Fiestan Salu Salo


Humanities Guåhan is pleased to present our fourth Eat Your Heritage food democracy tour, Fiestan Salu Salo: Celebrating the Flavors of Guam and the Philippines. The tour highlights Guam's important historical relationship with the Philippines through an exploration of Filipino and CHamoru food traditions.

Fiestan Salu Salo features Filipino chefs Jo Ong and Mylene Valdez for a week-long tour from September 30 to October 5, 2019. The tour will include workshops with culinary students in Guam's public high schools and at Guam Community College, a pastry workshop, a community talk about the shared histories of Guam and the Philippines, and a chef's talk on traditional Filipino gastronomy. Click here to read the Tour press release, or here to view the project flyer.

The tour will culminate in a 5-course interpretive dinner event on October 5 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 6 pm featuring a special menu of locally sourced ingredients. Chefs Ong and Valdez will collaborate with local artists, Peter Dueñas, Paul Kerner, Mirko Agostini, and Jasmine Nadres to create a culinary interpretation of the flavors and cultures of Guam and the Philippines. Proceeds will fund future #eatyourheritage educational tours and #evironmentalhumanities projects for the island.

To purchase dinner tickets by phone, please contact Humanities Guåhan at 671-472-4460. You can also visit us at our office to purchase tickets:

222 Chalan Santo Papa, Reflection Center Suite 106, Hagåtña, Guam 96910 Office Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For your convenience, your ticket can be purchased online at

Why should you Eat Your Heritage?

The Eat Your Heritage food democracy tour first began as a facet of the project, I Tano yan I Tasi, which aimed to inform and inspire island residents to engage with values, ideas, and actions that are central to a participatory democracy and a sustainable future for the island. Since then, Humanities Guåhan has presented a series of food democracy tours highlighting different themes to explore the important connections between food, health, culture and the environment in order to better “grow democracy” in the community.
Our past three Eat Your Heritage Food Democracy Tours include:

2011- Island Meets Desert- Native American and local cuisine, featuring James Beard Award-winning Chef Lois Ellen Frank and Chef Walter Whitewater

2013- Chamorro Hawaiian Fusion, featuring Chef Mark Noguchi and Community Organizer Amanda Corby

2014- Freedom on the Menu: Celebrating Southern Cooking and Gospel Music, featuring James Beard Award-Winning Chef Robert Stehling and The Birmingham Sunlights, NEA National Heritage Fellows

This tour is made possible in part by the generous support of businesses and organizations that support the movement to #eatyourheritage. For ways you can support, please call us at 472-4460/1 or