ABOUT
FLAVOURS PH

Flavours of the Philippines festival shall be a grand showcase of Philippine Culinary delights, from the northern-most tip of Luzon to the Southern corners of Mindanao. However, more than just being a venue for food-tasting, Taste of the Philippines will be a celebration of Filipino warmth, hospitality, and sense of community. The festival shall take the tone of a barangay fiesta done on a larger scale, complete with marching bands, Filipino indigenous games, a giant sari-sari (variety) store concerts, contests, and of course, food and more food.

WONDER CHEF CANADA (WCC) Culinary Showdown is a competition project of the in LECHON FEST (LF) and HEARTS UNITED FOUNDATION with a mission to brand Philippine cuisine by recognizing Filipino-Canadian amateur cooks and food enthusiasts, and bring greater awareness and appreciation of Filipino cuisine among the global community at large.

Partial proceeds to build a library in an orphanage partner in the Philippines ages 1-21.

The competition will showcase the cooking prowess and expertise of up to 7 amateur Filipino-American cooks and foodies. There is only one category of entrées which could include: Kare-kare, Escabeche, Caldereta, Menudo, Afritada, Pochero, Pinakbet, Sisig, & Laing. The winner will receive a trip for 2 to Iceland.

“We hope that through WCC, we could encourage all residents in our community to actively support Filipino restaurants in the GTA and also boost participation from community organizations, business entities and other groups in this advocacy campaign.” says Julian Baricuatro, Anne Josef and Zandrof Flores, co-founders of WCC and LF.

Pinoylicious is NOT only an organization. It is an international movement inspired by the Italian enogastromic journey of Arlene Oliveros, the first Filipino-Canadian sommelier who became one of the first Vinitaly Italian Wine Ambassadors (IWA) in the world and a member of Collisioni’s enogastronomy press tours. Travelling Italy’s major wine regions opened her mind to the many similarities of Italy and Philippines in terms of regional cuisine. She realized that a focus on regional cuisine helps Italy strengthen its position as one of the world’s premier gastro-destination — a formula she believes will benefit a vibrant country like the Philippines which diversity of cuisine is found on its over 7,100 islands. Arlene believes that her collaboration with many key players in the global food and wine industry ( ie. food and wine writers, chefs and wine professionals, book authors,etc.) will help significantly in terms of providing exposure to the Philippine food and restaurant industry.

Pinoylicious also aims to promote the many brilliant, hardworking Filipinos behind the ever-so unique Philippine culinary industry.

iKubo Media is a Toronto based ethnic media company that is committed to produce an iNFORMATIVE and iNSPIRATIONAL content through events and print media. Spearheaded by Ronnie Delagana.

ACTIVITIES

One

WELCOME ARCH

The welcome arch shall be made of bamboo, bilao (shallow woven basket) and nipa, the design being that usually seen in rural areas. In the absence of said materials, available materials as may be acquired from Toronto hardware stores shall be designed to simulate bamboo poles.

Two

iTRAVEL PINAS

A 10-meter entryway just after the Welcome Arch designed to show Philippine scenery via facades of popular Filipino landmarks and tourist destinations. A rondalla group will be playing Filipino folk tunes as a way of greeting guests. Ushers dressed in Filipiniana and barong tagalog welcome guests and enjoin them to have fun, join activities and eat.

Three

PINOY FOOD PAVILLION

A Filipino food bonanza that will have 6 main areas:
1. FEAST OF LUZON
2. FEAST OF VISAYAS
3. FEAST OF MINDANAO
4. PINOYLICIOUS SUMMER FEAST
5. HALO-HALO LANE
6. LECHON LANE

Four

SAMUT-SARI SUPERMARKET

This is where all things Filipino may be sold. Food items to be sold include Filipino kitchen staples such as soy sauces, vinegar and fish sauce , packaged food imported from the Philippines (Chippy, Clover, Cornik, etc), walis tambo, handicrafts and many more. Stalls will be made available for rent to merchandisers.

Five

FIL-CAN ENTREPRENEUR PAVILLION

A Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumers (B2C) hub

Six

WONDER CHEF CANADA 2018

This culinary showdown is a competition project of the in LECHON FEST (LF) with a mission to brand Philippine cuisine, recognize culinary skills of Filipino-Canadian amateur cooks and food enthusiasts, and bring greater awareness and appreciation of Filipino cuisine among the global community at large.

