Meet The Team
Who we are
At RoniB's Kitchen, we bring to you the bold and complex flavours of the Philippines. Our products are Vegan friendly and made with the best local and Southeast Asian ingredients we can find without the artificial colouring or flavourings. Lovingly recreated family recipes and my own memories of home, we aim to transport you to the fun and food-loving islands of the Philippines, where great food shared with the family is the highlight of any meal. Awarded a star at The Great Taste Awards 2019 for our Black Bean Chilli Oil, it is umami in a bottle. Designed to make cooking easy and packed with flavour, it is the perfect addition to your food cupboard.
Label Design With A Tale
We wanted a label that is unique to our products and tells a tale about us. We wanted it to reflect our origin and our heritage and with the help of Natt Boarer from our manufacturing partner, Chilli Mash Co, we were able to achieve this.
The image at the centre of all our product labels shows Luzon, the largest of the three main islands of the Philippines. This is the island where Roni hails from, but specifically, the Ilocos region, which is on the northern part.
The pattern that fills the image of Luzon honours the tribal prints of the Igorot and Ifugao people who live in the Ilocos Region, the region of Roni’s birth.
As Jose Rizal, our national hero, says, “He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.”
Our label honours heritage and tradition with an outlook for the future.
We launched our T-shirt designs 'palayok' and 'anghang' for our Merch with a Cause collection
Purple Community Fund became our nominated beneficiary for our Merch with a Cause campaign
We got featured in Luxury Lifestyle Magazine by Ina Yulo Stuve
Our Kalamansi Marmalade went Stateside to be included in Tikim boxes by Filipino Food Movement
We launched our bespoke gift boxes ready for Christmas season 2020
Our Kalamansi Marmalade was awarded 2-stars by The Great Taste Awards 2020
Return to trading at farmers markets including new locations at Milford and Godalming
April to May 2020
Roni became one of the volunteer cooks for #FilipinoFood4NHS through the Filipino Food UK group and Kanlungan Filipino Alliance, where over 1,500 meals have been delivered to various NHS hospitals in London, Surrey and Manchester
The UK was placed in lockdown due to COVID-19. Continued service through all online platforms
Increased presence in Surrey Markets - Walton on Thames, Epsom, Staines, Camberley and Cobham
Partnered with Chilli Mash Company to manufacture our products
Black Bean Chilli Oil was awarded a star by The Great Taste Awards 2019 (Any other oils, plain or flavoured Category)
Opened RoniB's Kitchen Amazon Store
Distribution within Amazon platform to include Pan-European
RoniB's Kitchen becomes a Registered TradeMark in the United Kingdom
The New Filipino Kitchen Book was published with Roni's contribution of Sans Rival recipe
Launched product listing in Amazon UK
Soft launch of our Chilli Oil product line
Soft launch of our flagship products, Adobo Sauce and BBQ Marinade
Company was registered
Roni joined the cook-off at Kristie Allsopp's Handmade Christmas Show on Channel 4