Gourmet Farms' CEO Ernest Escaler led the euphoric throng of friends and family who flew to Rome to attend Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle's elevation to the College of Cardinals in November, 2012. Cardinal Tagle returned to the Vatican this week to attend Pope Benedict's final events before the voluntary end of his pontificate. The young (55) Cardinal from the Philippines is expected to be an important participant in the conclave of Cardinals expected to select a new Pope before Easter, 2013.
Back in the early, early days of yore, we were more than just a li'l bit Country! At the blessing of Gourmet's Cafe were "Ninang" Gretchen Cojjuangco, CEO Ernest L. Escaler, and "Ninong" Fernando Poe Jr., holding gift baskets of our products and produce
Sen. Kiko Pangilinan (second from right) is welcomed by Gourmet Farms Executives.
Award winning director Joey Reyes filmed his new film on location at Gourmet Farms. On a break for lunch, they took to TDR's stage. (L to R) GFI's Coffee Director, Len Reyes, Direk Reyes, stars Agot Isidro and Janice de Belen, GFI CEO Ernest Escaler, actress Iza Calzado and GFI's property Manager, Rey Salinas.
Manila fun couple Chingbee Kalaw and Bobby Cuenca celebrated their April birthdays, just two days apart, with a visit to the Farm.
Tatler editor, Mia Borromeo, stands by one of the Dancing Ladies in full bloom in the gardens of The Sanctuary
International fashion superstar, Josie Natori (second from L), brought her guests to meet Ernest Escaler (Left) at Gourmet Farms: Carl McCall is the president of SUNY (State University of New York) and his wife, Joyce Brown, the president of the prestigious FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) ...a real NY power couple.
Sharon with sisters in law, photographer Jun de Leon & Mr. Escaler
Sharon Cuenta selects herbs for her culinary basket of herbs
Mr. Escaler with Fr. Fernando Suarez
Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines, the Hon. Ivo and Mrs. Gracita Siebert, with her sister, Regina Tolentino Newport, shop for coffee at The Country Store.