McCormick: A Festival for Fans of Tex-Mex, Filipino, and Off-the-Grill Flavors

Meal recipe mixes are having their moment. And the McCormick Flavor Nation Festival last May 28 from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday at the BGC Amphitheater is a good place to start, an annual food festival where aficionados and homemakers immerse themselves into a fun, friendly setting with great  food, music, and moments that capture the essence of McCormick’s meal recipe mixes.

Coming off last year’s success, the Flavor Nation Festival features Black Sheep’s Patrick Go, Locavore’s Mikel Zaguirre, Tipple and Slaw’s Francis Lim, and Privatus’ AJ Reyes, four of the best chefs in the business, who all created signature dishes using McCormick’s meal recipe mixes and seasoning blends as the base. Chef Patrick, for example, has whipped up an inspiring Sloppy Joe Bao using Chili Con Mix. The best part? Guests get to watch the chefs do the live cooking demo to show how easy it is to be replicated at home. Guests learned how to recreate chef Francis’ Curry Fried Chicken, chef AJ’s Cajun Shrimp and Corn, chef Mikel’s Kare-kare with Bagoong Glaze, and chef Patrick’s Sloppy Joe Bao.

Chef Aj Reyes’s Cajun Shrimp and Corn

Chef Francis Lim’s Curry Fried Chicken with Coconut Gravy
Chef Patrick Go’s Sloppy Joe

Flavor Nation Festival will also be home to a curated selection of concessionaires (think: Wagyu beef from Primo Wagyu, flavorful pop from Ice Pops MNL, and good-for-you burgers from Down to Earth) to complement the mix of a delicious food culture and innovation being cultivated in the event—not to mention the cheerful melodies of Tandems ’91 and Jensen and the Flips.

The event is co-presented by F&B Report.