The 2019 National Food Fair (NFF) billed as the “Philippine Cuisine and Ingredient Show” is a platform for micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) to show the best food products our country has to offer.
Organized by the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion in partnership with the DTI’s Regional and Provincial offices, with support from the Department of Tourism and La Germania, the NFF is taking place at the Megatrade halls of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. The fair schedule is from March 14-17 from 10AM to 9PM, and admission is free.
The four-day retail and order-taking event features 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.
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Island Kitchens (Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao)
There will be live cooking demos by respected culinary experts aimed to celebrate heirloom Kapampangan cuisine, and to reinvent food experiences with new and innovative recipes using bamboo shoot, sugar cane, and cacao ingredients. The featured chefs are Cherry Tan, Don Edward Quito, Vince Garcia, Raymund Yabut, Boy Loy, Gabby Pratts and Anton Aad.
Check out some stalls showcasing a variety of halal food, spices and seasonings, fruit wines, and products from cacao.
OTOP Philippines Hub is a retail store where products of the DTI’s One Town, One Product program can be found. It caters to the mainstream market, local buyers and tourists, offering quality, transformed, and standards-compliant next generation products.
Design Center of the Philippines (DCP) Special Setting
A display of innovative packaging assistance provided by the DCP for MSME manufacturers of specialty rice, banana chips, atchara and condiments.
The KAPEtirya or coffee pavilions are designed to promote quality Philippine coffee blends and Philippine coffee brands like Magallaya, Hineleban, Starkaffea, Always Brewed, and Holsum Foods. Coffee exhibitors will be joined by suppliers of native delicacies and products that complement the beverage.
Photos by Reden L. Deligero, Jr.
Banner is Dory’s Lambanog and Distillery, a product available in the fair.