The holiday season is a joyful yet busy time of attending or hosting several parties and get-togethers. Since food is a big part of any event, homemakers and hosts should give importance to food safety and handling.
One wife and mom who’s very particular with proper food handling and safety is culinary entrepreneur Happy Ongpauco-Tiu.
Happy is the chef and founder of a successful chain of 16 restaurants that includes brands such as Pamana, Hawaiian BBQ, World Topps and many others. She also ventured into Private Dining by Happy Concept, which offers a unique dining experience that you won’t usually get from restaurants.
With a flourishing food business of her own, it’s not surprising that Happy practices proper food handling practices even as a homemaker. From food preparation and serving to food storage, she ensures food safety by using GLAD products.
“GLAD products are very practical and safe. The food containers help seal in freshness and prevent leaks. These containers are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. The lids lock and stack together,” said Tiu. “GLAD plastic bags and wraps are also very useful for storing food and even traveling. The food trays can be used for food preparation and presentation,” she added.
“We are happy to be teaming up with Happy Ongpauco-Tiu once again to make the holidays extra special and more festive for everyone. GLAD foils, cling wraps, zipper bags and ovenware are the best complements to any gathering from storage, preparation, and to our favorite ‘pabaon’ or take-home food, letting the love of any celebration live on,” said GLAD Brand Manager for Southeast Asia Daye Delos Reyes.
GLAD Limited Edition Christmas Roasters can be used in the oven, as disposable trays for family meals or as container to serve food for parties.
GLAD BBQ Trays are designed for use in kettle BBQ’s to catch those spills. On top of saving clean up time, GLAD BBQ Trays ensure that BBQ coals burn evenly.
“I use GLAD all year-round. I love all the products because they really help save time when I’m cooking food for my family. This gives me more moments with my husband and kids,” said Tiu.
Platters for Christmas Gatherings
At the “Feast with Glad” event held at Pottery Barn BGC, Happy Ongpauco-Tiu also launched the Happy Platters, delicious yet affordable “every day happy feasts”. With Christmas just around the corner, she was thrilled to offer these platters for reunions, Noche Buena, or New Year celebrations.
During the event, GLAD Philippines also announced that this is the fourth year in a row that they are teaming up with Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity, to help spread smiles and love this Christmas season. The Glad-To-Give campaign is Glad’s social response to encourage its patrons to perform acts of kindness. Under the partnership, the #GladToGiveSmiles program allows proceeds from the purchase of Glad food wraps, zipper bags and storage containers to benefit Smile Train’s cleft programs.
“This initiative is truly reflective of the season’s true spirit, which is loving others and being giving. We are proud to have GLAD as a longtime partner in #GladToGiveSmiles because this will bring smiles to the faces of more people,” said Smile Train Area Director for Southeast Asia Kimmy Flaviano.
GLAD is truly making the season memorable and meaningful for everyone. For the holidays, choose GLAD products for parties and gatherings that are hassle and mess-free.
For more information, visit glad.com.ph.