Growing your own food
The 4th year class of Food Merchandising, Styling and Photograph under Chef Jam Melchor, had their Food Expo and Product Launching last October 24, 2018 at the St. Scholastica’s College-Social Hall.
This event showcased photos of the various laboratory works of the class as well as their respective business plans and products. The class provided food samples to taste for the guests to help them improve these products.
Several themes were offered by various groups namely; Caripas, which offered Filipino dishes such as the Pampanga Sisig and Adobo from Ilocos. Moving from the buzzing streets of the Philippines, Ravioli Bites offered a new twist to the usual ravioli as they used chocolate, ube and cheese fillings. Camp ‘N Toast gives off the campfire vibe as they offered smores merengue and Pick-a-balls offered camote balls, instead of the usual potatoes.
Ms. Tina Morados, the General Manager and Chief Finance Officer of the Pamora Farms, Inc. in Abra, talked about their organic farm that focuses on free-range chickens, organic vegetables and fruits through the right fertilizers and reforestation towards a more sustainable environment. Ms. Tina discussed also her farm business model in raising free-range chickens. Samples of farm produce were brought for guests to purchase and taste.
As students, it was a way to understand better the pros of growing our own food and give an idea on how we can run our future businesses which would not only benefit us, but also encourage businesses that have a social responsibility program by helping our local farmers in patronizing our local products. We believe that this event served as a way in promoting our local products and become advocates of Filipino cuisine.
By Patrice Anne Santiago, 416A BSHRM