Restaurant 9501

Restaurant 9501 was the executive dining restaurant of ABS-CBN Corporation, located on the 14th floor of the ELJ Communications Center in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. It was conceptualized by award-winning Filipino chef Myrna Segismundo who acted as its managing director until 2015.

Restaurant 9501
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Restaurant information
Established2001; 20 years ago (2001)
ClosedAugust 31, 2020; 7 months ago (2020-08-31)
Owner(s)TV Food Chefs, Inc.
Head chefMariano Catamin Jr.[1]
CityQuezon
CountryPhilippines

The name 9501 originated from the project name given to the ELJ Communications Center during its development and construction phase. It is owned and operated by TV Food Chefs, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN that also produces culinary TV shows, culinary magazines and books, and an annual culinary competition. It opened in 2001 exclusively to serve the executives of ABS-CBN and its guests. During this period, the restaurant did not charge its clients and instead relied on the budget allocated by ABS-CBN. The restaurant was later opened to all ABS-CBN employees and guests, while outside guests can also visit, by making reservations. Because its primary clients are company employees, the restaurant changes its menu from time to time. Restaurant 9501 is a popular venue for press conferences of local and international events due to its location in what is considered as the media capital of the Philippines.[2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marilie Bomediano (August 7, 2016). "Celebrity chef Segismundo presents Flavours of the Philippines in Sydney". MuntingNayon.com.
  2. ^ "A Special Potato Thanksgiving Dinner at Restaurant 9501". Frannywanny.com. November 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Yedy Calaguas (November 20, 2011). "USPB and USDA thanksgiving dinner at Restaurant 9501 with chef Myrna Segismundo". Yedylicious.com.
  4. ^ "Restaurant 9501, 14th Floor ELJ Building, QC". pescovegetarian.blogspot.com. May 12, 2010.