Bay Area Fil-Am Chef Charleen Cabaay of Kainbigan Restaurant recently won the New Year’s Eve edition of Food Network’s cooking competition show “Chopped”. Chef Charleen showcased inventive Filipino dishes using surprise ingredients to win a cash prize of $10,000. News story from ABS-CBN News.
Owned and operated by former senior banker Rowena Romulo and co-Director Chris Joseph, Romulo Café garnered the most votes among nine short-listed restaurants in Kensington, a district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea at TimeOut Love London 2016 Awards. Romulo Café triumphs in good company. Among the other restaurant winners were Coya for Mayfair; Dishoom for Covent Garden and The Strand, and The Ivy Chelsea Garden for Chelsea. News story from Munting Nayon.
Enjoy live music and ethnic food from Ecuador, Philippines, Peru and more at Pan e Musiche Festival (translation: Bread and Music) from December 3 to December 18. To view the event calendar, or for more information, visit http://www.paneemusiche.com/
A FILIPINO FOOD EXPERIENCE. REIMAGINED. Engage in a rich and immersive rooftop culinary exposition at Savor Filipino, Sat. Oct. 15. This year's theme is "BUKSAN: Discovering the unexpected on the other side of the bridge; beyond our boundaries abroad and at home." Buksan (book-sahn) in tagalog means "to open or unlock." At this years event, we are working with our chefs to unlock the potential of Filipino cuisine.
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Kick off Filipino American History Month! Taste and vote for your favorite adobo for Adobofest on Saturday, October 2nd at Emporium - Logan Square in Chicago. While you're at it, check out the other entertainment, booths and activities at Kultura Festival, a modern Filipino American food and arts festival presenting over a dozen Filipino American chefs, visual artists and musicians. Stay #AdoboProud
Ramar Foods enters mainstream U.S. supermarkets by continually re-inventing and re-branding unique Filipino ingredients and flavors. You will soon find Magnolia ice cream at Whole Foods, Ralph’s (Kroger’s division in California) and H-E-B stores in Texas. Story from Dairy Foods.
Cris Comerford (Global FWN100™ '13) broke the glass ceiling for women chefs when she became the first woman and first Filipino to hold the coveted title of executive chef of the White House. With increased opportunities abroad and the culinary school boom (led by prestigious French cooking institution Le Cordon Bleu) in the Philippines, it's likely that we'll see more rockstar Filipina chefs like Cris heading kitchens and satisfying palettes across the world.
Ramar Foods is a third generation Filipino-American family business that has produced well-loved Filipino food staples for over thirty years. Ramar Foods was founded by Ramon and Maria Quesada (pictured) in 1969 after they immigrated to the U.S. with their 11 children. Eager to bring the taste of home to America, the Quesada family transformed the company from import and distribution to a full-fledged food manufacturing business, bringing the taste of the Philippines to the U.S. palette. Last week, Ramar Foods celebrated an outstanding milestone of producing its one billionth lumpia in its headquarters in Pittsburg, California. News story from CBS San Francisco. Link to the video after the jump.