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July 15, 2017

Announcing...Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: "Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!" (Applications Now Open)

July 15, 2017

Announcing...Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: "Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!" (Applications Now Open)





We are finally ready to announce the most exciting tasting event that most food lovers, connoisseurs, and food startup entrepreneurs in Manila are waiting for this 2017!

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Our Awesome Planet and FOODEE Global Concepts, in partnership with San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, present the celebrated food tasting event... 

2017 Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: "Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!"

πŸ“… September 2-3, 2017 Saturday and Sunday
πŸ•™ 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 pm
πŸ“Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Malls

The brainchild of food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and now on its 15th staging over a span of 8 years, Ultimate Taste Test 2017 is the second UTT event at Glorietta Activity Center.

 

I. What's new with the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition?

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βœ”οΈ 1. FOODEE INVESTMENT. The Overall Champion of Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition will receive Financial Investment & Business Support from Foodee Global Concepts worth up to PHP5 Million to launch a guaranteed food stall, kiosk, or restaurant in an Ayala Establishment

About Foodee Global Concepts

Foodee Global Concepts has now grown into a food empire. It has become the number one multi-faceted food operator in the Philippines thanks to a careful selection of restaurant concepts (like Mesa, Todd English Food Hall, Tim Ho Wan, Pound Burgers, Hook, and FOO'D By Davide Oldani) that will stand the test of time and the ever-adapting Filipino palate.

When Rikki and Beng Dee started, they had a simple dream as two 19-year olds: to feed their newborn son as they were both still studying. Rikki sold his car and put up Chin Chin on Pasay Road where they specialized in Chinese food--with Rikki waiting on tables and Beng doing the cashier's work. Chin Chin was their pet name for their son Eric Thomas. Their bestseller, fish head noodle soup, was well-loved by a then unknown Henry Sy, Sr. He would frequently call up their restaurant after a long day at work and ask to keep it open so he could eat.

One day in 1987, Eric recounts, Henry Sy, Sr. tells his father Rikki, "You are a great guy, hardworking. I am opening a mall and I want you to be a tenant." The mall that opened 30 years ago was SM North EDSA. The rest is history.

 

βœ”οΈ 2. TWO-DAY FESTIVAL. This much-anticipated annual food trip will be a two-day food festival composed of...

Ultimate Taste Test (Sept. 2, Saturday 11.00 am to 5.00pm)
Enables 1,000 food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors from over 30+ home-based or startup food businesses and new food discoveries in Manila. The winner is hailed as the UTT Foodies Choice!

UTT Popup Food Hall (Sept. 2, Saturday 5.00pm to Sept. 3, Sunday 5.00pm)
Ignites the passion and creativity of 30+ Food Entrepreneurs to battle in a live Pop-up Food Hall at the center of Glorietta Mall. The top seller is hailed as the UTT Best Selling Food Stall!

A panel of judges from Our Awesome Planet, FOODEE Global Concepts, and Ayala Malls will determine the overall UTT Champion!

 

βœ”οΈ 3. UTT VIDEO SERIES. The Ultimate Taste Test experience will be published in an Our Awesome Planet Originals Video Series featuring the entire journey from auditions, to the taste test event, and until the food stall, kiosk, or restaurant is launched. 

 

πŸ“ Apply Now! Startup Food Entrepreneur 2017 UTT Online Applications are now open!

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now! 2017 UTT Pro Tickets for September 2, Saturday.

πŸ“© For more info, please email to admin@ultimatetastetest.com or call Rache +63 917 531-8949.


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II. What Foodies Can Expect in Ultimate Taste Test 2017

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β€’ The latest and biggest food discoveries of at least 30+ suppliers, just in time for the BER Season!

β€’ Experience being a Food Critic for a day as you rate the best home-based and start-up food entrepreneurs in the country today!

β€’ Enjoy the tasting event with Food and Beer pairing from San Miguel Lifestyle Brews (San Miguel Super DryPremium All-Malt, or Cerveza Negra)

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now! 2017 UTT Pro Tickets for September 2, Saturday.

