors that come from fresh ingredients and food done to perfection.

With “UNO’s Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses”, the restaurant broadens and enriches its already diverse culinary offerings, thus helping in the further evolution of the Filipino food and cooking culture. The Laudicos’ imagination, creativity and signature flavors will certainly also find a welcoming venue in UNO at Waterfront Insular Hotel when the festival goes to Davao.

The Menu

Guests and food aficionados will, no doubt, find delight in the many tasty treats included in the festival, such as Sisig Baskets (assorted sisig in rice baskets topped with garlic aioli), Palabok Bites (the goodness of palabok topped with Carcar Chicharon) and Sinigang Bites (tamarind-spiced kangkong chips topped with bangus mousse) to whet the appetite.

There are also cold appetizers such as Kinilaw Spoons (fresh fish in spicy calamansi and capsicum emulsion), Danggit Macaroon stuffed with Laing Mousse and Shrimps, and Sushi-Noy (Filipino maki topped with matambaka flakes). Hearty soups include Nilarang Bouillabaisse (a tasty version of the classic Cebuano fish soup) and Pochero Corn Chowder (beef soup with Corn puree).

And for heftier appetites, a list of filling and delicious entrees await, among them the Kaldereta Pie (spicy lamb stew topped with potato mash and cheese), Balbacua Uno (slow cooked ox-tail, beef knuckles and skin UNO style), San Miguel Battered Fish with Buro Cream (Filipino-style beer battered fish served with creamy fermented rice sauce), among others.

Pinaupong Nilasing na Manok
Kinilaw Spoons
Lechon Baboy
Ngohiong Cones
Sinigang Bites
Cold Cuts
RICE AS YOU WANT and PINOY PASTAS with Choices of Spaghetti, Penne or Fettuccine. Sauces: Creamy Crab Roe, Seafood Tuyonesca , Chorizo de Cebu, Malungay Pesto

The Desserts

Tsokolate OH with Peanut Butter Mousse Bicho Bicho Yema Queso de Bola Cheese Cake

Other Snaps:

Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino’s Hotel Manager, Mr. Benhur Caballes introducing the power couple, Chef Lau and Chef Jackie
Chef Lau and Chef Jackie taking the center stage at UNO
Mayor Tomas Osmeña together with Chef Rolando and Chef Jackie Laudico with WACH HM Benhur Caballes and WCCH GM Anders GH Hallden
The ceremonial breaking to kick off the celebration. This time, it is the salt crust of the baked fish with Chef Lau and GM Anders and the rest of the media


UNO’s Filipino Food Festival is valued at PHP 898.00

For more information regarding this awesome treat, please call us at 032-232-6888 local 8605. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram [@waterfrontcebu], too! 🙂




1st Disciples D’ Escoffier Dinner: Transfer of Knowledge and Resonating Auguste Escoffier’s Tradition

April 7, 2017 — Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino hosted the first ever Disciples D’ Escoffier Dinner and Oath Taking Ceremony. As a backgrounder, Disciples Escoffier is an organization where it honors the memory of Auguste Escoffier, Master of the French and International Cuisines. The purpose is to promote the big traditions of cooking and the techniques created by Auguste Escoffier, in particular in schools, secondary, superior or Chef professional training, as well as in apprenticeship.

The Dinner and Conferment of Membership

The dinner was graced by the Founding President of Disciples de Escoffier International Asia – Philippines Delegation, Chef Philip John Golding, Secretary General Ms. Donna Sheryl Chua, Corporate Chef Giovanni Sias, Executive Chef Linda Hou, General Manager Mr. Anders Hallden.

Ms. Donna Sheryl Chua, Secretary General of Disciples D’ Escoffier, Chef Philip John Golding, Founder of Disciples D’ Escoffier International Asia, General Manager of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Mr. Anders Hallden and Corporate Chef Giovanni Sias.


Oath Taking of General Manager to the Disciples D’ Escoffier as conferred by Corporate Chef Giovanni Sias.
The Menu
MICAH heads
Disciples D’ Escoffier with Cebu Print Media personalities, Chinggay Utzurrum, Nelia Neri, Dr. Nestor Alonso and Dr. Vivina Chu.
Cebu Print Media and our beloved VIPs in one table.

Gastronomic Delights

Starter: Gensan Tuna Three Ways Mousse, Seared, Chips
Soup: Bohol Prawn Bouillabaisse with Shrimp Jelly
Risotto: Bulalo Risotto with Bone Marrow
Main Event: Premium Australian Lamb Rack, Mint Butter, Bell Pepper and Zucchini Shavings, Layered Polenta and Red Wine Jus
Dessert: Cebu Mango and Chocolate Sphere with Hot Caramel, Calamansi Rum Sauce


Indeed, after the dinner, the awarding ceremony for the apprentices who joined the special event was in place. Chef Philip John Golding gave some interesting remarks and made the event more inspiring.


