The Filipino American
Chamber of Commerce
of Greater Nevada
The Association for Filipino American Businesses. In Nevada. In the USA. In the Philippines.
FACCGN launches its successful event and installs new set of officers for 2017.
The FACCGN or the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Nevada held a kick-off event last September 27, 2016, highlighting the Filipino-American culinary, beverage, and entertainment businesses. Dubbed as "Edibles: A Food and Wine Tasting Event" was the first of a series of themed activities being planned by the FACCGN to revitalize the Chamber and implement a membership recruitment strategy and beef up sponsorship interest. A culinary talent, a sommelier, and a talent management entrepreneur took center stage and presented their respective businesses to the community. Chefs Barry Bond Picazo and Gloria Escobar of Cutting Board Filipino GastroPub, Master Sommelier Luis de Santos of Southern Wine Glazers and Spirits and Ron Cabildo, Hands-On Executive of Definitive Talents, shared their knowledge and expertise and spoke about their experiences as entrepreneurs and experts in their respective fields. Being a food and wine event, guests were treated to a sumptuous Filipino fare with Cordillera Heirloom Rice and a Wine Tasting Course, which was truly educational. Within the same venue, a new set of FACCGN officers were installed into office by Marie Cunning, FPACC (Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce) President as the Inducting Officer. Taking their oath of office were: Colette Manauis, President; Ron Cabildo, Vice President, External Affairs; Olive Enriquez, Vice President for Communications; Joel Enriquez, Secretary; Luz Pressley, Treasurer, and Jude Nazareth, Legal Counsel. Immediate Past President, Mita del Fierro, is Ex Officio Member. Certificates of Recognition from the Office of Senator Harry Reid, were presented by Lianne Nishida-Costello, the Regional Representative, to the officers that night. Noted personalities from the government, business, education and Filipino-American civic communities graced the successful event, which was held at Cutting Board Filipino GastroPub, the newest FACCGN member-business. Reference: click this link to view Manila Express Release:http://media.wix.com/ugd/90fdc6_9b2c76d5f0c948d987667e25f2466edc.pdf
"Eat, drink and be merry, and get involved with the community."
"Edibles: A Food and Wine Tasting Event" was co-hosted by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Nevada or the FACCGN and the newest member-business, Cutting Board Filipino GastroPub. Featured chef, Gloria Escobar of Cutting Board served their piece de resistance, Lechon Paella, using the Cordillera Heirloom Rice as the master ingredient. Master Sommelier Luis de Santos speaks Wine 101, courtesy of Southern Glazer Wines and Spirits. Talent Maven, Ron Cabildo of Definitive Talents, concurrent Vice President of FACCGN, talked about his journey as a talent management entrepreneur, trials and travails, and conquers major casino clients, with his pool of artists and performers providing entertainment in the different showrooms and casino venues.
Yes, eat, drink and be merry, and get involved with the community. FACCGN had it all planned out for the night. A "Not To Miss" event.
Our Event Headliner: New Member Category
Barry Bond Picazo, Cutting Board GastroPub Barry worked in the world of finance in San Francisco, California after graduating from the Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines. He found success working for a large company but always felt the need to “make it on his own”. He left a salaried position to set up “Fort McKinley Restaurant, Bar and Banquet” in the bay area with some partners, with the vision of raising the bar for Philippine cuisine and experimenting with crossing over to mainstream American cuisine. It also provided a venue for special events and performances, making it a destination of sorts in the South San Francisco bay area. The place boasts of a full bar, really attentive staff, great atmosphere and even greater food. Less than a year ago, Barry and his partners decided to move to Las Vegas and set up Cutting Board Filipino Gastro Pub. In his own words, his concept for the place would be like a “glamourized beer house”, as he puts together an atmosphere reminiscent of great hang out places in Manila, with affordable drinks, i.e. beer, and great tasting “pulutan” (finger foods). Filipinos in Las Vegas, on the look out for places that are not “turo-turo” and “eat all you can format” easily gravitated to Barry’s Cutting Board Filipino Gastro Pub as he and long time friend, chef Gloria Escobar, whips out favorites like Crispy Tadyang, Lechon Paella and Kare-kare - all of them served in his signature “sangkalan” (cutting board), lined with newsprint. For the place’s atmosphere, he relied on his own creative streak and made cutting edge stainless steel and industrial materials meet recycled wood to come out with an ambiance that is familiar yet exciting and truly original.
Media Release Sept 30, 2016
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Get Involved/Pre-Event Press
Profile of the Filipino American Businesses in Nevada: A Keynote Presentation
New Member Feature:
Cutting Board Filipino GastroPub