No less than Senators Imee Marcos, Mark Villar, Koko Pimentel, and former Manila Mayor Isko Moreno showed support for the March 2 opening of Bakery Fair 2023 at the World Trade Center in Pasay.
Leaders of various Asian and Asean bakery associations and business leaders also attended Bakery Fair 2023.
The bakery industry event for all baking, pastries and food enthusiasts will run until March 4 and is open from 10 a.m. to 7pm.
Bakery Fair 2023 has 136 exhibitors covering 10,000 square meters or one hectare of the World Trade Center. The event also features many educational technical seminars by different top bakery industry-related companies, bakers, chefs and experts.
“Bakery Fair” is the biennial civic project of the FCBAI to promote and uplift the Philippines bakery industry and support socio-economic development.
This is the comeback of the Bakery Fair after four years due to the global pandemic. It also signals the revival of the Philippine baking industry despite inflation and other challenges.
One of the exciting events of Bakery Fair 2023 was the “FCBAI Bakers Cup Wedding Cake Competition 2023”, which showcased exciting and awesome wedding cake creations of “Kasalang Pinoy” theme. Bakers showed off their skills in creating cakes made of fondant, royal icing, gum paste and many more. The opening day also saw the announcement of winner.
Another important event in Bakery Fair 2023 is “Angel Cup 2023”. The Angel Cup-Bread Display Competition highlights the making of Bread Showpiece, Artisan Bread, Healthy Bread and Sweet Dough with dough filling.
FCBAI is part of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), the umbrella business and civic organization of 170 Filipino Chinese chambers of commerce and trade organizations from Aparri to Tawi Tawi. History records showed that Chinese migrants were the earliest bakers in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era, bringing also flour here.
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