ABOUT MAMA V
After 17 years in the United States, I decided to come back home to manila last 2004. I opened a restaurant called Mama V Restaurant on the ground floor of Providence Tower, 2471 Leon Guinto street, corner Estrada, Malate, Manila with my mother - Lucita Campos Vitas, better known as Tita. She is my mother, first and foremost, my best friend, my idol, my inspiration and my rock. I wouldn’t be who I am today and wouldn’t be where I am in my life without her constant example, strength, support, laughter and inspiration. To say that I adore this woman is an understatement.
BUSINESS AS USUAL
This restaurant with her home-cooking was my first venture into entrepreneurship. I left after high school and studied, worked and lived in Boston, Los Angeles and New York for 17 years from 1986 to 2003. My mom, meanwhile, has been a lifelong entrepreneur. She was one of the top exporters from the Philippines with an amazing & diverse roster of international clients around the globe - from Johannesburg-Tel Aviv-Germany-New York-Japan-Australia to Buenos Aires in the early seventies to the late nineties. With two dragon ladies (mother & daughter) vying for the boss position, you can imagine it wasn’t easy. I was as a tough as nails New Yorker who wouldn’t budge at that stage in my life. My mother was already a phenomenally accomplished businesswoman. I left the business after a few years to go on my own professional - employment & business - adventures in Manila which were in the areas of fashion, scents, prepared foods (sauces), food distribution, education, wellness and e-commerce. The last few years, she has been giving family & friends her rich & delicious bacon carbonara as gifts. Both adults and children kept raving about how good it was each and every time, without fail.
One night a few months ago, while my mom, my brother Anthony & my cousin Paulo Reyes and I were hanging out at Mama V Restaurant, Paulo was sharing how he managed to finish half a box of bacon carbonara in one sitting (half a kilo of pasta). A lightbulb went off inside my head. Why not bring the party tray- family style Mama V food to people’s homes, gatherings, parties and special occasions? Being in a one-location restaurant in a school district (St. Scho, College of St. Benilde & De La Salle University) limits your audience, especially with the traffic in Manila. Mama V Delicious: Delicious Meals To-Go was born that evening.
DELICIOUS AT YOUR DOORSTEP!
We have cooked food that’s ready to eat (bacon carbonara & garlic sotanghon). We also have frozen food, ready for frying (daing na bangus, salty angus tapa, spicy angus tapa, sweet angus tapa & chicharon bulaklak). The frozen food is individually packed per serving inside the box. We have recently added raw crispy kropek, in individually packed per serving bags, ready for frying. Delivery charges will be added on top of your product order amount. Delivery will be made 1-2 days after payment has been confirmed received.