SCENE CITY| “Chef Donita Rose shares her Jolly Heart Mate recipes at the 31st Kadayawan Festival”

THE REWARDING experience of sharing a feast is just one of the many perks of cooking especially for Filipinos, and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil ambassador Chef Donita Rose happily shares her passion in cooking at the first leg of her Regional Festival Tour, Davao’s Kadayawan Festival.

Kadayawan Festival, being the city’s biggest annual party, is a week-long celebration in which the entire city transforms into a colorful place with people celebrating in the streets. The festival’s 31st anniversary could not be any bigger, with Chef Donita sharing her satisfying recipes that are all perfect for the fiesta gathering.


CHEF Donita Rose performs a cooking demonstration in Davao City.

The celebrity chef is set to do a series of promotional cooking demo mall shows. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil kicked off its festival tour at Gaisano Mall, on August 20, 2016. In this event Chef Donita showed a unique signature dish using her cooking techniques and unique ingredients fresh from Davao.Davao mommies and foodies also got a chance to try the sample dish made by Chef Donita and took part in some games to win Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil freebies, to complete their Kadayawan experience. The celebrity chef shared insights on heart-healthy cooking and getting picky when it comes to the ingredients while showcasing her culinary skills.


CHEF Donita Rose at GMall during the Kadayawan Festival

“Filipinos, especially the Davaoeños, really love to eat particularly during the Kadayawan. Our culture is practically centered on food which brings families closer, so we should also be aware of how we prepare the food and what ingredients we use for the dishes that we serve,” says Donita.

With the thanksgiving festival of Davao showcasing their bountiful harvest of fruits, vegetables, livestock and poultry seafood, Chef Donita wants to help Davaoeños to prepare delicious dishes using their harvest, but making it heart healthy with the use of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil.

“We must always be conscious that the ingredients we use should be good for the heart, like Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil which contains the lowest amount of bad fats (saturated fats) but packs in the good kind like omega 3 and 6 that are good for the heart,” Donita shared.

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also contains Vitamin A and has a pale golden color, light texture, and neutral taste, good for all kinds of cooking. Aside from being versatile, it also has one of the highest smoking points which make it very ideal for frying.

Chef Donita Rose notes that the preparation and the ingredients we use in the cooking process make a difference.

Zen Prudentino, Fly Ace Corporation Senior Product Manager for Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, says “We are very happy that Donita continues to be the brand ambassador of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil; she easily connects well with her audience given her lively personality.”

Revamped Moda Mindanao

Now on its 11th year, Moda Mindanao found a new home in SM Lanang Premier, but with a new format and perspective. Mindanaoan artistry set the runway ablaze on August 21, 2016 when ten local designers highlighted fabrics and patterns which reflected the unique Mindanaoan heritage with a fashion-forward sensibility.


MODA Mindanao Grand Winner Jay-R Gamboa-Flores with his two models


MODA Mindanao Grand Winner Jay-R Gamboa-Flores (center) with Japanese Consul/Director Tomoko Dodo, model Arianna Belle Porol and Danney Barnett

Designer Jay-R Gamboa-Flores won the coveted prize for Evening Gown and Prete-a-Porter, with his model Arianna Belle Porol.

Judging the participating designers were International Accessories designer Ken Samudio – the first Filipino designer selected by Vogue Italia as one of its Talents for Accessories in 2014, designer Bobby Castillo of Chardin, restaurateur Rosanna Dizon-Loseo, rising fashion stylist Sean Go and Runway Philippines Runner-up Jared Servano.

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