MCDONALD’S KIDDIE CREW WORKSHOP CULMINATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BIGGEST GRAND GRADUATION IN MANILA

The World Trade Center in Pasay City was a vision in red and white racing stripes as participants of the country’s biggest summer workshop for kids came together for the Manila leg of McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation.

The Grand Graduation was a two-day affair attended by kids around the Metro, who were just some of the proud Kiddie Crew graduates who spent their summer with Kiddie Crew, McDonald’s flagship family program that started since 1992.

With its new and refreshed program this year, the Kiddie Crew participants got to experience new things, make friends, and have fun while learning skills through play-based work. All Kiddie Crew participants went through a fun-filled five-day workshop that gave the kids an opportunity to experience in-store restaurant training and learn time-tested values such as teamwork, hard work, discipline, responsibility, and sharing.

Kiddie Crew participants and their families ended their summer experience with a bang, as they attended the exciting, fun-fueled Grand Prix-themed Grand Graduation. The World Trade Center was transformed into a busy, thrilling race track as kids got to enjoy interactive games and activities such as the Go Kart track, mini-racer Kinect simulations, a toy bazaar, and much more.

Highlights of the Grand Graduation program, which was hosted by Jackie Lou Blanco and Dominic Roque, included the performances by Ronald and the Gang, McDonald Race, and Kiddie Crew’s Anniversary video, and the traditional Kiddie Crew Anthem.

To expand the celebrations of this year’s Kiddie Crew, Grand Graduation ceremonies were also successfully held in key cities around the country such as Pampanga, Batangas, Cavite, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, and Davao.

World Street Food Congress is back in Manila this 2017

Asia’s biggest food celebration, the World Street Food Congress (WSFC)
is back in Manila this 2017. The five-day gastronomic adventure opens on
31 May 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds and will run until 04
June 2017. It is set to be bigger and better, attracting thousands of culinary
experts, hawkers and foodies from across the globe.

Organized by K.F. Seetoh of Makansutra and presented by the Tourism
Promotions Board (TPB), WSFC17 highlights three components: the World
Street Food Dialogue, the World Street Food Jamboree, and the World
Street Food Awards.

The World Street Food Dialogue is the world’s only conference and
network event that serves as a venue for industry players, individuals and
companies to converge, share, ideate, and collaborate on heritage and
street food culture.

Leading the roster of speakers for this program are international food and
travel celebrity, Anthony Bourdain and the creator of the widely read food
and travel blog, Our Awesome Planet and co-founder of Mercato Centrale,
Anton Diaz, as well as the country’s very own food maven, Chef Claude
Tayag.

Also included in the list of speakers is Greg Drescher who is currently the
vice-president of strategic initiatives and industry leadership at The
Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Joining him are Mai Pham, author of
several award-winning cookbooks including The Best of Vietnamese &
Thai Cooking, Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table and Flavours of Asia
and, Malcolm Lee who is the head chef and owner of the first Michelinstarred
Peranakan restaurant, to mention a few.

The two-day World Street Food Dialogue happens on 31 May to 01 June
2017 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The World Street Food Jamboree is a must-see for food aficionados as it
features over 40 different international street food from Germany, Mexico,
USA, Thailand, Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam,
Indonesia, Singapore and of course, the Philippines. Here one can find a
wide array of authentic heritage street-food, meet celebrity chefs, and
watch exciting cooking demos.

Pinoy specialties from six provinces across the country are unearthed with
fun twists and new interpretations. Among those featured is the everfamous
Batchoy from Iloilo, a rare fusion of Kare-kare and Palabok from
the country’s culinary capital, Pampanga, and the mouth-watering pork
monggo from Pres. Duterte’s favorite karinderia in Davao, to name a few.
Must-tries from international hawkers include Sweet Black Vinegar with
Pork Trotter Stew from China, Nasi Lemak from Singapore, Bánh bèo Bích
Liên from Vietnam and Claypot Apom Manis from Malaysia.

The World Street Food Jamboree opens on 31 May to 02 June 2017 at
4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, 03 June 2017 at 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and on 04
June 2017 at 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The event also recognizes individuals who possess characteristics of a
true street food professional including perseverance and the ability to
identify possibilities that nurture the world’s comfort and street culinary
heritage. These individuals are honored at the World Street Food Awards.
Hosted in Manila for the second time since its establishment in 2013,
WSFC17 celebrates and discusses inherent opportunities in global
heritage and street food culture. It continues to attract more global
attention and along with it, the Philippines is also being recognized as one
of the most dynamic and fastest growing gastro countries in Asia.

