Can You Be the Next Big Food Entrepreneur?

Your home business could be the next big thing.


Mercato Centrale, brings back its much-awaited “Next Big Food Entrepreneur Contest”, which champions local food entrepreneurs and passionate cooks and bakers.

Now on its third year, The Next Big Food Entrepreneur contest is a culinary showdown that provides an opportunity for budding food entrepreneurs to turn their food business concepts into reality. The winner of the contest will get P100,000 start-up capital, a rent-free stall in Mercato Centrale for six months, and get featured in several media outlets such as Entrepreneur magazine, Yummy magazine, The Philippine Star,, and in Our Awesome Planet.


The Next Big Food Entrepreneur is open to all aspiring food entrepreneurs, Philippine residents ages 18 years old and above. 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.  Deadline for 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 0917-8401152 or 0917-5857989.

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