Grand Taste Test


Thirty dishes. Ten master chefs. One event to shake up the cooking world.

In line with this year’s Next Big Food Entrepreneur, Mercato Centrale brings you THE GRAND TASTE TEST – an exciting gathering of aspiring chefs, culinary enthusiasts, and the freshest food ideas of the future.

Thirty mouth-watering dishes from our talented contestants will be yours for the indulging. This time, don’t just be a spectator. On November 4 at Mercato Centrale BGC, 25th street corner 7th avenue, be part of food history and decide who takes the cake (or adobo? Your palates would be surprised).

From 6PM-9PM, cast your ballot for your top 3, and help your favorite chefs and dishes move on to the next part of the NBFE competition.

You don’t have to be a food critic to know a good meal. From artisanal touches oncomfort food, and twists to traditional plates, to innovative fusion grub, and artistic treats that look as sweet as they taste – who do you want to see make waves in the gastronomic scene?

For a door price of P150 per head, the choice is yours.

Our top 10 contenders will get to enjoy:

  • Eligibility for The Real Market Experience and Design Workshops

And the Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • PHP100,000 start-up capital
  • (6) months rent-free stay at Mercato markets
  • Mentoring sessions with RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz
  • PHP10,000 worth of McCormick products
  • (3) Test Kitchen Sessions with McCormick Culinary Council
  • 10% discount for (6) months in all purchases via McCormick Online store
  • (3) hours use of the A SPACE_Kitchen
  • Globe MyBusiness community feature and DigiAds
  • (1) session of product styling and photoshoot sponsored by Globe MyBusiness
  • (6) months worth of Zomato commercials

RSVP now and witness this once-in-a-lifetime event of food dreams turned reality.

Reserve your slot at https://tinyurl.com/GrandTasteTest or text 09209453471.