An informative & fun event indeed. It was well-planned and well-attended by the Nestle People 🙂 It was their 1st blogging event and I’m lucky to be invited to it.
The agenda was composed of 3 major topics:
- I Choose Wellness
- Nestle Recipes by Chef Tess Sutilo
- Creating Shared Value
I Choose Wellness
Nestle has been passionate about promoting wellness among us by a health campaign called “I Choose Wellness”. The company launched the program on promoting good nutrition and physical fitness for achieving wellness & preventing lifestyle diseases.
The company organized activities nationwide to promote it:
- regular fitness activities
- nutrition counseling
- wellness in the workplace workshop
- wellness seminars
Get more information here.
Nestle Recipes by Chef Tess Sutilo
A global food company will not be complete without recipes!
Julius Maggi Kitchen’s Chef Tess Sutilo showed us how to cook 2 recipes (Magic Fish Fingers & Papaya, Carrots & Fried Fish Salad). Ofcourse, using Nestle products particularly Maggi Magic Sarap.
We were also served with some more food like BBQ, Tofu, Palabok after the demo.
See the demo & recipes here.
Creating Shared Value
Nestle defined this as long-term investments that benefit the country and its people, while they do business. It’s more of a good act that will make difference in the lives of the ones in need and also inspire others to do their share.
Here are the success stories that came out of it:
- Batzam Distributor
Mang Andy or Andy Jimenez was a farmer & a scrap dealer before he became a Nestle distributor in Bataan & Zambales.
- Business on Wheels
He used to deliver food items for an agency, but with an initial capital of Php4,000, Jaypee Padilla suddenly found himself transformed into an entrepreneur – with a tricycle load of goods, a ready market & a seasoned business partner.
- Ice Cream Street Selling
Madonna & Herman Falcis made their 1st foray into business by distributing dressed chickens. Encouraged by their initial success, they accepted an offer to go in micro-distribution for Nestle. Today, their home in Laguna accomodates their small extended family & an ice cream depot – along w/ their vendors
- Micro Distribution
Joel Domacena became a MD entrepreneur in March 2008 after being in & out of the job market since 2005. Since then, Joel has been selling more than Php10,000 worth of Nestle products daily, earning a comfortable profit plus additional bonus incentives for meeting sales quotas.
Thanks to Nestle. I’m pretty sure lots of people are more aware of their personal wellness now 🙂 I’ll join the Milo Marathon soon, maybe next year? We’ll see… 😛
More pictures from the event can be found here.