The 13th edition of IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA recorded a successful opening last 24 May at the World Trade Center Metro Manila which was attended by top government officials and diplomats.
The event is considered as the biggest gathering of delectable and export quality food finds, as Philippine food exporters are now enjoying the encouraging response of local and foreign trade buyers, foodies and consumers.
Beyond efforts to expand food exports, IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA also aimed to pique the interest of local consumers to appreciate the exquisite quality of Filipino offerings at par with the world’s standards.
The event features the “Islands on a Plate” special setting that serves mouthwatering dishes prepared by chef Bea Nitard of Via Mare, who lent her expertise in curating the use of Premium 7 ingredients such as cacao, coffee, mango, tuna, banana, pineapple and coconut.
Chef Helmut Holzer, award-winning culinary master and certified European and American Master Chef, graced IFEX Phillippines NXTFOOD ASIA as luminary guest.