Ivan Pelaez commenced Kusina ni Bange in February with her a few little ones and husband, serving and delivering Filipino food in Fresno and Clovis. Pics contributed by Ivan Pelaez
Composed by Edward Smith
1 Clovis lady and her household have turned their appreciate of cooking into a catering business serving Fresno and Clovis.
Ivan Pelaez started out Kusina ni Bange in February with her a few small children and spouse, serving and providing Filipino food items.
Pelaez prepares the menu for the week, publishing what foodstuff would be out there every working day on Facebook. She and her loved ones then prepare dinner out of the Clovis Culinary Kitchen, offering cost-free supply to patrons — from person orders to larger functions.
A distributor is even bringing their marinated meats to the Bay Place and Southern California.
Their greatest sellers are the sushi bake, the seafood platter and the bacolod rooster inasal — a barbecued rooster well-liked in Pelaez’ hometown in the Philippines.
Pelaez states there aren’t a whole lot of Filipino choices out there in town. And rather than go by a supply app, “why not convey the foodstuff to them?” she suggests.
She obtained the notion to get started the small business right after shelling out 2020 cooking food items for people today in the overall health care market. Her spouse operates at a care home facility and she assumed about staff there and what they had been likely by means of in the pandemic.
“I come to feel for our caregivers, I experience for our nurses and our well being workers in general,” Pelaez reported. She started off delivering pre-manufactured meals to them. She then expanded and began offering food stuff to additional good friends and relatives. All the though she doing work at her day career as a industry provider engineer checking out factories and oil rigs all through the Central Valley.
Persons liked her meals and recommended she commence her personal small business. She thought about it for a time and sooner or later submitted the paperwork for Kusina ni Bange — after a nickname pals had specified her.
She nevertheless will work at her working day career and juggles among that and her catering business enterprise. Pelaez enjoys cooking as does the rest of her family members. They just about every have their individual specialty, she claims. She claims her two daughters and son — aged 18-26 — get excited to get the job done in an industrial house these types of as the Clovis Culinary Kitchen area.
“I hardly ever thought they would have this entrepreneur attitude as very well,” Pelaez claimed.
The aim is to get started a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the next few years, but they are ready to get a feel for the business enterprise. She desires it to turn out to be significant, but she knows the troubles of upscaling. So now, they limit them selves to what they can do. But they all love the option to prepare dinner.
“We adore to be in our kitchen area, it’s our satisfied spot, it is our playground,” Pelaez stated.