Who We Are
The Filipino Food Movement (FFM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that preserves, promotes, and progresses Filipino cuisine. FFM was established in 2014 to create broad awareness, appreciation, and enhanced investment in Filipino Culinary Arts. FFM created the first Filipino American food community through events, mainstream media advocacy, and social digital platforms.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FFM launched the weekly digital show KULINARYA LIVE!, organized the SUPPORT FILIPINO TAKEOUT campaign and produced two SAVOR FILIPINO SUMMITS online, as well as participated in the FEEDING THE FRONTLINES, SENIORS, AND ECONOMICALLY DISPLACED WORKERS projects. These initiatives assisted Filipino restaurants and food entrepreneurs around the globe, bringing Filipino food digitally to an audience of upwards of 1.5M monthly on social media during the global quarantine.
In just a few short years, we have gathered national attention in the press, millions of worldwide impressions on social media, and hundreds of passionate and talented individuals who believe Filipino cuisine deserves its rightful place in the global menu.
We believe that the story of our culture is programmed into the DNA of each ingredient, no matter where it is grown; each dish, no matter how it has evolved; and each cook, no matter where they may come from. Through an inclusive & collaborative spirit, we aim to shine the brightest light on our cuisine and its purveyors. We aim to build a better stage upon which to celebrate and elevate the Filipino food experience. We aim to gather those that are working tirelessly to do the same. Together, we can influence the rising tide that will lift all vessels, with the hopes of leaving a trail of crumbs in our wake that will inspire, gather, and feed generations to come.
It is through food that we find our commonalities in an increasingly multi- and inter-cultural world. We identify as Filipino not only by birth but also by choice, and pledge ourselves to the promotion of our heritage through our culinary arts.
WORK WITH US
Why isn't Filipino Food more popular? Filipino's are the 2nd largest Asian subgroup in the US, according to the US Census Department. It's time for all purveyors, chefs, manufacturers, fans, titas, and lolas to celebrate the great flavors of Filipino cuisine.
Some of us have a dream that Filipino Cuisine will be as popular as it deserves. We are searching for those with a similar vision and passion to help us take the movement forward.