MAFBEX 2012 (long post is slightly long)
I am proud to be a YHE head. For those who don’t know, I am the Emcees and Hosting Committee head for the Young Hoteliers Exposition, and last June 13-17, we had our biggest event of the year - The Manila Foods and Beverages Exposition. It was held in the World Trade Center! There were competitions, food stalls, seminars, and shows. Quite a number of schools and professional establishments joined us, but the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde YHE still stands as the organizer, along with Worldbex Services International.
The 34th Young Hoteliers Exposition and 6th Manila Foods and Beverages Exposition went Aquatic this year!
It’s crazy, really. Everything was so stressful but it all paid off in the end. I mean, we are students who still go through classes after all. I was tempted to say -just- students, but not everyone goes through such an experience.
Above, you’ll see the YHE heads. Each one of us running our own committee.
What always happens on the first day: Mass and then rush to the venue.
That’s me with my co-head, Nikki, before the start of the opening ceremonies. We run workshops, fix scripts, and basically make a team of emcees. All of the YHE members are from DLS-CSB’s SHRIM Program. We were practicing our scripts here.
That’s my girlfriend, Farrah, and I. This is a really candid picture, yeah. We joined the Brochure and Flyer Making Competition! There’s our setup. I don’t have actual pictures of the brochure though haha. We were called Team Fishy!
I also joined another competition, the Culinary Apprentice. I’m not a Culinary Arts student, which allows me to join this event. Each team is composed of 1 coach(the culinary arts student), and 3 members(non-culinary arts students). That’s me with the Faculty-In-Charge, and the 2 other members. Our coach was busy presenting our dishes, which you will see below. (Our coach was Francis, who isn’t in the picture. That’s Gio, Dino, Myself, and Chef Jocen who was busy checking up on the groups) Our team name was Bubbles <3
The ingredients we were given: Tinapa(appetizer), Liempo(main entree), Chico(dessert).
Fish Cake with Cayenne Mayonnaise. This didn’t turn out as well as we had hoped because we ran out of time.We made the mayonnaise ourselves.
Barbeque Liempo with Ratatouille and Mashed Potato.
Couldn’t find a decent picture of our dessert, but here you go. It is chico creme brulee. We bruleed the sides as well to show “bubbles” haha.
When I’m not hosting events, I usually help the other emcees, or take over when needed. Here, an emcee was late so I had to take over, but that’s not the point haha! We have our fun too, so this is just me with some friends.
And speaking of friends, I asked some of my buddies to help me emcee. As I said above, all members are from DLS-CSB, but since we were allowed to have guest emcees for MAXBEX, I decided to call on these two. Martin Javier and JJ Kaufman from last year’s MYX VJ Search agreed to host with me.
Farrah joined the MAFBEX SINGING IDOL! She sang Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway. She wouldn’t practice in front of me, so it was practically my first time to hear her sing this song in performance level. Real proud of you! :D
JJ and Martin left me on stage when it was Farrah’s turn. Eventually, they went back to make a heart with their hands. Haha but hey, the pictures were cute!
P.S. Martin and JJ were quite the hearthrobs backstage!
That’s the closing and awarding ceremonies, and you’ll see here that we won. We placed 3rd in the Brochure and Flyer Making Competition. My Culinary Apprentice group did not win, and Farrah placed 5th out of 12 in the Mafbex Singing Idol.
The people I worked with, for YHE, will always have a special place in my heart. I would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in the process, including my co-heads, yhe members, Mr. Gerry Ele, my family, my friends, and the participants
I know that I’ll never be organizing another MAFBEX, because next years is 111’s term. 110’s term will end with the next YHE. So far it has been a good run. Oh and thanks to YHE’s Photography Committee for the photos!
Somehow, I always find myself opening and closing events. It was a great week and it was such a great experience. They say that when one door closes, another one opens. See you again as the 35th Young Hoteliers Exposition goes Nocturnal!