• US Potato Board thanks local food industry for support

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    USPB and USDA representatives present at the dinner (from left) country representative Evelyn Mercurio, global food service marketing manager Susan Weller, Agricultural Counselor Ralph Bean, and Country Representative Reji Retugal-Onal

    USPB and USDA representatives present at the dinner (from left) country representative Evelyn Mercurio, global food service marketing manager Susan Weller, Agricultural Counselor Ralph Bean, and Country Representative Reji Retugal-Onal

    The US Potato Board (USPB), the promotion and marketing organization for US Potatoes, recently held its annual thanksgiving dinner to mark another milestone year of supporting Filipino food establishments and professionals across the country.

    Continuing its tradition of showcasing the talent of top Filipino chefs at these dinners, the USPB gave the stage this year to Arnold Gozon, the executive chef of Terraz at Makati City. He follows the footsteps of Myrna Segismundo and Sau Del Rosario, who had the privilege of exhibiting their creations during previous years.

    Present at the event were USPB Country Representative Reji Retugal-Onal, as well as USPB Global Marketing Manager Susan Weller. Representatives of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) also graced the event. USPB’s partners and clients, as well as well-respected personalities in the food industry were also in attendance.

    “Potatoes have always been a hit among Filipino food lovers. They are naturally delicious, rich in nutrients, and wonderfully versatile,” said Retugal-Onal. “The USPB is helping food establishments and professionals around the country respond to this demand by providing them with a steady supply of consistently high-quality US Potatoes. With these on hand, chefs, restaurateurs, and business owners can focus their creative energies on making their establishments more productive and introducing innovative dishes that their consumers will enjoy.”

    To make the thanksgiving dinner even more meaningful, the USPB also presented the #USPotatoesForACausecampaign.

    It is an on-going social media campaign that encourages people to share their own potato recipes, for the chance to have US Potatoes donated on their behalf to its partner orphanages, Tahananng Pagmamahal and Bahay Maria.

    The donation aims to help these organizations create healthy but affordable dishes for children under their ward. Currently, the campaign has generated 15 kilos of US Potatoes to be donated to the beneficiaries.

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