By GINA D. LUMAUIG
PASAY CITY (PhilAmPress) – Interested in food, culinary arts and the food business, big or small?
Try the World Food Expo (WOFEX), undoubtedly the most anticipated food and beverage expo in the Philippines, which opened on August 2, 2017 and will end on August 5 in two big venues: SMX Convention Center and World Trade Center Manila.
As in the past years, the WOFEX is expected to draw thousands of people not only from the food business, hotels, airlines, schools and others but also from the farms, agri-business sector and other related fields to the four-day event.
In celebration of its 17th year, WOFEX is holding event with two simultaneous venues (and free shuttle), and which has several co-located events and features all at the same time.
One of the events is the Philippine Culinary Cup which is the only WACS-accredited culinary competition with chefs from all over the world competing for the gold. WACS is the World Association of Chefs Societies, and bagging awards from PCC means being one of the best.
For this year, Philippine Airlines, one of the Platinum Sponsors, will be included in the PCC category, competing for the best airline food. 30 Chef Judges from around the globe will be on hand to pick the most deserving for 20 different categories.
Wofex University is the training division of World Food Expo, and this year’s line up boasts of the finest chefs sharing their expertise in their own fields: pastry and bakery, culinary, and catering.
The Kitchen Theater is a gathering of the best culinary experts showcasing several products and its application.
The World Food Summit brings in major stakeholders of the food service industry for organization-based conferences and hosted meetings.
Finally, a first for this year is The Hotel Show Philippines, in collaboration with dmg events and PEPTarsus Corp, organizer of WOFEX. Patterned after The Hotel Show Dubai, The Hotel Show brings in supplier of the hospitality and leisure industry. Also included is the Hotel Summit where hospitality and marketing industry professionals have been invited to speak on their experiences.
For schedules and other information about WOFEX 2017 please check the Facebook page (Wofex) or its website www.wofex.com.