Welcome to Food Connection Manila


May 18, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler

The country’s top food and beverage professionals recently took part in an exclusive one-day trade show, Food Connection Manila, and sampled some of the freshest produce and premium food products from New Zealand.

Hosted by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), the trade show featured award-winning wines from Babich Wine and Brumms Quality Wines, naturally-harvested Greenshell Mussels from Kono, and quality chocolates from Whittaker’s, to name a few.

            “New Zealand products are known for their distinctive taste and quality and this is a great opportunity to showcase them to Filipinos,” said Hernando Banal, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to the Philippines.

New Zealand’s pristine environment, moderate climate, and clean air allow food producers to deliver the highest quality products for business purchasers and consumers alike.

In between food-tasting, participants witnessed Kiwi-Pinoy celebrity chef Leo Fernandez whip up classic Filipino dishes using ingredients renowned from New Zealand such as New Zealand Greenshell Mussel kinilaw, corned beef hash rice croquettes with caldereta sauce, and the chef’s specialty, Leo’s Ultimate Mango Float.

“We know that Filipinos today are looking for convenient food that not only caters to their increasingly busy lifestyle but are also healthy, safe, and delicious. New Zealand products bring to the table these criteria for sustainability and organic production,” added Hernando.


For more information on New Zealand products, please visit online at www.newzealandfood.co, on Facebook at @NZ_Global and @NewZealandFood, and Instagram at @NZ_Global. Official hashtag for Food Connection Manila 2017 is #NZFoodConnection.

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