fifteenth Philippine Food Expo returns


The Philippine Food Expo 2023, the country’s only All-Filipino Food Show, makes a much-awaited comeback this yr with larger and more diverse exhibitors.

Set on April 28-30 on the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the biennial event is organized by the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization (Philfoodex) Inc., which can gather over 300 micro, small, medium, and exporters involved in food manufacturing, growing, export, equipment, packaging, ingredients, additives, and allied services and industries.

15th Philippine Food Expo 2023
fifteenth Philippine Food Expo 2023

Also participating are handling, labeling and processing equipment, kitchen fittings and accessories, refrigeration showcase, silverware and glassware, bar coding, distribution management, food safety and hygiene, and test and instrumentation corporations.

“As before, exhibitors are putting their best foot, and best food, forward, as we attempt to regain our global competitiveness within the post-pandemic era by providing a one-stop shop and enabling platform for buyers, sellers and other stakeholders within the food industry,” Philfoodex president Ruben See enthuses.

Export-quality mango products
Export-quality mango products

He noted that latest home-grown medium and small enterprises born out through the pandemic, may also exhibit for the primary time to expand their market reach.

“The demand for brand spanking new food products and technologies in Southeast Asia has increased exponentially, which local manufacturers must give you the chance to satisfy. Consistent with this, we’re understanding measures to enhance our exports and manufacturing sector by partnering with our Asean countries for the regular supply of raw materials,” added See, who also owns leading banana chips producer See’s International Food Manufacturing Corp.

The Philippine Food Expo 2023
The Philippine Food Expo 2023

A series of seminars on investment and food security may also be held throughout the event to assist medium, small and micro enterprises improve their product, and optimize business opportunities.

The Department of Agriculture supports the event together with Filipino Food Month, an annual celebration of the country’s culinary traditions and treasures.

Spicing up the Expo is the Culinary Challenge which can showcase the talents of scholars and college within the categories of food styling and photography, Philippine regional table setting, Kitchen Masters, PINASarap breakfast, healthy pasta, modern Filipino dessert, and mystery ingredients.

Endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education and with the University of Santo Tomas as an official partner school, the perimeter event is a crucial input in enhancing the competencies of future frontliners within the food service and tourism industries. Community members on the barangay level are involved through the special category: Mother’s Specialty Dish.

It can also feature the Young Farmers Challenge Program, which engages young farmers and fisherfolk within the national thrust for food security and agricultural modernization.

Philippine Food Expo is backed by the Department of Trade and Industry, UnionBank of the Philippines, Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce within the Philippines, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines Inc., Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Hotel and Restaurant Chefs’ Association of the Philippines, and the Food Caterers Association of the Philippines.

World-class Philippine food brands
World-class Philippine food brands

It also partners with Centrex Corp., Gomeco Group of Firms, Everest Appliances, BCS Systems and Technologies Inc., and Blue Silver.

Media partners are the Inquirer Group of Firms, Philippine Every day Inquirer,, Inquirer Mobile, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, Chinese Industrial News, Net 25, Digiboards, Inc.,, Take Off Philippines, Eat Well ‘Pinas, and Village Pipol Magazine.

For details, visit, follow its Facebook page, search hashtags #philippinefoodexpo #philfoodexpo2023 on social media, or contact event manager Cut Unlimited at 0922-8478304 or [email protected].

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