Seven

YOUNG FILIPINO CANADIAN LEADERS SUMMIT 2018

Young Filipino Canadian Leaders Summit aims to provide youth of Filipino descent aged 18-35 and accompanying leaders/coordinators/mentors, with an understanding of their history, both Philippine and the Canadian connection; provide them tools that they can bring home to their community; and provide them with opportunities to network with other Filipinos and community leaders.

Eight

KAMALIG featuring SIPAT

An open-space curated photo, artwork, illustration, news archive and murals gallery featuring SIPAT is a tagalog/Filipino word which means act of sighting or aiming. Thus, the word was used as the name of the group that was founded by Hernan Ayalin in August 2011. The group is open to any Filipinos (based in Canada) from hobbyist, novice, professional/videographer. Activities such as photowalks, photoshoots and workshops serve as an avenue for the sipateros to share their knowledge with one another. Not only did it help in learning techniques/skills but also develop camaraderie and friendship among the members.

Nine

KIDS VILLAGE

Will features popular traditional filipino street games for kids like Patintero, Luksong Lubid, Luksong Tinik, Luksong Baka, Sepak Takraw, and other fun games that are bundled into relay races and ball games that will surely challenge team competition organize by BDMS.

Ten

LBC's KABAYAN HUB

A dedicated pavilion for enhancing skills that promote self-sufficiency, providing innovative information and support to help newcomer and caregiver individually and as community members, develop the skills and knowledge to help themselves participate in society. The 2-days event program also provides resume writing and mentorship talk series.

HIGHTLIGHTS

Wonder Chef Canada 2018

This culinary showdown is a competition project of the in FlavoursPH with a mission to brand Philippine cuisine, recognize culinary skills of Filipino-Canadian amateur cooks and food enthusiasts, and bring greater awareness and appreciation of Filipino cuisine among the global community at large.

Competition Dates:
Wonder Chef Winnipeg
FOODTRIP
Tyndal Park Community Centre
May 19-20, 2018

Wonder Chef Toronto
Albert Campbell Square
Scarborough Civic Centre
Aug 4-5, 2018

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Young Filipino Canadian Leaders Summit 2018

The Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit aims to empower youth, cultivate pride and provide youth with the tools and support to be able to not just echo but also put into action the vision of the summit within their own regional community groups.

Kamalig

Kamalig Featuring SIPAT (SIPAT is a tagalog/Filipino word which means act of sighting or aiming). An open-space curated photo, artwork, illustration, news archive and murals gallery.

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LBC's KABAYAN HUB

A dedicated pavilion for enhancing skills that promote self-sufficiency like resume writing, improve job-hunting and providing innovative information for newcomers and caregivers

Giant "PAELLA"

FlavorsPH, the 2-days gastronomic food, entertainment, culture and arts event, officially started with the Giant Paella, where different community partners , culinary students and volunteers, cooked together to create a giant paella. A FREE TASTING for the first 200 attendees.

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BATA2BATAPRENUER

Bata2Bataprenuer Lane offers the community a chance to witness ingenious creations by young Filipino-Canadian entrepreneurs and support the children in their path to success! 

PRESENTED BY

SOCIAL FEED
TARA NA
@flavoursph

BE THERE OR BE HUNGRY!

Experience Filipno food like never before on Saturday and Sunday, Aug 4-5 for the 1st annual Flavours of the Phillippines. It's going to feature some of the tastiest food creations made by our Fil-Can talented chefs and vendors.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Head over to http://flavoursph.com/vendors/ for more information!

Note: This is a FREE ADMISSION, CASH ONLY event. A donation of $2 is suggested to support Gawad Kalinga

SALO SALO
@flavoursph

Mark your calendars, #FlavoursPH2018 will be happening on THIS AUG 4-5! Be there or be HUNGRY!

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OUR MAJOR SPONSORS

We are so grateful that so many companies see value in this awesome community and events like ours that hope to expand and promote that community to a wider audience.

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

FlavoursPH donors have made an important contribution toward change–change in how we build community as Filipinos in Canada

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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUG 4-5 2018 - 10.00 AM CDT

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