For more information about WSFC17 visit, www.wsfcongress.com

Robinsons Supermarket’s Route to Wellness Campaign

In time for the back-to-school season, families, especially students, can continue their journey towards healthy living as they discover nutritious and rewarding food choices in “Learn Wellness”, the second promo event in the “Route to Wellness” campaign of Robinsons Supermarket.

Robinsons Supermarket welcomed families to the “Magical World of Wellness” recently at Eastwood Central Plaza. The enchanting set-up was composed of fun wizarding activities from a VTR game, potion-making and a finders-keepers game. Select moms also got a chance to learn and make their own bento-boxes. All games and activities help educate kids and kids-at-heart on the importance of proper nutrition and regular exercise.

From May 1 to June 30, 2017, shoppers will get a PHP 100 OFF coupon for a minimum single receipt purchase of PHP 3,000 at Robinsons Supermarket. Purchases must be inclusive of PHP 500 worth of participating products from Nestle, CDO, Splash, Wyeth, or Purefoods. Loyal shoppers can also earn additional 10 Robinsons Rewards Card points when they buy select Nestle products during this promo.

Robinsons Supermarket’s Route to Wellness campaign banners its commitment to strengthening its “We Love Wellness” advocacy that enables it to provide healthier food options and alternatives to Filipinos.

To stay updated on Robinsons Supermarket’svarious activities and learn more about its “Route to Wellness” campaign, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or visit www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph.

Nestle Breakfast Cereals – Working to make Breakfast Better

Most children in the Philippines are getting less than the recommended intake of whole grains and fiber according to the 8th National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, and the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST). The study, which looked at the whole grain consumption of different Filipino population groups, revealed that only 1 in 20 children consume whole grain. It also showed that, overall, 99% of Filipinos do not consume ≥48g of whole grain per day which is the US whole grain intake recommendation.

In response to these findings, Nestlé Philippines hosted a ‘master class’ event to discuss the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and encourage families to add more whole grain to their daily nutrition for a healthier future. Nestlé staff, nutrition experts, and media explored the nutritious ingredients in KOKO KRUNCH® and prepared their own breakfast cereals.

“The 8th National Nutrition Survey clearly demonstrates the need to increase awareness amongst Filipinos on the importance of eating whole grains. It is alarming that consumption levels in the Philippines are far below recommended levels and that the vast majority of Filipinos are missing out on the benefits associated with whole grains, which include lower body weight and cholesterol levels, as well as reduced risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases,” commented Ma. Adrienne Constantino, Former Supervising Science Research Specialist of Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring Division, FNRI.

“We believe breakfast is more than a good start to your day—it’s the foundation for a better future. We want moms to feel empowered to make informed and healthy choices, so they can provide the best nutrition for their children. We have made this easier by making whole grain the number one ingredient in all Nestlé Breakfast Cereals that are popular with school children and teens,” said Ece Durukan, Nestlé Regional Nutrition and External Affairs Manager for Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

Don’t miss out on the benefits of eating whole grains. Make breakfast better with Nestlé Breakfast Cereals’ wide range of nutritious, tasty, and convenient whole grain cereals. For more information, visit www.nestle-cereals.com/ph

About Cereal Partners Worldwide

Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) is a leading global breakfast cereal company and the maker of Nestlé Breakfast Cereals, including favorites such as KOKO KRUNCH®, HONEY STARS®, and COOKIE CRISP®. With more than 50 brands to suit all ages and lifestyles globally, CPW strives to make breakfast better with nutritious, tasty and convenient food that helps people start their day in the best possible way. Established in 1990, CPW is a long-standing partnership between Nestlé and General Mills, bringing together the world-class capabilities of both companies. Headquartered in Switzerland, CPW has a strong global network with 4,200 employees, 17 factories, four R&D centers and sales teams in more than 130 markets. For more information, visit www.nestle-cereals.com

Century Tuna recipe by Gerald, Matteo, and Paulo

It’s officially summertime! And we can’t think of a better way to get into the groove of things than with the country’s number 1 tuna, Century Tuna, as it presents three “My Recipe to Sexy” dishes from three of the fittest and sexiest actors today, each one with his own distinct handsome looks, unique talents, and personalities!

