The 9 contestants are:
“Gabriela ng Kusina”
48 years old
Years working overseas taught Vivian more about life.
Her run in with the foreign government made her
wiser. She’s now a stay-in cook for a small eatery and
wishes to put up her own business someday.
23 years old
At a young age, Cesar learned about responsibilities
the hard way. He knew that he should strive hard
being the eldest child. A frustrated singer and a
passionate cook, he makes the kitchen his stage and
every dish a performance.
43 years old
A small cook with a big heart, Rose serves “Mga
Iskolar ng Bayan” every day. She’s proud to contribute
to their dreams by offering affordable, nutritious
MARY JANE AHUNCIACION
29 years old
“Heart attack” best describes Mary Jane’s plan of
action, as she specializes in Pinoy favorites sisig and
kare-kare. She almost had her own heart attack after
facing stumbling blocks in her marriage. Now, she
strives hard to have enough money in order to get her
RONA DELA ROSA
29 years old
A girl who practically grew up in the kitchen, Rona
looks up to her mother who’s a great cook. She
started by selling snack items and her business grew
in no time. With her degree in HRM, she’s ready to
conquer the food industry.
SHARLITO “SHA-SHA” RESIMOLO
“Mutya ng Kusina”
34 years old
Hailing from Mindanao, Sha-sha is prepared for every
challenge life has to offer. Due to his hard work and
natural talent in the kitchen, different establishments
constantly pirated him. He started with a monthly
income of PhP1500 and now earns as much as
“kusinerong may Anghang”
41 years old
Salcedo Village, Makati
Born in India and raised in Iloilo, Aasish thinks he has
his spices down pat. A reluctant cook, he gained
newfound respect for culinary arts when his business
partner moved back to India, leaving him in Manila to
rediscover his Northern Indian roots.
“El Gwapito Kusinero”
31 years old
With his charming looks and sculpted physique,
people might think that Aiman had it easy. But this
young father has had his own share of hardships. He
hopes to provide a brighter future for his kids by
opening a small diner.
41 years old
A former student of UP Conservatory of Music and DJ
in Cebu, Agot aims for a smoother melody in life.
Things were going well for his small business, until a
popular fastfood chain opened on his turf. His shortlived
success in his venture pushed him to dream
Hosted by actor/entrepreneur Marvin Agustin, “Karinderya Wars” premieres on April 8 (Monday) and will air weekdays at 11:15am on TV5.