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PFMC conducts a two-week baking seminar for out of school youths

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The Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation (PFMC) in cooperation with the City Social Welfare and Development, Iloilo conducted its annual Baking Seminar and Workshop for out of school youths. The seminar started on 19 May 2015 and ended on 29 May 2015. During the second week, they learned the functions of ingredients of breads and cakes as well as cake mixing methods and the classifications of cakes. Additional recipes, such as Japanese salad bread, sweet potato bread, hamburger buns were also executed. The participants took on the challenge of making cupcakes and chocolate crinkles for their visitors during their graduation.  ... more picture


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PFMC holds the BPEI 2nd quarter training/seminar

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Last 25 April 2015, the Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation (PFMC) held the BPEI 2nd Quarter Training/Seminar in Cupcake and Muffin Baking at the BPEI Training Center in Alaminos, Pangasinan. The seminar, attended by 30 bakery customers of Business Prime Enterprise Incorporation (BPEI), included a demonstration of different cupcake and muffin recipes. The participants learned about the differences between cupcakes and muffins. At the end, participants showed their skills during the hands-on laboratory where they shared their own recipes.  ... more picture


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PFMC conducts baking demonstrations in La Trinidad, Benguet

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On 28 March 2015, Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation in cooperation with our distributor, Rising Sun Commercial, conducted a baking seminar and demonstration at the Inglay Restaurant in La Trinidad, Benguet. The demonstration gathered 41 bakery owners, bakers and master bakers in the area. Aside from witnessing a demonstration of six different bread and cake recipes, participants also learned skills in bakery management, flour and the functions of ingredients. In the afternoon, Erlinda Ferrer of Penco Incorporation treated the participants to a demonstration of cake decoration techniques. We invited Penco Incorporation, a manufacturer of confectioners' sugar and an allied partner in the baking industry to conduct the demonstration.  ... more picture


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PFMC holds first-ever baking seminar and demo in San Jose, Dinagat Island

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On 30 April 2015, the Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation (PFMC) held its first-ever Mini Baking Seminar and Group Demo in San Jose, Dinagat Island in Surigao. The baking seminar and demonstration held at the Gaffney Café and Catering Services in cooperation with Topper's Mercantile of Surigao City was the first in the area.
Participants from 11 bakeries, a sub-dealer, and from academe and a women's association sat in on a lesson on the baking process. The demonstration introduced eight varieties of baked products namely: the loaf bread, pan de sal, sweet dough varieties, whoopie pie, cinnamon rose bread and aloha carrot cake. The participants animatedly asked questions on the processes, practices and techniques of bakers; and were grateful for the opportunity to attend and experience such a baking seminar and demonstration. They were appreciative of the time and effort that PFMC took to hold the activity in their area. After the demonstration, participants were treated to raffle prizes consisting of one bag Washington, one bag Amigo and five packs of Panadero instant yeast.
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PFMC conducts Flour Quality Analysis Seminar

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On April 28 and 29, the Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation (PFMC) conducted its annual two-day Flour Quality Analysis Seminar for institutional customers to educate them on the testing methods and analysis conducted on all our flour products. The 17 participants from 11 different companies who attended the seminar gained knowledge on our processes from accepting raw materials up to distributing the finished product. After lectures on flour milling and flour analysis participants went on a plant tour. Aside from these, participants also witnessed actual physical, analytical, rheological, nutritional and functional analysis conducted on the flour. Meanwhile, the Quality Assurance Department shared their skills and knowledge on how to interpret the results of these analyses while the Research and Development Department gave a short lecture about bread and cake evaluation, which serves as the final test before the products are released. Participants received certificates at the end of the seminar.  ... more picture


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8th BCBC: "Artisan Bakers"

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Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation (PFMC) held its 8th Basic Commercial Baking Course (BCBC) in Iloilo last 23 February 2015 to 26 March 2015. Participants coming from various areas in the Visayas and Mindanao attended the five-week course.
Interest built up when the participants created and designed their own pizza. Another highlight of the course was the lesson in cake making. Learning the art and the technique of balancing their cake formulations helped them produce quality cakes, which is no mean feat.
During graduation, the top three students received academic excellence awards. Philline Dionio graduated at the top of the class with 96.42 per cent with Marlyn Yap placing second (95.57 per cent) and John Ahhi placing third (94.66 per cent). Congratulations to the Artisan Bakers of the 8th PFMC Basic Commercial Baking Course.
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Baking Seminar & Demonstration in Lipa City, Batangas

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Venue : Serenity Resto Bar B. Reyes St., Baranggay 10, Lipa City, Batangas Date : March 07, 2015 (Saturday).In Cooperation with our dealers in the area: Teddy & Edith General Merchandise and Sagana Mart with Allied Company in baking industry: Penco Incorporated, demonstrated for the cake decoration
Hosted by : Arvin Jay Damian - Technical Sales Representative in said respective area and rest of Region 4.
Headed by: Kristine T. Mateo - Luzon Technical Sales Area Manager
Gene Reyes - Technical Sales Roving Supervisor, Jade Deanon - Senior Technical Sales Representative, Francis Regio - Technical Sales Representative in Region 1 & CAR
          Demonstrated different bread and cake products 
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24thBCBC: That dough!