 

III. What Startup Food Entrepreneurs Can Expect in Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition

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β€’ No Registration Fee for Home-Based Food Vendors or Startup Food Entrepreneurs--but you need to provide bite-sized taste portions of your latest products (enough for 1,000 foodies) on Saturday 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

β€’ No Rental Fee to sell for Home-Based Food Vendors or Startup Food Entrepreneurs--but you need to sell your products on Saturday 5.00 pm to Sunday 5.00 pm with a profit-sharing setup with the organizers.

β€’ Our Awesome Planet Feature. If your product is really good, it would go viral and spread throughout the foodie and food blogging community. The top food suppliers who achieve the average rating of 3.8 and above will be featured in Our Awesome Planet by October!

β€’ Foodee Investment. The overall champion will get a business investment from Foodee Global Concepts worth Php 5 Million.

β€’ Priority Access to Ayala Malls. The top winners will get priority direct access from Ayala Mall establishments.

 

πŸ“ Apply Now! Startup Food Entrepreneur 2017 UTT Online Applications are now open!

πŸ“© For more info, please email to admin@ultimatetastetest.com or call Rache +63 917 531-8949.

 

IV. About the Ultimate Taste Test Series

Ultimate Taste Test is a gathering of different food entrepreneur startups who give a free taste of their latest goodies that are already in the markethave just been launched, or will soon be launched.

The atmosphere is festive and everybody has a good time giving in to all kinds of gustatory delights. Visitors get to rate the food prepared on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.

The top participants who get the highest ratings get to be featured in the food blog siteOur Awesome Planet, which will help boost their popularity and sales even more. 

Related Blog Post: Ultimate Taste Test 2016: And the Winners are...

Congratulations again to the Top 3 Winners of Ultimate Taste Test 2016:  

1. BADACO (UTT Winner Rating = 4.37)

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You'll really taste the difference of the fresh cow's milk from the Batangas Milk producers cooperative. I love that it's non-UHT, 100% natural, pasteurized, and supports the local dairy community. Our kids love their Chocolate Milk.

They are already supplying to different institutions and are starting with retail distribution in Manila soon. Congratulations, BADACO! 

About BADACO

BADACO Milk and Chocolate Milk products are non-UHT, 100% natural, and pasteurized. Non-UHT retains all the natural vitamins and minerals--an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, and riboflavin.

In 1990, 16 cooperators contributed an initial capital of Php75,000, thus, BATANGAS DAIRY AND MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE was registered. Founding members were JOSE VICENTE T. TARNATE, JOSE ALILLO, REYNALDO GALANG, NARCISO BACULO, & RAYMOND KATIGBAK, and they started in their own backyards & farm. To date, only Jose Vicente Tarnate owns a dairy farm.

On the onset of 1997, BADACO purchased from members, pooled, and fully operated under a communal system. Continued infusion of stocks was done observing good husbandry practices such as selection based on milk production, reproduction, growth, lactation performance, breed choice, and acclimatization. Farm I accommodates over 500 heads of mixed ages maintaining more than 250 imported cattle in milking status.

BADACO established Farm II in Malvar, Batangas in 2009, installed with world-class milking parlor and equipment, developed 74 hectares of pasture enough to accommodate 500 heads of dairy cattle and at least 200 cows in the milk line. BADACO produces 4,000 liters per day. 

Ultimate Taste Test Rating: 4.37 

5- "Awesome! I would recommend it!" - 184 foodies 
4- "I love it!" - 112 foodies
3- "We had a good time." - 41 foodies
2- "It is OK" - 6 foodies
1 - "Thanks, but it could be better." - 1 foodies

Total of 344 foodie respondents

 

BADACO (Batangas Dairy and Multi Purpose Cooperative)
Office: San Lorenzo Subd., Lipa City
Farm: GMC III Barangay Inosloban, Lipa City
Plant: Barangay San Pioquinto, Malvar, Batangas
Chairman: Jose Vicente T. Tarnate  
Email: jvttarnate44@gmail.com melzom18@gmail.com
Telephone: +63 43 981-0191

 

2. Sigs Smokehouse (UTT Winner Rating = 4.18)

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Foodies queued up for their 12-hour slow-cooked Beef Brisket during the UTT event and rewarded them with the Overall Winner title for the Main Dish category!  Congrats! Be sure to visit them in the Maginhawa area!

