Go on the “Ultimate Foodventure” with CEFBEX 2017!
Get ready to immerse yourself in a new kind of adventure as Worldbex Services International – the country’s leading events management company – officially opened the doors to the 9th Cebu Food and Beverages Expo (CEFBEX)! Happening until October 15, from 10am to 8pm, CEFBEX 2017 offers FREE admissions for everyone.
To kick off its first day, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held yesterday, October 12, at the venue lobby.
In attendance during the grand opening were VIP personalities such as Ms. Marina Hermoso, Mr. Carlo Suarez and Mr. Allan Poquita representative, Ms. Rosalina Paleno along with WSI’s key executives Joseph L. Ang, Jill Aithnie Ang, Jon Richmond Ang and Abaigeal Quiohilag.
Occupying a total of 1,582sqm of exhibition space, this year’s CEFBEX aims to uncover the dynamic landscape of the region’s food and beverage industry – revealing not only its vibrant heritage but also, its future as a global culinary force. In its bid to offer no less than an exciting and all-inclusive food show experience, CEFBEX gathered 130 of Cebu’s most popular and innovative F&B brands! With participating companies hailing from various sectors such as beverages, bread & pastries, cookware, food machines, food packaging, food picks, food service equipment, franchising companies, snacks, dairy products, dried fruits, confectionery, condiments, and wines, visitors are encouraged to explore both the familiar and otherwise in search of new tastes and flavors.
Proving to be the multifaceted food show that it is, CEFBEX 2017 has rolled out with this year’s line-up of food-related pocket events and activities. Not to be missed is the Cebu Farmers Market, a pavilion which will showcase produce from organic farmers across Cebu. Also, headlining the show is this year’s CEFBEX Culinary Cup Interschool and Home Chef Edition.
For the Interschool edition, the categories which include the black box competition, napkin folding, fruit carving, cooking, etc. all aim to showcase and hone the skills of up and coming F&B professionals. Presented with the support of Fly Ace, Jolly University, Most Reliable Metal, Globe My Business and H2 Zero.
The participating schools include Benedicto College, University of Cebu, University of San Carlos, University of Visayas, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Philippine School of Culinary Arts (PSCA), Cebu Roosevelt Memorial College
Meanwhile, the Home Chef edition will witness 10 participants from different parts of Visayas battle it out on stage. With no formal background in culinary yet immensely passionate about cooking, it would be truly inspiring to see how the participants would manage to serve up topnotch dishes under serious pressure! The sponsors for this edition include Clara Ole, La Espanola, Lee Kum Kee, Tabasco, Tree Top, Tulip, Sysu International Taste Setters, San Remo, Big J, International School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (ISCAHM), Philippine School of Culinary Arts (PSCA), Unichef Apparel.
Teaming up with the Cebu Bartenders and Barista Association, a series of competitions will also be mounted to turn the spotlight on the art and practice of crafting beverages. Divided into two categories of Interschool and Professional, visitors are encouraged to check out the Barista Competition, Latte Art Competition, Taster Cup, and the Brewers Cup.
Finally, cooking enthusiasts are sure to delight over the live cooking demos which will be held throughout CEFBEX. Here, visitors can get up close and personal with the industry’s most seasoned chefs and learn a thing or two about their expert cooking techniques!
Don’t miss out on the biggest food event of the season – the 9th Cebu Food and Beverage Expo: The Ultimate Foodventure! For more information, follow Cebu Food and Beverages Expo on Facebook and @CebuFoodandBeveragesExpo on Instagram. Tell all your foodie friends and family about it and we’ll see you there!!
Kalami Cebu will visit CEFBEX 2017 tomorrow and I look forward to see you all! :)