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SSC Manila JRHA led CulinarEATS: Flavors of the Philippines, a Celebration of Filipino Cuisine and Food Heritage

July 2,2022

The Junior Restaurateurs and Hoteliers’ Association (JRHA) of St. Scholastica’s College Manila led “CulinarEATS: Flavors of the Philippines” held last May 21, 2022. The big webinar event highlighted Filipino food heritage, culinary traditions, culture, and characteristics, providing room for appreciation of the diverse cuisine present in the country. This event is made possible in collaboration with Les Toque Society of Central Mindanao University, the Society for Hospitality and Tourism Students of the University of Northern Philippines, the Tourism Management Society of La Consolacion College Manila, and the Society for Hotel and Restaurant Progress of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

CUlinarEATS is not just a webinar, but a celebration of the country’s culinary strengths and better recognition of Filipino gastronomy globally. Moreover, the event showcased the diverse culinary flavors of the Philippines by presenting an array of Filipino dishes from different regions. The event dived into various regional cuisines from around the country with the help of the outstanding and renowned food enthusiasts Mr. Ige Ramos, Food Writer, Historian, and Visual Artist; Ms. Clang Garcia, Culinary Heritage Explorer and TV Host of Food Holidays and DiscoverEats; and Mr. Joel Carlos, Owner, and Chef of The Manila Brew – London, United Kingdom, who are experts in their respective culinary-related fields.

The different challenges the Philippine food industry faces were also tackled along with the varying ways Filipinos can address them. Thus, the online event also helped in enlightening and encouraging viewers to have deeper knowledge and appreciation of the future of Filipino food.

Filipino cuisine continues to be one of the most influential and best cuisines in providing a holistic experience through its flavors and characteristics – which make the Philippines stand out among the rest. As Filipino gastronomy becomes more and more prominent each year, SSC Manila’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (SHLRM) makes continuous efforts to imbibe its students with the passion and dedication to secure and contribute to the development of Filipino cuisine today, and in the future. As future leaders in the industry, Schoalsticans commit to preserving, promoting, and ensuring that the diverse Filipino cuisines are being identified not just as a staple food, but also as food that binds and molds our identity as one nation that is proud of its origin.