About Sigs Smokehouse

We offer Texas-style barbecue meats like the Beef Brisket, smoked for up to 12 hours using oak wood chips from the US.

No shortcuts, only authentic Texas-style barbecue. We use USDA beef or local wagyu. Our chef developed our Franklin-inspired recipe for 5 years.

Cooked low and slow for up to 12 hours, our tender and juicy meat proudly shows a prominent smoke ring. 

Ultimate Taste Test Rating: 4.18 

5- "Awesome! I would recommend it!" - 188 foodies 
4- "I love it!" - 147 foodies
3- "We had a good time." - 67 foodies
2- "It is OK" - 17 foodies
1 - "Thanks, but it could be better." - 3 foodies

Total of 422 foodie respondents 

 

SIGS SMOKEHOUSE
143 Maginhawa st, Sikatuna Village QC
Telephone: +63 908 817-8725
Email: tito_oria_jr@yahoo.com
Website: sigssmokehouse.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SigsSmokehouse/

  

3. Don Bao (UTT Winner Rating = 4.17)

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I love Don Bao's Crazy Bao with kani, savory eel sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, and crunchy tempura flakes. A complete meal in one bao!

Congratulations to Don Bao for claiming the Top 3 spot in Ultimate Taste Test 2016! Visit them in Brixton Street, Brgy. Kapitolyo.

About Don Bao

Although baos have been slowly making an appearance in the Philippine food scene, we believe that we are the first restaurant in the Philippines to specialize in baos. Two things set us apart from the rest--the variety of bao choices that we offer and the flavors of our baos as they are primarily centered on Japanese cuisine. We at Don Bao try to achieve the balance between tradition and modernization through our food. As our name suggests, we specialize in two things--donburis and baos.

The dons are more on the traditional side as we want to offer our customers dishes they have been accustomed to in order to maintain Japanese roots.

The baos on the other hand are more innovative. It is in our baos that we dared to break tradition and think of creative ways to serve baos while focusing on using Japanese ingredients.

Ultimate Taste Test Rating: 4.17 

5- "Awesome! I would recommend it!" - 207 foodies 
4- "I love it!" - 127 foodies
3- "We had a good time." - 66 foodies
2- "It is OK" - 24 foodies
1 - "Thanks, but it could be better." - 6 foodies

Total of 430 foodie respondents

 

DON BAO
Unit 1 Brixton Victoria Plaza, #1 Brixton Street, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Mobile: +63 998 863-8671
Email: donbao.ph@gmail.com
Contact: Larrissa Ong, General Manager
Mobile: +63 988 863-8671
Instagram: @donbao.ph
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donbao.ph/

 

V. Block off your schedule now--UTT 2017 on Sept. 2-3, 2017, Saturday and Sunday!

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Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017

2017 Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: "Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!"

πŸ“… September 2-3, 2017 Saturday and Sunday
πŸ•™ 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 pm
πŸ“Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Malls

Ultimate Taste Test Fee on Sept. 2, SaturdayP550/head inclusive of...

βœ”οΈ Food Taste Portions from 30+ Home-Based Food Vendors & Startup Food Entrepreneurs

βœ”οΈ A bottle of San Miguel Super Dry, Premium All-Malt or Cerveza Negra
(For foodies 18 years old and above only)

βœ”οΈ Food Critic Ballot for voting your favorite food discoveries. (Limited to 1,000 ballots only)

 

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now! 2017 UTT Pro Tickets for September 2, Saturday.

 

Live an Awesome Life,

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Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com  

Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is the Founder of the Ultimate Taste Test series. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. 

P.S. Don't forget: Maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold. Buy your tickets as soon as they're available! :) We are announcing the event early so that you can block-off your calendar. 

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now! 2017 UTT Pro Tickets for September 2, Saturday.

P.P.S. We are looking for vendors, sponsors, and beneficiary for the event. Please call/text Rache directly at 0917 -531 8949, or email her at rachediaz@gmail.com.

P.P.P.S. For home-based food suppliers or start-up food entrepreneurs, this is the ULTIMATE event for you! It can immediately introduce you to the wonderful world of foodies in Manila this coming Christmas season 2017. :) Join now! 

πŸ“  Apply Now! Startup Food Entrepreneur 2017 UTT Online Applications are now open!


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