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        25-day baking course started January 25 and ended February 20, 2015 was conducted as our commitment of exceptional services to our valued customer. The class was called "That Dough!!"Participants with their new skills and understanding of baking process as well as the ingredient's functionalities, can say that they are already equipped to move forward to the steps that they wanted to take, to be a great bakers
??At the end of the course, award was given to the top three students who showed excellence during the training. Ms. Rear Joy Obrero got the third place while Ms. Mariel Grace Gruzat got the 2nd place and Ms. Abegail Gonzales as the class valedictorian.- That Dough!! 
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7th BCBC: "Mighty Bread"

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        The 7th Batch of the Basic Commercial Baking Course in Iloilo started last October 13, 2014 to November 14, 2014. The 7th Batch was composed of 16 participants coming from various areas in Visayas (Iloilo City, Roxas City, Kalibo, Aklan and Cebu City) and Mindanao (Davao City and Surigao del Norte). The 7th Batch was a one-of-a-kind batch because majority of the participants were young and the others were young at heart.
  Participants were able to have lecture and laboratory session where they can learn the theoretical and actual hands-on in every ingredients functionality and methods of baking both in bread and cake product.
The students who excelled and performed well during the entire course were given due credit wherein Mr. Jefferson Salinas got the 3rd place with (93.42%) while Mr. John Dave Reyes (93.82%) got 2nd place and Mr. Erwin Pe Benito got the 1st place with 96.37%. 
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"23rd BCBC: Neo Panaderos"

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        The 23rd batch of Basic Commercial Baking Course is the largest group to date comprising of 25 members spanning almost 3 generations hailing from the provinces of Ilocos, Cagayan, Isabela, Ifugao, Benguet, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas and Quezon. The "new bakers" armed with the new skills and understanding of ingredient functionalities are better-equipped to move their craft and business forward. As long as there is an institution such as Philippine Foremost that advocates the education of bakers, there will be a next batch of Neo Panaderos to represent the new generation of bakers whose approach will elevate the future of baking as a science.- Neo Panaderos. At the end of the course, award was given to the top three students who showed excellence during the training. Ms. Eleanor Soriano got the third place with the average of 96.10%, while Ms. Leah Jean Andrion got the 2nd place with 96.34% and the class valedictorian, Ms. Vanessa Roselyn Ng with an average of 96.73%..   ... more picture


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Pizza Technology Seminar at Alaminos City, Pangasinan

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        Last July 12, 2014, Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation facilitated Pizza Technology Seminar at Alaminos City, Pangasinan in cooperation with Business Prime Enterprises Inc. as a support to our loyal and prospect customers. The participants able to produced thin and thick crust pizza and they also decorated it that gave them idea in promoting varieties of pizza products in their bakery.   ... more picture


6th BCBC: "The Rollers"

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        Batch President Speech delivered during graduation by Mr. Christian Tsai. Growing up as a kid I never liked bread. I was raised eating rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so bread was never been a staple food in our table. What I know about bread is that it is soft as a pillow when it's hot and it's hard as a rock when cool. My late uncle owned a bakery before so basically my whole idea of what bread is revolved around the breads that he made. Because of that I never really liked bread not until in my late teens when I went home to Taiwan with my father where I am loving every bite of it. Two years after ere I ate some of the best bread that had I had in my life suddenly I'm changed man The course was ended last July 24, 2014 wherein Ms. Angela Abenir (Love and Kisses) got the highest academic award followed by Ms. Celerina Villarico (Zenith Food Corp) and Ms. Nica Alexandria Lee (Lee Bakery) respectively..   ... more picture


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22nd Batch: The Legal Bakers

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        Batch 22 of Basic Commercial Baking Course , the Legal Bakers, started last May 5, 2014 and ended June 6, 2014 which composed of 20 participants from institutional customers from Luzon area. During graduation ceremony, Mr. Stanley Tan, 20th BCBC class valedictorian, delivered his inspirational speech to the graduates. In his speech he encouraged the graduates to have a passion in baking and emphasized to continue to search for knowledge to improve their skills. Special awards were given to Group 4 (Jefferson Obras, Ryan Ignacio, Dina Malaga, Joanne Miralles, Reginald Beriso) for being the Best in Cake and Bread Formulation and also Best Group for their batch. While excellence award were also give to the top 3 students wherein in Ms. Mary Luz Gem Sison from Village Gourmet got the 3rd place with an average of 95.18%, Ms. Angelique Ronquillo from Zenith Food Corporation got the 2nd place with 96.09% and Ms. Dina Malaga from New Food Coastings got the highest award with 97.27%.   ... more picture


