CooK Magazine’s 9th K-Pop Holiday Bash

It’s that time of year again!

For the 9th straight year, Cook Magazine has been throwing a thanksgiving party for all their friends and supporters. This year’s theme was K-Pop! Quirky, fun-loving and full of energy, K-Pop or Korean pop culture has taken the world by storm. While Cook Magazine hasn’t conquered the world just yet, the team is composed of a mixed bag of quirks, unique personalities that come together each and every month to produce a magazine distinctly its own. At 19 years, Cook has been in the industry for longer than most. In fact, it’s the only monthly culinary magazine being published now, a feat possible only through your support.

The Cook Magazine Team; from left: Account Manager Maribel Avelis, Editor in Chief Dino Datu, Managing Editor Magnolia Silvestre, Account Manager Leah Bonotan, Publisher T. Anthony Cabangon Chua, Advertising Sales Manager Marlon Aldenese, Graphic Artist Shaira Barnuevo, and Account Manager Michael Pituc.

Cook’s 9th Holiday Bash is also an opportunity for their friends and advertisers to let loose a little, to bring out their fun and creative selves. We can’t be all work and no play! After another year of grinding, of partnerships and collaborations, it’s now time celebrate!

Certificates were awarded to Cook Magazine’s top advertisers: Hafele Philippines (Bosch), Sharp Philippines Corporation, F1 Hotel Manila, Excellence Appliances, Technology Inc. (Whirlpool & Fujidenzo Appliances), King Sue, Mega Global Corporation (Mega Prime), Hyundai Home Appliances, Dermaline Inc. (Diana Stalder), Richmonde Hotels, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (Phoenix Super LPG), and Havas Media. A Special Award was given to Cook’s Magazine Venue Partner House Manila.

Some of Cook Magazine’s columnists were also on hand to receive their certificates of appreciation.  Consultant and Chef Theodore “Day” Salonga, Chef Bruce Lim, Award-winning Baker Chef Gel Salonga-Datu, Recipe Developer and Consultant Chef Editha Singian, Baker and Instructor Chef Jojo Cuesta-Javier, Pastry Chef and Instructor Edward Mateo, Culture and Travel and Food Writer Roel Hoang Manipon and UK based travel writer and photographer Lisa Asuncion-Feliciano are the magazine’s regular columnists.

Cook Magazine’s yearly theme has become a costume event wherein guests who take the trouble to wear the prescribed attire get to walk the “runway” stage. This was also an opportunity for Lariza Garcia, Cook’s grand prize winner three years running, to transfer her literal crown. Wearing an authentic embroidered fuschia hanbok that she borrowed from a Korea-based friend, Lariza said she had it flown specifically for the event, which she has to dry clean and immediately send back. This kind of effort reminds us why she is in our Hall of Fame.  Second Runner-Up went to budding instagram influencer Sylvester Sy, First Runner-Up is Chef Lena Tan-Arcenas, Culinary Services Manager of San Miguel Foods Culinary Center who channeled a K-Pop Schoolgirl complete with a Blackpink lightstick. She said she consulted her daughter for the look who advised her that her the attire shouldn’t be matchy-matchy.  First place went to Joe Abad (technically), but he and Chuck Aquino, are more popularly known collectively as IG influencers “Chuck and Joe” presented their BTS inspired animal prints with a short choreography.

Winners of the best cooKPOP Attire.

Hundreds of raffle prizes such as appliances, hotel restaurant buffets and overnight stays at the country’s top hotels were given away.  The grand prizes include a refrigerator from Whirpool, a stove from Tecnogas, a SHARP TV, and a 3-day, 2-night stay at Maribago Blue Water Hotel in Bohol complete with a round trip airfare for 2 pax from Cebu Pacific.

Perry Gamboa, Choi Soriano, and Cook Advertising Manager Marlon Aldenese hosted the event.

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Ruby is a true-blooded media practitioner and a journalist by profession. She served her early years as a lifestyle writer for a leading magazine and a couple of corporate engagements to which she learned the ropes of editorial work –  and dealing with almost the brightest personalities and celebrities in tinsel town. She had a very productive stint at the now-defunct AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. It was also during this period that she honed her skills in Marketing when she had the opportunity to serve as Committee Member at the prestigious Philippine Marketing Association. For inquiries, invites, or to send relevant press content, email the author at rubyasoy@yahoo.com. FB pages: https://www.facebook.com/precious.r.asoy https://www.facebook.com/rubyasoyph/

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