Sunday, December 15, 2013

Flavors on Fire Embraces BergHOFF

Philip Abadicio caught fire while Chef Michelle, assisted him how to flambe
When we talk of flavors, it is not confined within the mere sensory functions demonstrated by the tongue in the forms of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami.  There is so much to learn about the true aspect of food and being in the know in the culinary scene.  Often times we tend to mismatch the term taste and flavor.   Flavor  is the combined perception of food using all information received from all five of our senses 
which relies heavily on the sense of smell and taste.  However, this blog would not focus on these terms just yet but to give you the essence of what flavor is, let me introduce Chef Michelle Adrillana, who have actually caught it with her own fire.  

Yesterday, I joined fellow food-lovers at Bergoff showroom, in Rada St., Makati City.  We were all fairly introduced to this lovely Chef who seemed to rock the demo kitchen with grace, expertise and of course with fire.  Hosting the night and aiding her in the kitchen as they strut with ease cooking Capellini Prawns in Brandy Cream Sauce is Philip Abadicio of PTV 5's Philip, The Lifestyle Guy.  

Chef Michelle Adrillana

She is the mom-preneur behind Flavors on Fire Catering Services, who strongly believes that lipstick and fire can match too, debunking the talk that the kitchen is only for men.  Flavors on Fire flourishes on International cuisines prepared according the clienteles liking.  For two years now, Flavors on fire have been dishing out sumptuous spread without breaking the customers budget.  Chef Michelle begun her business all by herself with food orders including cupcakes after being schooled from several culinary institutes and a few trainings abroad.  Her catering business took the plunge not long after family and friends had convinced her so.  Thus the birth of Flavors on Fire (Catering Services) on the.16th of October, 2010.  

Bergoff Philippines 

Bergoff is a Scandinavian product founded by the Vanthoor Family in 1964 in Belgium.   They manufacture and sell top of the line cook wares and is known by their innovative designs that is future-proof, meaning it is compatible with all the known cooking procedures such us gas stove, halogen, vitro-ceramic stove and the most safe and efficient way, induction stoves.
They had just launched the Fundamental Kitchen Line which aims to direct the sales to the A-class markets.  
With science and modern advancements, they were able to design cookwares with these features:

CroMoTanium:  Shortened from Cromium, Molybdenum, and Titanium, an exclusive patented technology developed by Bergoff.   The combination makes the pots and pans, durable, lustrous, beautiful and more efficient by cooking food up to 30 % faster than other brands.  This also makes the products corrosion-free and food acid-resistant, so it is more healthy and safe.

I.M.H.S. : Stands for Internal Mirrored Heat Shield.  This allows even and faster cooking and also cleans up easily.

Accuthermo-Compact Bottom:  An exclusive, highly durable, specially designed base produced using 1,200-ton press.  With the Copper-core Smart Chip addition, it enables the cookware to have unparalleled heat conductivity making the food cook easier and faster.

Also, according to Mr. Neil N. Sagun, another characteristic that their product has is that it's healthier because it doesn't contain nickel, which is good for  those with nickel sensitivities or allergies.  Know also that it is most toxic in its gaseous form, so when you cook with it and anyone who may have inhaled it, might in some way acquire cancer like sinuses, throat and lung cancer, etc.

However, I still find this to be a very good kitchen investment, especially if your business in in to cooking or catering.  Below are just some of the products they carry and sell at their showroom in Rada St.

However if you are like me, who doesn't have that ability to acquire such kitchen treasures, they have announced that they will be launching soon their Earthchef product line.  That is energy-sufficient, earth-friendly and might be more acquirable by moms like me.

Eat Your Heart Out

Aside from the cooking demo by Chef Michelle and Philip, they also have pitched a one of kind foodie event which will happen on February 16, 2014 at the Rockwell Tent.  The event is a partnership between Flavors on Fire and Tree House Productions.   The food and lifestyle event is entitled Eat Your Heart Out.  Activities such as cooking demos by renowned chefs, culinary competitions on stage, short business talks, career talks and will be graced by celebrities as well.

It's a Sunday event, so they expect the whole family and barkada to come barging in, not setting aside kids' fun-times.   The kids will enjoy presentations and story time with Kindermusik by Teacher Mitch Enriquez, Learning Library, Make Believe, and other surprise giveaways.  How can a fair be more exciting without freebies, there will also be raffle draws and special prizes from our sponsors such as Calayan Surgicentre Corp, BergHOFF Philippines, & Gastro Chef Philippines, and more.  To sum it all up, it is a fun-filled day with the abundance of food, friends, fun, freebies, and fellow lovers of the good life.  So better mark your 2014 calendar now.  Also, do visit this site often for more updates from the said event and Bergoff's new kitchen line.

Also, do visit Philip's new website,, to get rundowns in lifestyle, food, travel destinations and clips from his TV show- Philip, The Lifestyle Guy.

Here are some snap-shots from the last event at Bergoff Kitchen:

The bloggers looking on as Chef Michelle begins her cooking demo, also  is the usage of some of the Bergoff cookwares.
With Joy Mendiola of  the blog site Occasions of Joy trying out how to flambe using local liquor.

Above are the part of the dinner prepared for the guests.

The finished product of Chef's demo - Capellini Prawns in Brandy Cream Sauce with lovely-styled plating.

Chef Michelle teaching blogger Barbie (Buhay Kuneho) how to plate the Capellini.

With the bloggers who made it through heavy traffic to see what Berghoff can offer.

BergHOFF Philippines

Address: G/F Frabella 1, 109 Rada St., Legazpi Village Makati City
Contact details:  (02) 817 7999
Facebook: BergHoff Philippines


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