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Balanga, Bataan Baking Seminar and Demonstration

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        PFMC in cooperation with JS Santiago Store opened another opportunity to bakers, bakery owner and future bakers during baking seminar and demonstration last May 10, 2014. The seminar was spearheaded by Ms. Kristine Mateo (Luzon technical sales manager), assisted by Mr. Perlin de Ocampo (Roving Supervisor), Mr. Ronnie Makasakit (Region 2 technical sales representative) and Ms. Jade Deanon (Region 3 - sales representative). For the improvement of participants bakery business, new recipes and baking techniques were demonstrated.   ... more picture


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Loaf Technology Seminar at Alaminos City, Pangasinan

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        1-day Loaf technology seminar was conducted at Business Prime Enterprises Inc., training center at Alaminos City, Pangasinan last April 12, 2014 which sponsored by Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation. The seminar was opened by Mr. Joel Ferrer, sales representative of BPEI. The demonstration was spearheaded by Ms. Kristine Mateo and assisted by Mr. Francis Regio. Actual loaf production was experienced by the participants from weighing to packaging of the product that give them techniques in baking process.    ... more picture


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Abulug and Aparri, Cagayan Baking Seminar and Demonstration

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        Two consecutive baking seminar and demonstration were conducted in Abulug and Aparri, Cagayan last February 19 and February 21, 2014 respectively. The seminar in Abulug area was for Baker's point bakery supply which is a sub-dealer of North point general merchandise owned by Mr. John Chua and the other one in Aparri was for North Point General Merchandise. Our national technical sales manager, Mr. Alejandro Paez, headed the seminar and also discussed the lecture about flour while Mr. Mark Chua (brother of Mr. John Chua) alumnus of Basic Commercial Baking Course - Manila, discussed the Bakery Mathematics. During demonstration, new products was introduced by presenters which assisted by Ms. Kristine Mateo (Luzon technical sales manager), Mr. Perlin De Ocampo (Roving Supervisor), Ms. Jade Deanon (Region 3) and Mr. Ronnie Makasakit (Technical sales representative in Cagayan Isabela).    ... more picture


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Caloocan City Baking Seminar and Demonstration

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        1-day Baking seminar and demonstration was conducted at Max's Restaurant last February 15, 2014 in cooperation with RRDT Enterprise. Opening remarks was delivered by Ms. Maricel Gallego from RRDT. The said demonstrations was spearheaded by Ms. Kristine Mateo together with Mr. Roger Cabato (Luzon - Roving Supervisor), Ms. Jade Deanon (Region 3), Mr. Gene Reyes (NCR-South) , Mr. Victor Talacay (Tacloban) and Mr. Kriss Jayson Castillo (NCR - North). Around 10 recipes were demonstrated in which the participants shows interest to the point some of the volunteer themselves during the actual demonstration.    ... more picture


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Cake Decorating Seminar at Alaminos City Pangasinan

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        Cake decorating seminar was conducted at Business Prime Enterprises Inc., located at San Agustin, Alaminos City, Pangasinan last January 25, 2014. Ms. Amor Ferrer and Mr. Joel Ferrer of Business Prime lead the prayer and the opening remarks respectively. Ms. Jade Deanon (Region3 technical sales representative) forefront the demonstrations and assisted by Ms. Kristine Mateo (Luzon technical sales manager) and Mr. Francis Regio (Region 1 technical sales representative). At the end of the demonstration, the participants decorated their own cake which gave them opportunity to show their own design and being creative.   ... more picture


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21st Batch: Bakeconomics

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        The 21st Basic Commercial Baking Course, Bakeconomics, started their 25-day training last January 20, 2014. This batch is composed of 18 participants all over Luzon which initially expecting only to learn the basics in baking but along the way they also build camaraderie and friendship despite of their differences. At the end of the course , Ms. Maria Melanie Florence Taniola awarded as the class valedictorian with average of 93.75% followed by Ms. Joyce dela Cruz with 91.80% while Mr. Eduardo Jardin and Beth-Elaine Pua both awarded as third honors. Ms. Catherina Blas-Yu, alumnus of BCBC, shared her experiences and conducted short team building activity as part of the graduation ceremony . She also challenged them to have constant communication and keep the friendship to one another even if the coarse ended.    ... more picture


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20th Batch - Bakers Republic

