Dine Philippines 2015 The Food Business and Tourism Caravan Goes to Calabarzon




Join us as we embark on a gastronomic food business journey! Gathering some of the latest culinary innovations in various regions all over the country, we bring some of the best food finds, both curated by discriminating and levelling up culinarians and by our new generation of farmers and producers. His food business and tourism caravan presents opportunities by learning, profitable endeavors and for nationalistic appreciation of the Filipino cuisine and of the Filipino ingenuity. Together, let’s explore our country’s agricultural and culinary gems in the country’s first and only DINE Philippines caravan.
1. Dine Marketplace
Time: 8:30AM-5:30PM

An event to enable local and national suppliers to showcase their products and services. He exhibit will also be open to students with on-going projects or thesis.

Participating Establishments:

  • Del Monte
  • Nutri Asia
  • Puzzle Mansion Bed & Breakfast
  • Chef Mau Restaurant a& Catering Services
  • Czyrah’s Pizza
  • Provincial Tourism Office of Cavite
  • Kalye Luntian(Alfonso, Cavite)
  • Casa San Pablo
  • Spread Organic Agriculture in the Philippines
  • Philippine Coffee Board

2. Flavors of CALABARZON

Time 8:30AM-5:30PM

A DINE and taste event that allows restaurants found within te region to present a reengineered and reimagined dish for sampling

3. Outstanding Dine Destinations

Recognizing the best of Region’s innovations in the culinary and hospitality industries.

Be the next DINE superstar in CALABARZON!

DINE Philippines wants to recognize you for your innovation and game-changing food business.


You must be a restaurant within the CALABARZON Region(Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), and operating at least for 1 month and not more than 1 year(from July  2014- June 1, 2015)
Offers a unique gastronomic experience for its customers or a new dining concept.
Has shown a significant success through a consistent following, or generated strong buzz in social media.
If you think your business establishment has what it takes to be the next top food destination of CALABARZON, or you have encountered one, nominate now!

Nominate by submitting the following information to dinedestinations@gmail.com

  • Name of Establishment
  • Date of Start of Operations
  • Business Address
  • Pictures from the establishment (food, venue, location)
  • Website of establishment or social media page
  • (FB, Titter, IG, etc.)
  • Email and contact number
  • Contact Person/ Position

Nominations/Applications are accepted from July 6 to 14, 2015.

Online voting will be from July 15-21, 2015.

Visit our Facebook Event Page “Courage Asia: for the on-line poll during the said period.

The next restaurant superstar will be recognized during the program of the DINE seminar series on July 22, 2015. 5:30PM

4. Resto Week in CALABARZON

Savor some of the exciting innovations in the culinary scene in Calabarzon by taking advantage of the special deals for you. These deals are offered from July 22- July 30, 2015.

5. Dine Seminar

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AN MERCADO-ALCANTARA President, San Pablo City Tourism Council

An Mercado-Alcantara is a writer, clay artisan, innkeeper, and foodie. Together with her husband, Boots Alcantara, they run a bed and breakfast called Casa San Pablo in San Pablo City, Laguna, where they run creativity workshops, as well as native cooking tous. “It is our mission to tell stories about our hometown- through our food, our crafts, our heritage,” An explains. Her native cooking tours highlight coconut and lake fish influences on their local cuisine. She is also a president of the San Pablo City’s Culture, History, Arts and Tourism Council.

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MARCO LOBREGAT Business Development Strategist

Marco Lobregat is a Food and Tourism Advocate and a Business Development Strategist. He is a Senior Strategist at Geiser MAclang Communication, Inc. Some notable programs he drives include the Mahalin PAgkaing Atin local ood movement and the Spark Samar Campaign for Region 8. And He is the spirit behind Ministry of Mushrooms.


JOPET PEDROSO Premier Workshop Facilitator

Jopet Pedroso’s training roots started in F&B.

His career started in SHakey’s where he rose from staff to Supervisor to Trainer to Training Manager to Head for Corporate Engineering. He left the Restaurant Leadership Training Seminars for direct Selling companies.

In 2003, he came back to F&B Service Taining as a free-lance trainer. Some of his happy clients are Cibo Italian Café, Italianni’s and the whole Bistro Americano Group [TGIFriday’s, Outback, Fish & Co.]. The former Mandarin Oriental Manila, Pizza Hut Bistro, Shakey’s, Racks, Mamou Home Kitchen.


IGE RAMOS Award-winning Book Designer

Ige Ramos wears many hats: he is an award-winning book designer, food writer, and visual artist. He is also a fearless traveler and loves to cook for his partner. He is currently the edtor-in-chief of Rustan’s Supermarket Sansrival. Magalogue and for the past 10 years, he has been collecting recipes and documenting the culinary traditions of his beloved province, Cavite.

Seminar Investment Fee

Regular and Walk-In Rate- P750
Academic Rate- P500
Group Rate – 10 + 1
This fee will give you access to all speakers’ lectures, snacks, conference kit, speaker’s online hand outs and an e-Certificate of Participation.

1: 30 PM – Invocation, National Anthem, House Rules & Welcome Remarks

1: 45 PM- IGER RAMOS, CALABARZON’s Local Produce and Its Origins

2:15 PM- AN MERCADO-ALCANTARA, The Adventures of Food Tourism

3:30PM MARCO LOBREGAT, Farm to Table: Best Practices on Sustainability

4:15 PM JOPET PEDROSO, Business Team Goal Clarity Creates Higher Profits (And Happy Customers Too)

5:00 Panel Discussion


Register Now.