Monday, March 18, 2019

Festival of Food at the 2019 National Food Fair Philippine Cuisine & Ingredients Show

The 2019 National Food Fair (NFF) billed as “Philippine Cuisine and Ingredients Show" was held at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City on March 14 -17, 2019. Admission is Free for everyone and opens from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. 


It's a four day festivities once again at the MegaTrade Hall enjoying mouth-watering foods, best dishes, and distinct cuisine coming from different province of the Philippines. A great chance for everyone to discover new exciting dish brought and presented by well-known chefs. Entrepreneurs got the opportunity to look for the possibility in investing into food industry. Learn few tips and advice from the Live cooking demo by the featured chefs. 









NFF is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion in cooperation with the DTI’s Regional and Provincial Offices, with the support of the Department of Tourism and La Germania.

The NFF is a platform for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) to showcase the best Philippine food products. It has an added food and tourism festival component with live cooking demonstrations by featured chefs and food tasting activities to promote the country as a culinary destination.




Joining the event are DOT-accredited operators of farm tourism destinations. The four-day retail and order- taking activity will feature 233 MSMEs from 16 regions who are engaged in the production of processed food and beverage, regional delicacies, dietary supplements, fresh produce, herbs, and cooking ingredients.

Here are some things happened during the four-day event:

Island Kitchens (Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao)

Live cooking demonstrations by respected culinary experts are designed to celebrate heirloom Kapampangan cuisine as well as reinvent the food experience with new and innovative recipes using bamboo shoots, sugar cane and cacao as ingredients. The featured chefs are: Cherry Tan, Don Edward Quito, Vince Garcia, Raymund Yabut, Boy Logro, Gabby Pratts and Anton Abad.



Food Pavilions

Explore the variety of halal food, spices and seasonings, fruit wines and products made from cacao displayed at the food pavilion.

Design Center of the Philippines (DCP) Special Setting

A showcase of innovative packaging assistance provided by the DCP for MSME manufacturers of specialty rice, banana chips, Atchara, and condiments.




OTOP Hub

OTOP Philippines Hub or OTOP.PH is a showcase of the OTOP next generation products. OTOP Hub is a retail store or space where products of the DTI’s One Town, One Product program can be found. Catering to the mainstream market, local buyers and tourists, these outlets offer quality, transformed, and standards-compliant OTOP products. For those interested in operating an OTOP.PH, please email otop@dti.gov.ph or call tel. no. (+632) 751.3307.

KAPEtirya/Coffee Pavilion

The KAPEtirya or coffee pavilion aims to promote quality Philippine coffee blends and Philippine coffee brands, namely: Magallaya, Hineleban, Starkaffea, Al-ways Brewed, and Holsum Foods. Together with the coffee exhibitors are suppliers of native delicacies and bakery products that go well with coffee.

For more information about the NFF, please email bdtp@ dti.gov.ph or call telephone numbers +63 2 751.3223/ +63 2 791.3102 and fax number +63 2 751.3224.

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