Parties are always the best part of the holiday season. What is more fun than inviting your friends and family over for food, drink and good conversation? But behind every party is a story and a journey.
The guests, the food and even the decor are all part of a bigger story. Culinary entrepreneur Happy Ongpauco-Tiu knows only too well how it is to host the perfect party.
As a wife, mom and entrepreneur, Tiu relies on her favorite brand GLAD. In the same way that she would never compromise her quality time with her husband and four sons, Tiu chose GLAD because she trusts the brand.
“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. 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,”Tiu.
Like Tiu, GLAD is a brand that exudes positivity and warmth. With GLAD, you are guaranteed a stress-free and non-messy parties and gatherings.
Happy Ongpauco-Tiu 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 has also ventured into Private Dining by Happy Concept, which offers a unique dining experience that you won’t usually get from restaurants.
“Private Dining by Happy Concept offers personalized service, adventurous menu choices and home-cooked food prepared with a lot of love and attention,” said Tiu.
In Tiu’s line of business, food safety and handling are very important. She relies on GLAD for this. From storage, preparation, to cooking/baking, serving (ovenwares, holiday trays) and even take home food, Tiu trusts GLAD to keep food safe.
“Food is love and is all about sharing. A cook or chef is in the kitchen for hours to make people happy,” she said.
Happy Ongpauco-Tiu delivers delicious yet affordable “every day happy feasts” to fellow moms during the launch of Happy Platters at the “Feast with Glad” event held at Pottery Barn BGC. With Christmas just around the corner, she is thrilled to offer these platters for your reunions, Noche Buena, or New Year celebrations. Each dish has Tiu’s unique culinary stamp, so expect classic dishes that have been perfected to delight families— yes, including the pickiest kids, a reality not lost on Happy herself!
Tiu also talked about how to enjoy one’s own party despite the hassle of preparations, including food prep and cooking.
With its beautiful furniture and home accessories, Pottery Barn was the perfect setting for Tiu and GLAD.
Many people don’t know it but Happy’s Private Dining services was born out of her love for entertaining so throwing parties is something that she always does.
In the past, hosting a party was such a hassle. Menu planning, cooking, inviting guests, cleaning the house and making sure everything is okay are only some of the items on a party host’s checklist.
GLAD’s Christmas Roasters, BBQ Trays, food containers and other products help ensure that you have a festive party without too much hassle and mess.
“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.”GLAD Brand Manager for Southeast Asia Daye Delos Reyes.
Use GLAD Limited Edition Christmas Roasters in the oven, as disposable trays for family meals or to prepare and 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 also 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.
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.