Cooking community gives back

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    IN light of the pandemic, when a lot of people lost their sources of income, Facebook group Let’s Cook, Pare, is working with giving two of their members a Livelihood Started Package. The prize intends to help the members start a home-based business to augment or have a source of income.

    On its 2nd anniversary, Let’s Cook, Pare partnered with Nestle Professional, Nestea House Blend, Maggi Professional, Tocoms Philippines, Inc. for Russel Hobbs, Masflex Philippines, McCormick, Arla, CDO, Lemon Square, Tecnogas Technik, All About Coffee, Hunts, for the Livelihood Starter Package of the 2 lucky winners. Zoilo Binag and Lorie Banila Jogno were chosen in a live raffle draw from among 7k plus entries.

    Let’s Cook, Pare was created in August 16, 2018 by Jeff Chua and Archie Chua, and later on joined by friends and family members. The creators who both loves food and cooking wanted to form a community where people can share their home-cooked, recipes, that were either original, passed on from generations or inspired by others. Five admins, among them entrepreneurs, Jeff and Vince Chua of the Bigbert’s Professional Detailers; Archie Chua of Crystal Lamps; Liberty Insurance executive, Bobet Arandia, and Tsaris Salgado, an experienced PR and marketing professional, oversee the community.

    During the ECQ, the group’s membership soared, from 10k, to now more than 90k. The Let’s Cook, Pare community became a creative outlet for its members and allowed them to get connected outside of their homes. The members actively participated in community discussions and shared their home cooked meals.

    Let’s Cook, Pare believes in sharing of knowledge and information. The community promotes positivity and positive reinforcement. For the LCP family, sharing is caring/giving. That’s why everyone in the community work hard together.

    Aside from helping its members, the Let’s Cook, Pare community was also able to extend help to the country’s SMES’s and some corporate brands by allowing the community to be an accessible online platform whey they were able to sell food and other relevant kitchen/home cooking appliances, items, etc. A number of members here and abroad likewise shared that recipes they got from the community inspired them to start their own food selling business that allow them to have an alternative source of income. To date, the community has around 200 individual sellers from all over the country and a few overseas.

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