Inspired by the spirit of “gusto,” which translates to hearty or keen enjoyment, this edition of INTERNATIONAL FOOD EXHIBITION (IFEX) 2015 opens the doors to the "Manila Gusto Gallery: Food for the Soul" The event will run from May 21-24, 2015 at the SMX Convention Centre.
Photographs by Blair Villanueva
Event: International Food Exhibition (IFEX) 2015
Locations: SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
For most of us, food exists solely as a means to satisfy the need for nourishment. But for German designer Detlef Klatt, food is a luxurious experience that deserves to be prepared and packaged as such. “I’m all about using style and presentation to add to the overall experience of eating,” Detlef explained.
Detlef is referring to his fine practice of combining food with cutlery, china, and other dining implements to create dramatic table settings, otherwise known as "tablescaping." A master florist and home design specialist by trade, Detlef was commissioned by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) to create a new concept in food presentation that will combine the best Philippine food and home style products. It is Manila FAME meets IFEX Philippines, two of CITEM’s signature events that promote design, lifestyle, and innovation in home, fashion and food.