CAGAYAN DE ORO HOTEL AND ​RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

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EXPERIENCE THE

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SHOW AND LIVE COMPETITIONS

IN THE PHILIPPINES!

Keeping Traditions, Brewing Innovations

OVERVIEW

Hala Kumbira Food Festival is an integral part of the Higalaay Festival in ​Cagayan de Oro City. This vibrant event serves as the prelude to Kumbira ​2024 and brings together food enthusiasts, culinary professionals, and the ​local community to celebrate the rich culinary heritage of the Philippines. ​Scheduled for August 16, 2024, the festival features an array of food stalls, ​live cooking demonstrations, and cultural performances, providing an ​engaging platform for food vendors and culinary artists to showcase their ​talents and products.

Kumbira 2024 marks the 28th edition of the Philippines’ longest-running ​culinary show and live competitions. Taking place from October 16-18, ​2024, this prestigious event gathers culinary professionals, students, and ​enthusiasts from across the country to compete in various culinary ​categories. With over 50 exhibitors, the event is expected to attract more ​than 5,000 attendees and feature 300+ participants from different regions, ​offering a unique opportunity for networking, learning, and showcasing ​culinary excellence and innovation.

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Event Highlights:

Hala KUMBIRA will feature traditional ​dishes championed by COHARA such as ​sinuglaw, pork humba, our own version of ​lechon manok, bam-I, binake and locally ​sourced coffee and sikwate and other ​specialties of the Member establishments.


To highlight this event, Cooking ​Demonstrations using our own local ​ingredients, Live Cake Decorating, Bar ​Exhibitions, Homegrown Food Display ​and Tasting and related learning activities ​are scheduled for food/dining enthusiasts ​and the general public.

Cake Demonstration

by Chef Mich Uapal

Sweet House Pastry School

Cooking Demonstration

by Inter Barangay Champion

James Robert L. Glomar

& Micole A. Estorba

Barangay Bonbon

Exploring the Resilience ​of Robusta Coffee

Alexander Sumania

Jamaican F&B Training Center

Bamboo: The Grass of Hope

by Ms. Mercedes P. Mejia

Managing Director- SLERS

Fil Style Pad Thai

Chef Kap Max "Jonjon" T. Rodriguez III

Asian Food Specialty Chef

Food Exhibit

COHARA Members' Establishments

Flairtandem and Flair Exhibition

Mr. Rey Kevin A. Carcosa/Mr. Arron Paco A. Beronio

Tipsy Manhattan Mobile Bar


Mr. Gil Christian S. Lapidez /Mr. Kent B. Edrozo ​Cocktail Ace Mobile Bar

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CELEBRATING 28TH CULINARY SHOW AND LIVE COMPETITIONS

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KUMBIRA 2024 will be held from October 16-18, 2024. This event is more than a culinary competition; it's a ​celebration of heritage, a platform for innovation, and a catalyst for community empowerment in the realm of ​Philippine cuisine. This year’s theme, "Keeping Tradition, Brewing Innovations," will be reflected in various ​competitions and showcases, bringing together professionals and students to highlight their culinary skills and ​innovative approaches.

Main highlights of this 3-day event:

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CAKE MASTER

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BREW MASTER

  • KUMBIRA Masters Competitions: Regional recipes challenge and various live culinary and hospitality service ​competitions in partnership with the National Food Showdown. Witness the artistry of chefs as they craft ​regional dishes, local fruit preserves, tantalizing plated desserts infused with the rich flavors of local coffee ​and cocoa, and promote the city’s signature dish Sinuglaw through the Barangay Culinary Challenge.
  • Mindanao Coffee Festival: Staging the 2nd Mindanao Coffee Festival as part of KUMBIRA is a testament to ​COHARA’s zeal in establishing Mindanao as a premier coffee source and destination. Embracing inclusivity ​and sustainability, this festival will celebrate local coffee producers, elevate the caliber of Mindanao coffee, ​and forge lasting connections among stakeholders. Cagayan de Oro and its surroundings boast a thriving ​coffee culture, with over 200 coffee shops gracing our city. A special feature of the coffee festival is the ​Single Origin Bar which presents a FREE taste of a variety of Philippine-sourced single-origin coffees and ​introduces the public to the communities producing them. The festival will also stage five coffee ​competitions.
  • KUMBIRA Talks: Enhancing the educational dimension of the 3-day event, KUMBIRA will present curated talks ​and demonstrations focusing on sustainability and innovations, trends, and experiences related to the ​hospitality industry.
  • Trade Exhibit: Participate in the vibrant trade exhibit, showcasing the latest culinary innovations, products, ​and services. This is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with key industry players, discover new business ​prospects, and stay updated with the latest trends in the culinary world.
  • Food Gallery (F&B Exhibit): Explore a dedicated space for food and beverage vendors to present and sell ​their products. This gallery provides a platform for culinary entrepreneurs to reach a diverse audience of food ​enthusiasts, professionals, and community members, further enhancing the event's festive atmosphere.

KUMBIRA 2024 promises an enriching experience with over 50 exhibitors, attracting 5,000+ attendees, and ​featuring 300+ participants from different regions. Join us in celebrating culinary excellence and innovation!

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TRADE EXHIBIT

Why Participate in the Kumbira 2024 Trade Exhibit?


Participate in the Kumbira 2024 Trade Exhibit to showcase ​your brand to over 5,000 attendees and 300+ participants ​from various regions, alongside 50+ distinguished exhibitors. ​Engage with culinary enthusiasts, industry professionals, and ​hospitality stakeholders, creating valuable relationships and ​generating new business opportunities. Benefit from extensive ​marketing support, both pre-event and post-event, including ​social media promotions, on-site branding, and continued ​engagement. With the backing of the Cagayan de Oro City ​government, Kumbira 2024 offers unparalleled exposure and ​the chance to enhance your brand's visibility and reputation at ​the Philippines' premier culinary event.

EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY

Airline / Cruise Liner / Rail

Bar / Pub / Nightspot Operator

Café

Convenience Store / Grocery Store

Country Club

E-Retailer

F&B Management Service / Consultancy

Fast Food / Quick Service Restaurant

Hotel / Resort

Importer / Wholesaler / Distributor

Food & Drinks

Wine / Spirits / Alcoholic Drinks

Wine & Spirits Related Accessories & Equipment

Institutional Catering

Logistics – F&B

Manufacturer

Bakery / Confectionery

Food & Drinks

Restaurant / Bistro

Serviced Apartment

Specialty Food Retailer

Supermarket / Hypermarket

Venue Operator

Wine / Spirits / Alcoholic Drinks Retailer

EXHBITOR GUIDELINES

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Cagayan de Oro City

Philippines 9000

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CONTACT


+63 917 670 0517

+63 975 474 6263

cohara.org@gmail.com

kumbiraevent@gmail.com

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