Get ready for the most delicious weekend ever: 4 things to expect at Food & Drinks Asia 2019

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One of the longest running food exhibits in the country is back with more delicious offers at this year’s Food & Drinks Asia. 

Food & Drinks Asia 2019 officially opened earlier today (Sept 5, 2019) with a well-attended opening ceremony at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The ceremony, hosted by Ms. Chi-Chi Fajardo Robles, was led by Ms. Josephine P. Miranda, Executive Vice President of the LNA Management Group Corp. — the team behind the 23-year-old exhibit. 

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Esteemed partners of Food & Drinks Asia were present at the opening ceremonies: Ms. Evangeline V. Orejola and Ms. Maura De Leon, President and Vice President (respectively) of the Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines (CHIPI); Ms. Virginia Robledo, Member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Association of Food Technologists, Inc. (PAFT); Mr. Steven T. Cua, President of the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Inc. (PAGASA); Mr. Noel Paguia, President of the Food Caterers Association of the Philippines (FCAP); Chef Dennis Peralta, President of the Hotel & Restaurant Chefs Association of the Philippines (HRCAP); and Atty. Eugene T. Yap, President of the Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP). 

Also in attendance during the opening ceremony were local and foreign dignitaries who showed their support for the annual food and trade show: Mr. Sérgio Taam, Chargé D’Affaires for Trade of the Embassy of Brazil; Mr. Mahendra Singh Patiyal, First Secretary of Commerce and Head of Chancery of the Embassy of India; Mr. Lazuardi Nasution, Trade Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia; Mr. Mihai Sion, Chargé D’Affaires and Head of Mission of the Embassy of Romania; and Mr. Sergio R. Ortiz-Luiz, President of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc.

The Food & Drinks Asia 2019 will run for four days and will be filled with delicious treats and exciting events fit for entrepreneurs and foodies. Here’s a taste of what to expect this weekend.

Food, Food, and More Food!

Trust us when we tell you this is going to be the most delicious weekend of your year! With over 200 exhibitors offering more than 5,300 products and services, make sure you bring enough cash and a big enough tote bag for your foodie haul. We’re not just talking about your favorite treats like Ate Rica’s Bacsilog (yes, they’re really here!) or all the milk tea you can drink. We’re talking about awesome finds like ChizMozza (a cheeky name for mozzarella sticks), Happy Tami’s Hand-Dipped Corny Dogs, Macho Potato, Cebu’s The Lemon Company, and so much more.

Ate Rica’s Bacsilog

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Your cheesy student meal is here in all its cheesy glory!

Booze Online PH

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Check out Booze Online PH’s booth to enjoy super chill “buy one, take one’ deals on Hoegaarden Rosée and canned Paulaner beer

Happy Tami’s Corny Dogs

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Sink your teeth into the savory goodness of Happy Tami’s Corny Dogs

Tons of Business Opportunities

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If you’ve been looking for the best of the best the food industry has to offer, look no further than Food & Drinks Asia. Here you’ll find suppliers for all kinds of business needs — from raw ingredients to packaging to machines and even airconditioning! There are also a bunch of franchising opportunities waiting to be explored, so if you’ve been thinking about investing in a food cart or stall, this Food & Drinks Asia weekend is the sign you’ve been looking for.

Exciting Food Competitions

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At least three competitions are happening at the Food & Drinks Asia Exhibit that will surely keep you on your toes. Day 1 (Thursday, Sept 5) will host the Philippine Grand Barista Cup featuring the most talented baristas in the country today; Day 2 (Friday, Sept 6) will have the Ultimate Flair Challenge featuring the country’s best bartenders and their awe-inspiring tricks and moves; and on Day 4 (Sunday, Sept 8), witness the deliciously exciting Food & Drinks Asia Cooking Challenge featuring talented young chefs from culinary schools.

Informative Events for Foodies and Entrepreneurs
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What is an exhibit about the best food and drinks that Asia has to offer without a few informative seminars to expand our brain power aside from expanding our stomachs? For this year’s Food & Drinks Asia Exhibit, attendees have the chance to learn about employee management (Friday, 4-5pm; “Formation of TEAM that works: Establishing Employees’ Engagement at Work”) and maximizing social media and digital content (Saturday, 1-2pm; “Dynamic Advertising in the Digital Age: Making Use of Vlogging and Blogging in Your Business Promotions”). You’ll even get a chance to catch celebrity chef Boy Logro in action on Saturday (11:30am-12:30pm) as he wows the audience with his mouthwatering food, expert techniques, and hilarious antics while sharing the beauty of food styling.

Make sure to catch the 23rd Food & Drinks Asia Exhibit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from Sept 5 to Sept 8 (Thursday to Sunday). Halls open at 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (except Sunday, 6:00 p.m.). Tickets are available on site at PHP200, good for the entire event (4 days).