11 September 2018 MANILA – September 4 marked another Culinaire edition in the calendar of SMX Convention Center. The exclusive event is one of the signature events of SMX Convention Center where long-time and new clients gather in one venue to taste and savor the food creations of the 15 caterers. This year was inspired by a County Fair theme complete with “Southern” flavor and flair.

BBQ Beef with Root Beer BBQ Sauce served with Avocado Salsa and Fried Onions
Buffet Set Up
Crispy Fried Prawn Ball_BEST APPETIZER; 10-hour Mashtini; Macaron Ice Cream
CULINAIRE 2018: Best County Fair Set Up
The new addition to the accredited list of caterers, The Creamery, won Best Set up and Best Main Course. Bizu Catering Studio won Best Dessert while Juan Carlo the Caterer took home the special award for Best Pie. Every year, awards are given to caterers who meet the criteria for Best Set up, Best Dessert and Best Main Course. The other caterers who also participated were Conrad Manila, Albergus Catering, Wedding Catering by Hizon’s, Josiah’s Catering, EventShaker MobileBar, LJC Restaurant Group, Manila Catering, Tamayo’s Catering, Tjioe the Caterer, Via Mare, M Catering & Fine Foods and Kitchen City Catering Philippines.

Aside from the food tasting, Mr. Walid Wafik, VP-General Manager mentioned some highlights of the event during his welcome remarks. SMX Convention Center will launch and support sustainable environmental, social and governance projects this year by adopting a day care center in Barangay Baclaran. Also, late 2019, a 2nd stand-alone convention facility will rise in Clark, Pampanga, making it the 8th property of the SMX Convention Center group.

The over-all experience matches the flavors from all 15 caterers who showcased their menu and best set up to the delight of the guests. And it’s not only the tummies of close to 700 guests which were filled with delectable food that night but some very lucky guests also won gift certificates raffled off by partner hotels– Conrad Manila, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Radisson Blu Cebu, Taal Vista Hotel and Pico Sands Hotel. Pouch Nation and Pose360’ added more appeal and excitement to the event as partners, with the tap ID system for registration and casting of votes and the 360’ photo booth respectively.  Nvance Marketing provided the video and photography.

Who wouldn’t enjoy Culinaire night at SMX Convention Center? It has always been one of the most #aweSM SMeXperiences every year.

SMX Convention Center is the premier venue for meetings and events in the country. Under the flagship of SMX Manila are SMX Aura, SMX Bacolod, SMX Davao and two Trade Halls namely, Megatrade Hall, Cebu Trade Hall and Sky Hall Seaside Cebu. For more information, please visit www.smxconventioncenter.com