The dinner was held at La Gondola, where authentic Italian cuisine reigns and is enjoyed by our in house and walk in guests.



About Chef Philip Golding

Chef Philip John Golding, founding President of the Disciples D’ Escoffier International Asia has worked in the Philippines for over twenty (20) years, positively influencing the lives and the businesses of not just expatriates but many Filipinos in terms of transfer of knowledge by business consultancy, teaching, training and development, and job placements. In November 2013, he received “BOSSING” Special Awards as a “Foreignoy” for creating massive job opportunities to Filipinos abroad. This kind of special award is only given to the pillars of certain industries that have pioneered rapid growth boosting local talent.Prior to moving to his second home, British-born Chef Philip had trained and worked in prestigious 3-star Michelin and 5-star hotels and restaurants in around Europe and Asia. His perseverance continued to shine through the Philippine culinary scene as one of the pioneer chefs to open the local minds in embracing international cuisine and culinary education and training system. He was one of the pioneer chef instructors in the Center of Culinary Arts, Manila during the late 1990s, and American Hospitality Academy in 2008.

About Donna Sheryl Chua

SECRETARY GENERAL OF DISCIPLES DE ESCOFFIER PHILIPPINES a prestigious non-profit organization with a vision to maintain the culinary traditions/standard of Escoffier and to develop culinary talents and skills locally and internationally.

A graduate of Advertising and Behavioral Sciences from De La Salle University, is an entrepreneur running a world-class hospitality uniform and with various shares in successful restaurant bars in Makati. In addition, she has calibrated Food and Beverage Consultancy together with Chef Philip Golding for various local restaurants and hotels/resorts.

Currently appointed as the President of Young Talents Escoffier Asia – Philippines 2017, she aims to gather and motivate Young Culinary Talents to compete in the national selection this May 2017 – the winner in the Philippines will be sponsored to compete in HongKong for the Asia Chapter, along with other Asian Young Talents from Macau, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, HongKong, China, & Singapore.

Join the Young Talent Escoffier 2017 in the Philippines – A prestigious competition held by Disciples Escoffier Philippine Delegation and Le Club Disciples Escoffier in Honoring the Spirit of the Legendary & Visionary Auguste Escoffier, known as “The Father of Modern Cuisine!”

If you are 18-24 years old, passionate in the kitchen, has worked 2-5 years in the kitchen, Send your CVs to


About Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is one of the well-known landmarks in the City of Cebu and is the premier venue for events and conventions in the country. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.


For inquiries or reservations, please call (63-32) 232-6888 local 8611. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug.

Easter Weekend Happening At The Waterfront

Cebu City, Philippines — Easter Weekend is something to look forward after a soulful journey and reflection over Holy Week. It is a time when people rejoice for a revitalized life.

Here at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, big surprises awaits those who will participate with our Easter Wonderland Celebration and our Easter Weekend Buffet

Easter Wonderland: What is It?

Easter Wonderland is the highlight for our Easter Weekend Celebration. It is celebrated on the 16th of April, Easter Sunday at the Pacific Grand Ballroom. The event is expecting to gather round kids ages 5 and up. It is also a time where we let our guests, especially the little ones, experience the Waterfront Way of celebrations. Easter Wonderland also explores the great world out there with bunnies, the meadows and the rivers reminiscent of Alice’s Wonderland.

Easter Wonderland come with the following surprises that will let you look forward to it more.

  • Fun inflatables for the kids
  • Acrobatic Shows
  • Easter Egg Painting
  • Magic Shows
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Easter Egg Hunting

Each ticket is worth PHP 600.00 and can be availed at the Front Office of the hotel. Those who also dined in any of our outlets and will have a purchase of at least PHP 2000.00 will have (1) one complimentary ticket for the said event.

* One Guardian is allowed per child with no Fee*

Easter Weekend Buffet

Be delighted in this season’s celebration with Norwegian Salmon and New Zealand Lamb specials that is absolutely a must try, including our bunny pastry factory for the young ones. The buffet is at PHP 1,388.00 and is only available from April 14, 15 and 16.

About Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is one of the well-known landmarks in the City of Cebu and is the premier venue for events and conventions in the country. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.

For inquiries or reservations, please call (63-32) 232-6888 local 8611. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug