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Certificate of Excellence 2015

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VIKINGS LUXURY BUFFET AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognized as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Manila, Philippines – 24, June, 2015 – VIKINGS LUXURY BUFFET today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for it’s Mall of Asia and North EDSA branch. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. 

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“It is our great honor to receive TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2015 for both our Vikings Mall of Asia and North EDSA branch. We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our valued guests for their loyal patronage to our stores and also for rating and reviewing us online,” said Charles Lee, Marketing Director at Vikings Luxury Buffet. “With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the award is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued 100% commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

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Chefs in Paris!

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The Chefs in Paris

On a recent event held at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Culture, Paris; two Chefs from the Philippines were hard at work to prepare dishes that best represents our country to over 300 VIPs.

Chef Anton Abad (Corporate Chef from Vikings Luxury Buffet) and Chef Von Ragudos (Executive Sous Chef from Vikings Luxury Buffet) were handpicked by the  Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Tourism and Industry to represent our country on a 1-day event in lieu of the Philippine Independence Day. Both Chefs were tasked to create dishes by incorporating some of our local premium ingredients, such as tuna, mango, coffee, chocolate, pineapple, cashew nuts and muscovado sugar. Chef Anton expressed that “it was a bit overwhelming at one point” because the buffet line was already empty within an hour from opening, and guests were lining up in front of the kitchen waiting for their seconds (and thirds)! Some of the dishes that were featured during the event were: Laing Pizza, Tuna Kinilaw in Endive, Roasted Beef Entrcote a la Bistek  Tagalog in Kalamsi Liquor and Caramelized Onion, Glazed Kalamsi Muffin, and Malagos Chocolate and Dried Mango Rum.

With this recent event, the Vikings Chefs were given a great exposure to a new culinary culture, and we can definitely expect great things to come to the Vikings Luxury Buffet menu with the inspiration and vision that the Chefs will be bringing with them back home. In the words of Chef Anton: “What a great experience, Merci Paris!”

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