2022 Ube & Filipino Baking Contest (Oct 12-17)
7 Mile House
Ube Bake Off 2022
Dine In And Order An Ube Bake Off Sampler
Vote For Your Favorite Ube Dessert!
Oct. 12 – 17, 2022
Who Will You Crown Ube Bake Off Champ?
We’re excited to host the 7 Mile House 3rd Annual Ube Bake Off in celebration of Filipino American History Month this October where YOU get to pick the 7 Mile House Ube Bake Off Champ!
How Does It Work?
Dine in anytime from Oct. 12-17 between 11:30am-8pm (or until 9pm Fri./Sat.). Best to make your reservation here.
Order the Ube Bake Off Sampler (dine in only)
You will be served the Ube Bake Off sampler with 4 desserts. Each order comes with 2 ballots.
Taste all the Ube Desserts and vote for your favorite. Make sure to provide feedback to our bakers so they can get even better!
Submit your ballot to the server.
Winner will be announced on Oct. 20 at 7 Mile House and on Instagram Live
Who Are This Year’S Ube-Kers?
Grace Gascon and her Mo’ Ube Mochi Bars
Ube butter mochi that sits on Graham cracker crust, drizzled w/ white chocolate Ube ganache & Ube polvorone crumbles!
Grace started her small biz during the pandemic and sells at pop ups EVERY WEEKEND while working her day job during the week. She dreams of leaving the corporate world and baking full time. Let’s help her make this happen!
Check out her small biz here and follow her on IG! @madebygrace_187
Ava Marie Romero and her Ube Madelines
Ava is a food blogger, competition cook and 2019 7 Mile House Ube Bake Off Champion. Born with autism, nothing stops Ava from competing in national cooking events and talking about her love for the kitchen.
Ava was instrumental in featuring 7 Mile House in “Check Please, Bay Area” and has joined our Adobo Cookoff competitions at 7 Mile House.
Check out Ava’s cooking adventures and follow her on IG! @chefavamarie1989
Eloisa Martin’s Ube Kouign Amann
Eloisa has been baking in the Bay since 2015 while juggling her day job during the week! She specializes in pastries and custom cakes shaped into anything you can dream of.
Her Ube Kouign Amann is a Filipino and French pastry you need to try!
Check out Eloisa’s custom cakes and follow her on IG to see what I’m talking about! @novela_cakes
Rowe and Jack’s Ube Buko Pie
Rowe & Jack specializes in amazing traditional Filipino pastries with their own personal twist. From cassava cakes to assorted pies inspired by ingredients from the Philippines, this husband and wife team is an inspiration to entrepreners!
Check out Rowe & Jack’s next pop up venues and follow them on IG! @sweet_pipers
What Does The Winner Get?
“Last year’s win gave 2021 Champion Aleli so much publicity. It became a great opportunity to sell her cakes at 7 Mile House for one month but demand has been so high we are STILL selling her Ube Tres Leches one year later!”
—-Vanessa Garcia, Owner, 7 Mile House
The winner is crowned 7 Mile House Ube Bake Off Champ of the year and has the option to sell their ube dessert at 7 Mile in October and/or November! The winner also gets a 7 Mile $100 gift certificate, a feature on our blog and lots of social media exposure, not to mention the win is a great addition to your baking portfolio.
Offering your dessert at a popular local restaurant like 7 Mile House is a great way to put your name out there especially if you are starting a home-based business or are already selling at events and pop-ups! 2021 champ, Aleli Crutchfield, started her personal chef business during the pandemic. Her win at 7 Mile House has made her the “Ube Tres Leches Queen” greatly contributing to the growth of her new business. It’s awesome to be featured at 7 Mile House where local talent is always celebrated in the community!
- Sept. 30 – Last day to nominate
- Oct. 2 – Samples delivered
- Oct. 3 – Contestants contacted and announced
- October 12-17 – Contest
- October 12 – First drop off
- October 14 – Second drop off
- October 20 – Announcement of winner
Why Ube and why an Ube Bake Off?
What’s purple and delicious and authentically Filipino?
Far from the obscure purple sweet yam it used to be, ube (read: ooh-bay) is having a moment in pop culture. Thanks in part to its IG-worthy hue, ube-flavored drinks, desserts and snacks have flooded timelines and taste buds simultaneously.
We’re big fans of ube here at 7 Mile House, so in 2016 “7 Mile Mom” and pastry chef, Cleopatra Garcia, added this delicious offering to our dessert menu: ube cheesecake, even before ube got u-big!
Since then, it’s become wildly popular so why not hold a competition?
What is the Ube Bake Off?
Once chosen to be among the 3-4 contestants, the bakers and their desserts will be featured as a dessert sampler on the 7 Mile House Menu served from October 12-17, with 60% of proceeds going to the bakers.
Guests who purchase the sampler (dine in only) will receive a ballot to vote for their favorite ube dessert. The winner will be decided by YOU!