What’s cooking at Trust Home Depot?-A A +A
Friday, July 13, 2012
EVERY day you hear stories of odd pairings – chili with chocolate, checkers and stripes, and ketchup and bananas. But, I’m sure you’ve never heard of this – cooking classes in a hardware store!
“We have always been open to innovative concepts and when this was brought up, we were immediately hooked”, discloses Stephanie Seng-Ong, Marketing Manager of Trust Home Depot. “We wanted to reward our mothers for all the hard work they put in daily. Cooking plays a major part in a mother’s life so we decided to focus on that”, she explains.
Davao’s pastry queen and celebrated chef Booboo Maramba was so enthusiastic about the project that she readily signed up to teach.
Home and Design, a soon-to-open kitchen and accessories showroom at Trust Home Depot, presented their state of the art kitchen for Chef Booboo’s cooking demo.
Puratos, D’ Paragon and Davao Golden Eggs came on board as well as Whirlpool microwaves, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Osterizer and Apo Vinyl Tiles, which are all available at Trust Home Depot.
“As a mother of two and a wife, creating healthy, economical and quick meals is on top of my priority list. I wanted to share these ideas to moms who are having difficulty preparing food for their family because of the many roles they have to play including being a mother and a career-woman”, shares Chef Booboo.
True enough, she has imparted a wealth of knowledge, not to mention valued secrets, from the world of cooking and baking to her eager audience.
“Did you know I use a lot of hardware items as molds or tools for creating my cakes?”, Chef Booboo reveals.
Every session, the mommy attendees come up to Chef Booboo and happily describe their triumphs and joy in recreating her recipes such as the Moist Zucchini Loaf, Steamed Chicken, Pasta with self-made tomato sauce, Banana Yogurt Loaf, Avocado Sandwich and many more.
There was a murmur of delight from the 40 or more guests as they entered the 6th session seeing a new and improved addition to the cooking set.
“We listened to the audience’s suggestions and set up a wide screen so they wouldn’t have to stand or crane their necks to see what Chef Booboo was preparing”, enthuses Stephanie.
“We are overwhelmed by the turnout and feedback. Moms would come up to us and thank us for holding these free classes and expressed how much it has helped them” Stephanie smiles.
“I never imagined how many moms are hungry for this kind of information. And it just warms my heart to be able to share my knowledge with them”, adds Chef Booboo.
“We make sure the events we organize are activities that we ourselves would benefit from and enjoy. Please continue to visit us at Trust Home Depot to see what exciting promos and events we have in store”, invites Stephanie.
Believe it or not, I get more exhilarated entering a hardware or home depot than shopping for clothes or shoes. And, with this novel hardware concept which now includes kitchen and home products for moms and even school supplies for kids, shopping at Trust Home Depot has become a piece of cake!
For inquiries or orders, please call 298-7878, 295-3588 or like Trust Home Depot on Facebook. Trust Home Depot is located at Ecoland Drive, Quimpo Boulevard, Matina (formerly Task Force Davao).
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 14, 2012.