A gastronomic adventure took place at SM City Cagayan de Oro last April 8 and 9. Flavor Fusion: Flavors of Northern Mindanao, a food market that showcased the best cuisines the region has to offer, was held at the Event Center of the said mall. It featured a food market, cooking demonstration, and a cook off among culinary students.
One of the participants of the culinary festival was SLERS, CDO’s very own and manufacturer of the country’s most loved chicharon and ham. Aside from selling everyone’s favorite chicharon, the food manufacturer also made sure guests tasted their mouthwatering ham sandwiches. Of course, only SLERS ham was used in creating the sandwiches. The Jamon de Cagayan smoked ham sandwich is just one of their bestsellers.
The SLERS Flavor Fusion booth, which was located near Giordano, by the side of the stage, attracted a lot of people. Each one of them was eager to get their hands on their favorite chicharon: regular, special, and spicy. SLERS also has a “Chicharon in Bag.”
SLERS, which started as a personal culinary endeavor in 1969, is known for its American-style ham. Over the years, the company expanded and came up with other products like the chicharon. Its participation in the Flavor Fusion festival is proof that it is considered one of the pillars of the culinary industry in Northern Mindanao. In fact, this was not the first time that SLERS was invited to participate in a prestigious event. While SM City CDO’s Flavor Fusion was happening, SLERS was also in Manila for the international gastronomy event Madrid Fusion Manila. It was one of the featured ingredients in the said festival.
Aside from the booths, Flavor Fusion also featured Chef Audrey Ramos of the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC) in a special cooking demonstration. This took place on Friday, April 8. The next day, students from some of the city’s culinary schools gathered to show off their cooking prowess at the Chef’s Delight: The Cook Off competition.
SLERS’ presence was felt throughout the Flavor Fusion festival as guests could not help but exclaim how delicious and satisfying the chicharon and sandwiches were.