We all know Century Tuna as the choice of health and fitness buffs, but it is also the favorite of many foodies out there as it’s a great, delicious addition to any dish. So why not have three of the most popular male actors share their favorite, easy-to-prepare and oh-so delicious Century Tuna recipes?

“Like Gerald, Mateo and Paulo, Century Tuna is very versatile,” relates Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Food, Inc. VP & General Manager. ”You can use it in different dishes, allowing you to be creative in creating your own recipe to sexy!”

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition in 2006, and after a string of television appearances, movie roles, and as part of a popular love team, Gerald proved his acting worth in the gritty, acclaimed film On The Job.

Next, there’s Matteo Guidicelli. Following a decorated stint in the fast lane as a karting racer garnering numerous trophies, Matteo entered showbiz in earnest, attending drama and performing arts school in the United States to further hone his craft. On top of that, he also released his first self-titled album in 2016!

And then of course there’s Paulo Avelino. Considered in the industry as “The Prince of Teleseryes”, Paulo has starred in a number of outstanding indie movie releases, among them Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa which earned for him the Best Actor nod from the prestigious Gawad Urian.

So what brings these 3 fit and sexy gentlemen together this scorching summer, you ask? They’re the latest faces – and hot bods – in the Century Tuna’s newest summer TVC, one that spells fun and fitness by way of its “My Recipe to Sexy” campaign! For those who’ve not seen the ad which is now airing on primetime TV, it features the trio as “hot cooks” as they respectively present their favorite recipes to a sexy, healthy bod: Tuna Egg Salad Sandwich ala Matteo; Tuna Pancit Canton ala Paulo; and Tuna Silog ala Gerald. All nutritious, delicious, and most of all easy to prepare!

“Breakfast for me is very important,” Gerald shares. “And I wanted a dish that’s a healthier take on the typical Pinoy breakfast so I came up with this super delicious Tuna Silog. “

“I’m always on the go,” Matteo reveals. “I love having a lean sandwich because it’s easy to prepare. Just like my Tuna Egg Salad Sandwich on wheat bread which is healthy yet very satisfying!”

“Tuna Pancit Canton is the ultimate, yummy comfort food – something you can make in a jiffy!” Paulo declares.

In other words, as summer equals frolic and fun under the sun, it doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself just to stay fit and sexy. Thanks to Century Tuna, which is lean and adaptable, you can easily prepare and enjoy a myriad of irresistible meals. And if you can have these hot cooks as fitsperation, even better!

So…this summer…what’s your recipe to sexy?

Three new exciting flavors from Wilkins Delight

Beverage giant, Coca-Cola, brings innovation to a whole new level with the introduction of the first water – flavored with real fruit juice, in the Philippines – Wilkins Delight!

On April 5, the Company officially introduced the newest addition to the growing water portfolio of the Wilkins Brand. Wilkins Delight is an exciting water brand for young adults and anyone who want more than just water. It is just the right kind of light; made from pure drinking water from your most trusted water brand, Wilkins, and infused with fruit flavors from real fruit.

“Young adults hate boredom. They want their lives to be interesting and colorful.”, said Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Marketing Stephan Czypionka. “[They] want to see new places, meet new people and taste new colorful products that are not only healthy and hydrate, but also entertain their taste buds.”

It’s a colorful, fruity twist that hydrates your body naturally, while at the same time excites your palette and teases your vision with fun light colors of amber – for the Apple infused flavor, pink – for that hint sweet taste of Pomelo flavor, and orange – for that fizzy Orange twist. The hydrating burst of flavors in the new Wilkins Delight will surprise Pinoy millenials to break-free from the monotony by adding color to their routinely lives.

“This is why today we create a new generation of water – a unique fusion of all the natural benefits from your no. 1 trusted water brand Wilkins (Pure) and all the joyful goodness and fun extracted from real fruit– great refreshing taste, amazing colors, and an endless option of interesting flavors from fruits!,” added Czypionka.

Media attendees, Coca-Cola partners and some of your favorite millennials in the local scene who graced the event experienced an afternoon of breaking free from their usual ‘everyday’ routines and get to enjoy tons of fun and colorful activities!

