NextDayBetter Los Angeles has turned its spotlight on Los Angeles’ fast growing Filipino Food Movement.

Food for Thought: Filipino Tastemakers via NextDayBetter Los Angeles

Food For Thought: Filipino Tastemakers”

NextDayBetter is a creative speaker and food series for diaspora communities around the world. Currently focused on the Filipino diaspora, our events celebrate the inspirational stories of changemakers, community leaders, and innovators and call them to action. With a global footprint that spans from London to New York and Los Angeles to Manila, NextDayBetter is a platform that serves to shine a light on and bolster the efforts of community-minded individuals that are using their rich and varied talents to make the next day better.

NextDayBetter Los Angeles has turned its spotlight on Los Angeles’ fast growing Filipino Food Movement. Filipinos make up the largest Asian American population in Southern California, yet the awareness and availability of Filipino food remains relatively low. Unlike the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and others, Philippine cuisine has yet to gain mainstream appeal. That looks poised to change with a new flock of talented chefs and entrepreneurs who are making waves in the Los Angeles food scene.

The NextDayBetter Los Angeles team announces its lineup for the August 8th event in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles - featuring Filipino chefs, foodies, and restaurateurs:


  • Alvin Cailan, chef/owner of Eggslut and Ramen Champ

  • Justin Garrido, founder of Social Products

Filipino Tastemakers Panel:

  • Charles Olalia, chef/owner of A’postrophe, chef/partner of Ricebar

  • Kristine de la Cruz, owner of Créme Caramel LA

  • Chad Valencia, head chef/co-owner of LASA Restaurant Pop Up

  • Chase Valencia, general manager/co-owner of LASA Restaurant Pop Up

  • Kathleen Reyes, paleo gourmand and blogger of

  • Panel Moderator: Samantha Duenas a.k.a. SOSUPERSAM, Style Ambassador, foodie, and DJ from Soulection

NextDayBetter LA’s Food For Thought will be an opportunity to hear from these Filipino tastemakers firsthand and to enjoy their culinary delights!

Food & Drinks (included with purchase of ticket) provided by:

  • Charles Olalia of A’postrophe

  • Kristine de la Cruz of Créme Caramel LA

  • Social Products

  • The Park’s Finest

  • Health-Ade Kombucha

  • hosted beer by Mumford Brewing

  • hosted wine bar

Event Details

Where: The Well, 1006 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

When: Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm

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NextDayBetter Los Angeles is sponsored, in part, by our global partner MailChimp. To learn more, please visit www.nextdaybetter.comDiane Romualdez, NextDayBetter LA Curator

About NextDayBetter

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