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        From July 1, 2013 to August 3, 2013, a very diverse group of 21 spirited students formed the Bakers' Republic. This 20th Batch composed of bakery owners, home bakers and dealers from Aparri, Ifugao, Cavite, Albay, Bulacan, Baguio, Quezon Province, Quezon City, Caloocan and Mindoro. The very name of their class president, Mr. Joy Guiriba describes one of the most prevailing experiences of the class - there was definitely JOY. Jolly students who rose up and learned from their mistakes. Outstanding talents and skills were shared and enhanced through the class activities, excellent teachers and speakers Yummy varieties of breads, pizzas and cakes were made and certainly enjoyed. At the end of the course Mr. Stanley Tan of My Cookie Lab got the highest award followed by Ms. Jessica del Rosario of Sunshine Bakeshop , and the third place awardee received by Mr. Pierre Bulayungan of Saint John Bakeshoppe.   ... more picture


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19th BCBC: "Just Yeast League"

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        Batch 19 of Basic Commercial Baking Course, Just Yeast League, were composed of 20 participants from PFMC institutional client. The training started last January 14, 2013 and ended last February 15, 2013.Ms. Anais Carla Mabanta from Red Ribbon got the highest award with 96.30% followed by Ms. April Faye De Veyra with 96.21% of RDV Food Industries and Ms. Marivic Wee of Pink Alley with 95.98%. Inspirational message was delivered by Mr. Joseph Sowers of US Wheat Associates while 18th Batch Class Valedictorian, Ms. Ma Luisa Salvado shares experiences to the graduates.   ... more picture


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Daet, Camarines Norte Baking Seminar and Demonstration 

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        As a support to our dealer, Tabaco Lasuerte, 1-day baking seminar was conducted at Villa Mila Garden Resort and Conference Center last March 16, 2013.  The seminar was headed by Ms. Kristine Mateo with the assistance of Area Technical Sales Representaives Mr. Vernon Mayol (Region V), Mr. Ronnie Makasakit (Region II) and Mr. Francis Regio (Region I). New recipes and baking techniques also introduce to the participants during the seminar.  ... more picture


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Iriga City, Camarines Sur Baking Seminar and Demonstration  

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         PFMC hosted one-day Baking Seminar and Demonstration in cooperation with Tabaco Lasuerte – Naga cnducted last March 13, 2013 at Lemar's Hotel and Reception Hall. The seminar was headed by the Luzon - Technical Sales Manager,  Ms. Kristine Mateo  and assisted  by Area Technical sales representatives Mr. Vernon Mayol (Region V), Mr. Ronnie Makasakit (Region II) and Mr. Francis Regio of Region 1 and actively participated by bakers and bakery owners. ... more picture




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La Trinidad, Benguet

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         One-day Baking Seminar and demonstration intended to our dealer, Rising Sun Commercial, was conducted last March 9, 2013 at Inglat Restaurant in La Trinidad, Benguet. The seminar headed by our National Technical Sales Manager, Mr. Alejandro Paez together with Chef Jonathan Cabiles of Les Orient Chemical Inc was a huge success with 94 participants from 35 bakeries in the area.  ... more picture


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Tabuk, Kalinga Apayao Baking Seminar and Demonstration

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          Technical Sales Department spearheaded by Ms. Kristine Mateo conducted 1-day baking seminar and demonstration last Feb 9, 2013 at Tampco Inn, Training Center and Restaurant in cooperation with Czarenah Enterprises and San D Uy Trading. The seminar was attended by 73 participants and  assisted by Technical Sales Representatives: Mr. Ronnie Makasakit (Region II), Arvin Jay Damian (Region IV),  and Roger Cabato (Roving Supervisor).  ... more picture


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Taiwanese Baked Goods Seminar

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          Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation – Iloilo Plant in cooperation with  Filipino-Chinese Bakery Association Incorporated hosted 1-day Taiwanese Baked Goods Seminar last February 18, 2013 at the PFMC Technical Training Center.   The seminar was conducted by Mr. Kuen-Ho Shih, Deputy Director of China Grain Product R & D Institute, Taiwan and  participated by PFMC clients in Panay Island.  ... more picture


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18th BCBC: "Team Cinnamon Monsters"

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        The 25-day training which started last September 24, 2012 and ended last October 25, 2012 were participated by 19 students from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.  Upgrading their systems and operations are the main goal of the students for attending the training.  At the end of the training Ms. Maria Luisa Salvado from Tri-J Bakery got the highest award with 96.32% followed by Ms. Agatha Ruth Gan with 95.22% of Fresh and Famous, Inc. and Ms. Erica Paulina Rodriquez of Comida De Rodriquez with 94.31%. Sharing of experiences and inspirational message to the graduates was delivered by Ms. Joan Dizon of Red Ribbon, 17th Batch class valedectorian.  For the incoming batch, there will be a huge upgrade from manuals, equipments up to training center. ... more picture



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