That’s not all as more surprises came with the reveal of the official TVC for Wilkins Delight along with the brand’s new powerful set of ambassadors – Kapamilya’s talented star Matteo Guidicelli and the Philippines’ very own Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa!

“As someone who’s from the beauty pageant industry, I need to take good care of my health and my complexion by drinking safe and pure drinking water. With Wilkins Delight, drinking water gets even more fun as it helps rejuvenate me — keeping my skin healthy. The good thing about Wilkins Delight is that it comes in three exciting fruit flavors. All three variants of Wilkins Delight are delicious, although my personal favorite is the apple flavored one. There’s definitely one for everyone!”, Kylie says.

Matteo also shared how important water is in his every day routine especially with his busy schedule as an artist, and a sports enthusiast —

“As an actor, singer and triathlete, water is always a must for me to help me stay focused, refreshed and energized. Wilkins has always been my no. 1 go to water for hydration. Now, drinking water doesn’t have to be boring because of Wilkins Delight! With the benefits of safe and pure drinking water of Wilkins (Pure) combined with the infused flavor from real fruits, my daily water routine just got more colorful with Wilkins Delight!”, Matteo added.

Wilkins Delight comes in three exciting flavors! Pink Pomelo, Apple and Orange. Each rehydrates the body because of the water, and tickles the tongue because it has real fruit juice. Wilkins Delight is now available in 425ml pack at the suggested retail price (SRP) of P15 in your leading supermarkets, groceries, and convenience stores; and in 250ml pack for an SRP of P10 in your favorite sari-sari stores nationwide.

Add flavor to your water. Add color to your life. Enjoy new Wilkins Delight.

Robinsons Supermarket invites everyone to “Explore Wellness” to reach a healthy lifestyle destination

Those who want to make healthy living their goal this year are in for an adventure as Robinsons Supermarket takes them on an exciting journey, with health and wellness as the ultimate destination.

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The country’s largest healthy retail supermarket chain has launched this year’s “Route to Wellness” campaign by inviting everyone to fasten their seatbelts for a fun-filled wellness journey with “Explore Wellness”, the first of five promo events to look forward to.

At the Eastwood Mall Open Park, media and customers were invited to the “Explore Wellness” event where they sampled products and tried different activities from Unilever, Kojie-San, Selecta, and CDO Premium; and availed of discounted products and freebies from P&G, Coca-Cola, and Belo.

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Customers can get a 3-style bag for free for a minimum single receipt of Php3,000, inclusive of PHP 500.00 worth of participating products from Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Kojie-San, Belo, Nestle, Selecta, CDO Foodsphere, Splash Corporation, Unilab and Cosmetique Asia. The 3-style bag can be used as shoulder bag, backpack and cross bag. It is also available in 5 colors: pink, gray, purple, army green and dark gray. Promo period is from March 1 to April 30, 2017.

The Route to Wellness year-long campaign is a testament to Robinsons Supermarket’s continuous commitment to strengthening its “We Love Wellness” advocacy that enables it to provide healthier food options and alternatives to Filipino families.

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Get ready to live a healthy lifestyle. Avail of a Wellness passport today and take-off on an ultimate journey to health and wellness by taking part in Robinsons Supermarket’s exciting and rewarding promos.

Stay updated on the various activities that Robinsons Supermarket has in store and learn more about its “Route to Wellness” campaign by liking it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or visiting its official website at www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph.

 

Summer Surprise: Shakey’s Introduces the All-New Scallop Primo

Get a refreshing surprise this summer as Shakey’s introduces an all new pizza featuring a main ingredient that has never before been tasted in any Philippine pizza. Ever. Discover the mouth-watering flavor of the Shakey’s Scallop Primo!

This summer, you don’t have to go far to taste the goodness of the sea. You can now enjoy it right at the comfort of your home or your favorite Shakey’s branch thanks to the fresh flavor of the new Scallop Primo pizza.

It is made with the exciting combination of fresh scallops and tasty kani. This latest seafood pizza craze perfectly captures the taste of summer with its combination of succulent scallops, thinly shredded crab sticks, aged cheddar cheese, fresh herbs of basil and parsley, and dash of chili flakes.

“We just can’t wait for everyone to try our very special, limited edition Scallop Primo.” says Ghena Austero, Shakey’s Marketing Manager.

