Monday, February 12, 2007

Visiting the Food Biz Expo and Jr. Chefs Congress

The Food Biz Expo and Jr. Chefs Congress twin events that was held from February 8-10, 2007 at the World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay City was a must see for people not only in the food industry but for those looking for additional income opportunities.

The Food Biz Expo was open was open to the public and I used the opportunity to check out the booths offering different products and services and maybe attend a seminar or two. The seminars topics like"Starting a Business woth Zero Capital" and "How to start your business by the Philippine Franchise Association" were really informative.

The booth that attracted me was the booth of TLRC wherein they sell their books about various business startups. I bought their book on specialty cakes. There were exhibitors of franchises, different suppliers of bakery and food processing equipments and of course different booths selling and promoting their food businesses. I also got contact information on foodcart operations from Zhon Marketing and a supplier of bakery equipment for the oven I am planning to purchase.

The Junior Chefs Congress are for students of culinary and hospitality industry. Although it carries a registration fee, the seminars and food competitions events are tailor-made to help the students not only to improve their craft but also help them to start their own businesses in the future.

Although some competitions are not open to the public. There were two competitions on display: the Intimate Table Setting for Two and Valentine Cake (freestyle). The cake designs were from simple to the extravagant. Just thinking of eating such beautiful creations was hard because you just want to look at them. The winners for the two said competition were not announced yet when I visited.

All in all the twin events can be considered as a success as it not just educates the students but also people like me interested in the food industry.

1 comment:

Jona F said...

Chefs Congress winners (incomplete)

1) Culinary Talent Fair
M.O.S.T. Institute - Victor Filipino Lustre

2) Salad Dressing Flairtending
M.O.S.T. Institute - Victor Filipino Lustre

3) Kitchen Dash
University of Assumption - Glen Brian Lacsa

4) Valentine's Cake Display
DLSU - College of St. Benilde - Michelle Hilario

5) Catering Olympics
St. Michael College

6) Go Cart: Market Basket Competition
M.O.S.T. Institute (Grand Champion)-
Agustine Borja
Frank Rafhael Ruebe
Jose Jovan Balolong

7) Intimate Table Setting for 2
University of Assumption

8) 12 Eggs
DLSU - College of St. Benilde (1st)

M.O.S.T. Institute (2nd place)

I attended the Jr. Chefs Congress. I am a graduate of M.O.S.T. Institute. I got the list from F&B World Magazine May - June 2007 issue. Dinagdag ko lang yong 2nd place sa 12 eggs kasi alam ko yong winners ng school namin. :)
It should be a yearly event.