DELEGATES and attendees of the third Madrid Fusión Manila witnessed world-renowned chefs present and define the future of food and sustainable cuisines in the 21st century.
Exploring the cultural influences of the country, Madrid Fusión Manila is back in the Philippines for the third time, bringing in award-winning and Michelin-starred chefs from across the world.
With this year’s theme “Towards a Sustainable Gastronomic Planet”, 19 multitalented chefs showcased culinary innovations and cutting-edge techniques in creating exquisite cuisines while introducing sustainability in the culinary industry.
Among the chefs who came from Spain were Josean Alija, Rodrigo de la Calle, Kiko Moya, Paco Perez, Pedro Subijana, Jordi Roca and Alejandra Rivas Gomez. Other European counterparts who were featured in the three-day event were Gert de Mangeleer, Magnus Ek, Tatiana and Katia Levha, among others. Filipino kitchen chefs also took part in the gastronomic event.
People with the love for food, the passion for cooking and extremely talented individuals gathered in one venue to celebrate another year of gastronomic experience. The past two years have truly been an incredible journey for the global food industry, where chefs from different parts of the world came together as they shared knowledge about food.
Madrid Fusión Manila 2017 was composed of these three components: the International Gastronomy Congress, where award-winning chefs shared their views and techniques in cooking; the International Gastronomy Expo, which featured the finest food products and gourmet food, ingredients and technologies from Asia and Spain; and the launch of Flavors of the Philippines, a monthlong food festival across the country featuring the finest delicacies from every region.
“Today food forecasts for 2017 have predicted the Philippines as the place where the next big food trend will start, and many articles have been written worldwide about how the food scene in the country is heating up,” said Tourism Director Verna Covar-Buensuceso at Madrid Fusión 2017 at Palacio Municipal de Congresos, Madrid.
With Madrid Fusión Manila’s third installment, the Philippines’s culinary industry has further expanded and grown, as it serves to challenge the country’s aspiring chefs to bring out the best in their crafts and make every corner of the archipelago a melting pot of sorts for culinary excellence.
Congratulations to the organizers of the third Madrid Fusión Manila!