Filipino-owned businesses, featured at NYC food fest
A recently held food festival called NYC: Future of Food, featured Filipino food in Long Island City.
Meethappy, an internet platform for meetings, spearheaded the event along with partners Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and the NYC Department of Small Business Services, Asian Journal reported.
Joana Gutierrez, the woman behind Meethappy and currently the president of entrepreneurship of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce revealed the story behind the event.
The NYC Department of Small Business Services, she told Asian Journal, asked the chamber to help get the word out to the Philippine American community of the resources that the city can provide them.
“I noticed that a predominant amount of NYC Philippine American small business owners who approached us for assistance, were food purveyors. I decided to create an event, with the NYC Small Biz objective in mind, with various companies, that serve, or work in cooperation with the food industry,” Gutierrez said in the report.
She intended it as a one-stop shop for food industry entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers to plan a meeting of the minds, and leverage all the assistance that they can jointly provide each other.
Pinoy businessmen and Filipino-owned businesses joined the event – Sisig City, the first Filipino food truck in NYC and Artigiani del Gelato, makers of fine artisanal gelato.