“Scallops have never been included in any pizza variant before because it’s very premium. But with the new Scallop Primo, they can already experience and enjoy the goodness of this refreshing seafood flavor in an affordable price,” Austero added.

Austero notes that “If there are two things Filipinos love to eat, its seafood and pizza. But we wanted to give our customers something new to get excited about and look forward to this summer, so we decided to combine these two with the surprising twist of choosing scallops as the main ingredient.

“The result is one refreshing and unforgettable flavor everyone will surely enjoy,” Austero added.

The Scallop Primo is a welcome surprise treat not just for seafood lovers, and for everyone who’s on the lookout for a new food experience this summer season.

Don’t be left behind. So grab your families and friends to the nearest Shakey’s branch because this must-try summer delight is available from March 1 to May 31 only.

Price starts at Php 294 for a regular thin crust and Php 344 for hand tossed. The Scallop Primo pizza is also available in Great Meal Deals and can be ordered through Dine in, Carry Out and Delivery in all Shakey’s restaurants nationwide.

For more information, go to https://www.shakeyspizza.ph/

Pocket Full of Fun w/ Gardenia

There were moments being on-the-go would be the priority especially if one is running out of time.

Shoot, work and personal errands coming together on deadline and eating is a rush.

Good thing, I can grab the new Gardenia pocket sandwich where I can bring ASAP anytime and anywhere. Sealed and lock into freshness while soft and delicious.

For me, its Peanut Butter while my wife like the Chocolate flavor.

The peanut butter is high in iron, vitamin B1, B2, and A that contributes to normal formation of red blood cells & hemoglobin while it helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates and essential for the function of the eyes.

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The chocolate flavor is not too sweet yet high in Iron and folate which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells & hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 which helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates; it is also a source of Vitamin A which is essential for the function of the eyes.

My kiddo also bought most of my Gardenia stocks during her thesis defense sharing the goodness to her teachers and classmates. When she got home, they are still aiming for more treats as they love it.

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We got to bring Gardenia Pocket Full of Fun Sandwich also during our latest trip going Cebu, enjoyable yet happy to munch it.

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For inquiries, please call them +639209114606 (Smart) or +639228761618 (Sun).

For more information, visit their:

Website: www.gardenia.com.ph
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gardeniaph
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gardeniaph

Suggested Retail Prize is P 15.00 and available in leading supermarkets.

Experience the Third Branch of Book & Borders at Cafe Eastwood

Get the“me”-time you deserve by indulging in delicious drinks and comfort food along with your choice of bookat this charming urban cafe.Having already opened branches in Tuscany, McKinley Hill, Taguig; and Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Book & Borders Cafe is proud to unveil its third cafe in Eastwood City, giving residents, office workers, students and shoppers a new venue to dine and unwind after a tiring day.

Formally opening its doors on Saturday, November 26, 2016, Book & Borders promises great food, awesome drinks, and hours of fun reading. To celebrate this milestone, Book & Borders owner Kristine Simisim, Mary Simisim, Megaworld’s Kevin Tan, General George Ancheta, Benjamin Alves, Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon, Architect Paolo Grijalvoand Harry Morris led the ribbon cutting ceremony.

As guests were invited to check out the bright, cozy space, they were also treated to special dishes that were thoughtfully prepared by the resident chef. Aside from the cafe’s signature drinks such as the Salted Hot Chocolate, Iced Coffee Fudge, and Hazelnut Frappe, guests enjoyed delicious comfort food like the Barbeque Liempo with Rice, Fried Tuyo with KesongPuti Pasta and Seafood Aligue Pasta.

As the guests wined and dined, singer and self-confessed bookworm, Karylle, serenaded the guests with renditions of her favorite songs. Christian Bautista, Carlo Orosa, Keiko Necesario, Gio Levy and Bullet Dumas followed it up with another round of special performances. More than offering a cozy escape to read and study, Book & Borders Eastwood becomes a welcoming space where you can enjoy a quiet meal with friends, family or your special someone. Pass the time, avoid the traffic,and savor the calm and quiet at Book & Borders Eastwood.

Serving all-day breakfast, cakes, rice meals, pasta, sandwiches, your favorite coffees and more, you can find Book &Borders Eastwood at the ground floor of Olympic Heights Condominium in Eastwood City, Libis. For more information, follow Book & Borders on Instagram @bookandborderscafe, or call (0932) 871 5560 and (02) 584 2465.