Hey there, Nuffnangers!
It was a pasta-rific day last October 14, 2014 as we held La Filipina Premium Pasta’s Love The Pastabilities blogger event at Black Olive Cerveceria to showcase to some of our food and mommy bloggers the “endless pastabilities” that each and every variant of La Filipina Premium Pasta has to offer. It was a day bursting with fun and festivity as the bloggers were enthused to unleash their inner artistry as they were taught the tricks of the trade of pasta food styling and food photography.
Black Olive Cerveceria donned in rustic and vibrant ornaments
Nuffies Monika, Dianne, and Clei eagerly awaiting for the guests to arrive
This live instagram printer from Print Social prints all photos uploaded during the event
#lovethepastabilities and #morepastabilitiestoenjoy were the official hashtags for the event
As soon as the bloggers arrived, they were asked to answer the contest question via Twitter “What is your favorite pasta dish and why?”. The winner of the twitter contest gets to take home a prize from La Filipina Premium Pasta!
Glaiza Tominio of moomymusings.com reading the contest mechanics from the rustic scroll
Rina Zamora wasted no time in answering the contest question
Hmmm.. what could mommy Peachy Adarne’s favorite pasta be?
To get everybody in the mood, the bloggers played an ice breaker game to psyche and pump them up for all the exciting activities ahead of them. Our food and mommy bloggers played a best of 3 rounds of Heads Up– a guessing game using a tablet.
Host Dianne and Nuffie Monika demonstrating the game
To make everything more fun and challenging, we decided to add a twist in the game and that is to make all the words and categories related to… Pasta! Now the bloggers and the audience got even more excited to play the game.
And so it begins!
What competitive bloggers we have here!
Jill Bantang of thefoodscout.net still exuding grace under pressure
Phew—That was a tricky one!
Once everyone was energized with the ice breaker game, we proceeded with the event’s main highlight—the Food Styling and Food Photography workshop by Ms. Josephine Pineda, renowned marketing and creative consultant and food stylist/photographer.
Ms. JV teaching our bloggers the basics of food styling and photography
Looks like they’re enjoying every bit of the workshop!
The bloggers watch intently as Ms. JV starts her demonstration
It’s so hard to resist Ms. JV’s finished product
Ms. JV imparting some good tips on food photography
Now it’s our food and mommy bloggers’ turn to unleash their creativity with the pasta. The bloggers with the most artistic pasta creations will win special prizes from La Filipina Premium Pasta! Game on!
It was a pasta feast of sorts!
The bloggers shop for their desired ingredients
Time to work on these delightful pastas!
Now this one looks very promising
Pasta garden, anyone?
Shells to spice up your pasta? Why not!
Look at all these delectable creations! Good job, bloggers!
There was also an Instagram contest to showcase the photography skills that our bloggers acquired from the Food Photography workshop. The winner for this one gets to take home another special prize from La Filipina Premium Pasta.
Jane Chua of janedchua.com and Berylle Hong of itsberyllicious.com applying the techniques they learned from the food photography workshop
What a cute creation!
Awesome use of props, Berylle!
While the bloggers enjoy the scrumptious meal prepared by La Filipina Premium Pasta and Black Olive Cerveceria, Ms. Rosanna De Dios from the La Filipina Pasta Marketing Team gave a talk on how the Endless Pastabilities can be maximized using La Filipina Premium Pasta.
Ms. Rosanna De Dios giving a product presentation
Currently, La Filipina Premium Pasta has three available variants: The La Filipina Spaghetti, La Filipina Elbow Macaroni, and La Filipina Penne. These three variants are already such household favorites but guess what? La Filipina Premium Pasta will also be releasing their special shapes very, very soon. Exciting, right? Now that’s definitely something we should all watch out for.
Love the pastabilities with La Filipina Premium Pasta!
The contest winners were shortly announced, right after the bloggers filled their tummies. For the Twitter contest, Jane Chua won. The Foodstagram photography contest was awarded to Rina Zamora of thepickiesteater.com. The Food Styling Contest had 3 lucky winners; Jane Chua of janedchua.com, Rina Zamora of thepickiesteater.com, and Gerry San Miguel of dude4food.blogspot.com.
Look at all our happy winners!
With La Filipina Premium Pasta, every dish is worth foodstagramming!
Thank you to all our food and mommy bloggers!
A special thanks to La Filipina Premium Pasta for this wonderful experience, it was definitely one to remember! Preparing and styling our favorite pasta dishes has never been this enjoyable and creative!
The Nuffnang Community Team