PACE Center for Food Tourism


The PACE Center for Food Tourism (PCFT) was founded in September 2018. It is the realization of PACE’s vision of providing a platform for the promotion of the Filipino Cuisine.

PACE, as the pioneering school for “Chefpreneurs” (Chef Entrepreneurs) will once again lead the path towards Food Tourism centered on the Filipino traditional and regional Cuisine.

With 7,017 islands and all its bounty, multi-cultural influences and the most hospitable nation in the world, PACE CFT hopes to inspire local and foreign tourists, food travelers and even colleagues in the Culinary industry to discover our own cuisine and learn more about our culture, heritage and aspirations while engaging in our courses.


The PACE Center for Food Tourism is a Culinary Training Institution dedicated to the advancement of the Filipino Cuisine. PACE CFT seeks to share the Filipino Cuisine from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to the rest of the world thru experiential and interactive learning. In doing so, PACE CFT will also be a haven for Filipino chefs who wants to share authentic and regional recipes and will serve as the bridge to industry partners supportive of our cause.


The PACE Center for Food Tourism will be the leading culinary education institution for the advancement of the Filipino Cuisine through food tourism, research, training and education.

Hapag is a traditional Filipino language of literally, table. Eating in the Philippines is not just to satisfy hunger but top experience uniqueness of Filipino Hospitality.

HAPAG: Tables of the Philippines will feature courses that ranges from staple Filipino dishes to the unique regional dishes from around the Philippines.

Through HAPAG, we share good food and good times. that is what we want our guests to have. Come to our place with an open mind, and leave with a full stomach and a full heart.

Course Option

Courses are grouped based on cuisines influenced by our history and native regional specialties. Experience a fun way of learning these topics which starts with a market visit of the colorful vibrant Farmer’s Market to learn how to choose the best and freshest Philippine ingredients before heading to kitchen for the cooking class.

Private cooking class with customized menu line-up is also available upon request.

Who and How to Enroll

HAPAG -Tables of the Philippines will be a small group class of 8-12 students per class and will be guided by a Chef Instructor. Classes will be in English format. We welcome everyone who wishes to learn the Filipino cuisine!