Food Business Seminar Series Shall Troop to the City of Golden Friendship


by Homer Nievera |

DINE Philippines Food Business Seminar Series shall troop to the City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan De Oro, on September 26, 2014 at the Grand Caprice, Limketkai.  The seminar has already visited Davao, Zamboanga and SOCCSKSARGEN and will progress to Pampanga, Legazpi, Leyte, Baguio, Laguna, Bacolod and Iloilo. “The Mindanao stopovers of the DINE Philippines tour is crucial for the country’s competitive positioning in ASEAN integration starting next year. Cagayan De Oro is the key city that serves as gateway to other major growth areas in food and agricultural tourism, such as Iligan, Bukidnon and Camiguin.  Further, progress in hospitality and food service is very evident in the city”, according to Courage Asia’s President, Adolfo Aran, Jr.  This food business seminar is open to all hospitality value chain members, such as restaurant and hotel owners, executives, academicians, hospitality consultants, tour guide operators, etc.

Participants of the seminar shall learn from industry experts as they share their insights on Filipino Competitiveness Amidst the ASEAN Integration. The roster of speakers includes food writer, educator and President of Courage Asia, Adolfo Aran, Jr, who will discuss What’s Hot and What’s Not: Trends in the Foodservice Industry.  Marketing and operations expert Dan Francisco of Cuptails will share his Lessons and Best Practices in Starting a Food Business.  Chef Robby Goco of Green Pastures and Cyma will be talking about Sustainability in Menu Development. Serial digital marketer Homer Nievera of and will give his advice for Online Strategies for your Food Business.  Last but not leaset is Mindanao advocate, brand architect and strategist Amor Maclang of GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications who shall explain the Five Rules in Local Branding.

The seminar series is endorsed by The Department of Tourism and supported by the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP).  The event is also supported by Nestle Professional, Nescafe Alegria, Nestea Houseblend, NVIRO Paint, and media sponsors BusinessWorld,, F&B World, Interaksyon Lifestyle,, and

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About DINE Philippines:

DINE PHILIPPINES, reaching out to more than 5,000 food service and hospitality industry stakeholders and academic community since its inception in 2010, is the ultimate source of best practices and key trends happening in the industry today. With the support of culinary schools, industry associations and top media partners, the seminar series has gathered some of the local industry’s management experts and culinary artists.

About Courage Asia:

COURAGE ASIA, a management consulting firm for the foodservice industry, is the seminar series producer behind DINE Philippines, a restaurant management seminar series, since 2010. Now on its 12th year of service, we provide consultancy services, hospitality training, foodservice events and other learning sessions, in various formats, all over the country.
Contact Hazel Laigo-Aldaba, Project Manager:; 0917 887 4293 / 0919 999 4293