DOT FIL-AM CHEFS FOOD TRIP PROJECT ’19 | Iloilo-Bacolod Leg

Las Islas Travel and Tours™ is grateful to have been the Western Visayas ground handler of the Department of Tourism’s FIL-AM Chefs Food Trip Project in Bacolod and Iloilo!

As part of its relentless efforts to position the Philippines in the world gastronomic scene, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has tapped three of the most celebrated US-based Filipino-American chefs to discover their food roots in the country for a three-week-long culinary smorgasbord experience.

The “Chefs’ Food Trip Project” aims to heat up the country’s profile as a culinary destination in the world by tapping into the Philippines’ stable source of gastronomic geniuses starting off with the fast-rising Filipino chefs in the US.

Invited US-based Fil-Am chefs include 2019 James Beard Awards’ Best Chef for the Mid-Atlantic, Tom Cunanan of the famed Washington, DC’s Bad Saint; Charles Olalia, owner and manager of Ma’am Sir, one of GQ’s Magazine’s Best New Restaurants in America for 2019; and chef Grant “Lanai” Tabura, host of food show Cooking Hawaiian Style and winner of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race.

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