The Philippine Embassy in Spain Spearheaded Study Tour for Filipino Restaurant Owners, Chefs and Hotel and Restaurant Workers to Salon Gourmets, Europe’s Biggest Gastronomy Fair

Consul General Mark Francis P. Hamoy of Philippine Embassy together with Embassy personnel, Filipino restaurant owners, chefs and hotel and restaurant workers were welcomed by Ms. Sandra Davies, International Sales Director of Salón Gourmets international food fair

As a side activity to the Philippine Food month, the Philippine Embassy in Spain spearheaded a study tour to Salon Gourmets International Food Fair in the expansive IFEMA complex (Institución Ferial de Madrid) on 24 April 2024, together with Filipino restaurant owners, chefs, bartender and other hotel and restaurant workers.

The objective of this program is to encourage our very own members of the Filipino community in Madrid to upskill and hone their talents in other aspects of gastronomy and culinary practice at the international setting. This will be very useful for those who are interested in not only catering to kababayans but to those who wish to explore expanding their businesses or culinary careers in the future.

There were almost twenty who signed up to participate and the Embassy is hopeful that many more will heed to its call for interested Filipinos to join future activities and programs.

The Philippine Embassy thanked the Filipino participants and Salon Gourmet organizers, who welcomed the Filipino group and gave a comprehensive backgrounder on the largest European event for delicatessen products.

Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier welcomed the participants during a pre-study tour orientation talk at the Philippine Embassy´s Sentro Rizal
Filipino participants joined during the one of the gastronomy presentations at Salon Gourmets
One of the alleys of the 65,000 sqm. IFEMA complex with 2,000 exhibitors for this year´s edition