Chef's creations make it to 7-Eleven
MANILA, Philippines – Having a good meal when you're in a hurry is right about next to impossible. Gourmet dishes take about 15-20 minutes of serving time in a restaurant. A couple more minutes of your time are also taken when you order, pay for your bill, and ask for either more water or order dessert.
So most of the time, Filipinos think twice about going to a restaurant during short lunch breaks. They would choose on-the-go service that is often at the expense of quality. Enjoying a good meal is often left for weekends and Friday nights when there's more time to either sit and wait in a restaurant or prepare one's favorites at home.
But Chef Claude Tayag is about to revolutionize quick meals by bringing in his creations to local convenience store chain 7-Eleven.
Tayag is known for his home-turned-restaurant Bale Dutung (means House of Wood in kapampangan) – a foodie destination in Angeles, Pampanga, that serves well-loved Filipino dishes. American chef Anthony Bourdain even hailed Tayag's dishes in his CNN food and travel show No Reservations.
Tayag said he decided to work with the convenience store chain as they are willing to work with his philosophy and standards. "I chose to tie up with 7-Eleven because they are willing to work with my philosophy of cooking nutritious and balanced meals without sacrificing taste. By partnering with 7-Eleven, more people can now have easy access to healthy dishes," he said.
The "7-Eleven Chef's Creations" meals are going to be slow-cooked and made with natural ingredients to bring out that distinct Filipino taste. Meals are going to be prepared at the company's commissary with state-of-the-art cooking facilities, and ingredients are pre-selected and approved by Tayag himself.
Chef's Creations will feature 3 dishes:
Pulled Pork with Adobo Dip (P95)
Pakbet with Bagnet (P89)
Pork Sinigang sa Kamias (P75)