The Next Big Food Entrepreneur 2014

Do you have that wonderful food idea that you think could revolutionize the food scene in the country? Are you just waiting for the perfect opportunity to share it with the rest of the world? If you answered yes, then I suggest you join this year’s The Next Big Food Entrepreneur contest!


Aside from being the country’s premier night food market destination, Mercato Centrale  has  helped  give  birth  to  some  of  the  country’s  newest  and  most innovative food concepts.  Popular chains like Manang’s Chicken, Merry Moo Ice Cream, Mochiko, Brasas Latin American Street Food, Spring by Ha-Yuan, Kristina’s Premium Inutak,  Baked by Anita,  and many more started off as food stalls in Mercato Centrale before they became successful food businesses.  But prior to their multi-million food ventures, many of these entrepreneurs started off as home-based food businesses or just passionate cooks and bakers who had a pioneering food concept, unique style of cooking, or a secret or heirloom recipe that they ‘incubated’ in the Mercato Centrale food market. Building on its commitment to support food entrepreneurship, Mercato Centrale brings back its much-awaited “Next Big Food Entrepreneur Contest” along with,  Mastercard,  Globe  My  Business  and  partners Entrepreneur  Magazine,  Yummy  Magazinee,  Yummy  Ph,  Philippine  Star, and Go Negosyo.

Now on  its  third  year,  The  Next  Big  Food  Entrepreneur  contest  is  a  culinary showdown that provides an opportunity for budding food entrepreneurs from all walks of life to turn their food business concepts into reality! The winner of the contest will get PHP100,000 start up capital, a rent-free stall in Mercato Centrale for six months, and a feature in  Entrepreneur Magazine, Yummy, The Philippine Star,, Globe My Business Digital and Our Awesome Planet. The Next Big Food Entrepreneur is open to all aspiring food entrepreneurs, ages 18 years old and above, residing in the Philippines.  The contest is divided into three  parts:  a food  taste  test  activity  for  all  interested  participants,  a  four-weekend open market selling event at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City for all participants who pass the taste test, and finally, the submission of a business plan.  The cut-off for all interested participants for the food taste test is October 31, 2014.  For more information on how to join the contest, please visit Mercato Centrale on Facebook,,  or contact +639178401152 or +6329175857989.

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