News and Events


A Portrait of a Pastry Chef as an Artist

A Benefit Pastry Challenge and Dinner Party Event
November 13, 2021 (Saturday)
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA)
Congratulations to Team Sawgrass Marriott Bakeshop for winning the title Chef Artist!
Congratulations to Chef Erika Dupree Cline for wining the title Crowd Favorite!



NOF In The News


CHANNEL 4 NEWS Saturday, November 7, 7:45am




Founder and Vice President, Carmina Montesa Aldana, to receive the prestigious 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award from the Filipina Women’s Network.

The Filipina Women’s Network recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their contributions to society, femtorship (female mentorship) and legacy. Aldana was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world.

She was honored with the FOUNDER & PIONEER award which honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director, or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes, and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity. Her work with NOF, it’s accomplishments, and the recent success of NOF’s fundraising gala celebrating its 10-year anniversary caught the eye of her nominator, renowned artist, and previous FWN awardee, Pamela Gotangco of Switzerland.

NOF in the News

Founder, Carmina Aldana, is featured in The Resident News, San Marco, December 2019 issue, for her recognition award. Click here to read article.

Dr. Astri Avianti and Dr. Philipp Aldana were also featured in the October issue of The Daily Record about international physicians visiting Jacksonville.

NOF is featured in The Resident News, San Marco, October 2019 issue, celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Click here to read the article.

NOF’s ESM 2018 was featured in The Florida Times-Union, July 5 edition. Click here to read.

2019 – 2020 Marks NOF’s 10 Year Anniversary