For Rica Dakudao Buenaflor, it was passion calling her. Her move to Bicol in the early 2000s (where her husband Carlo is a proud local) is a watershed moment in her personal narrative: treading a path in the elevation of regional, heritage cuisine. From pioneering #BestofBicol (a collective aiming to promote the best of the region) to heading the research and development team of ¿Qué Pasa? (a Spanish-Bicolano restaurant in Naga City), the now Le Cordon Bleu Paris-schooled chef looks back at many afternoons watching their local household preparing among other dishes, the famous laing, Bicol’s passport to global culinary fame. The rest, as they say, is beautiful history.
Today, the eponymous brand of premium delicatessen crafted in Bicol for Filipinos around the world, Que Rica is a family of inspired, empowered individuals. From the community of women in Gainza, Camarines Sur where their bottled products are made, to the Pili nut farmers in Irosin, Sorsogon, Que Rica’s products are crafted in small batches—little gifts that pack passion, community, and authenticity in delicious, novel ways.
Only the Best
Passion. Community. Authenticity.
Que Rica’s brand pillars stay true to the nature of regional cuisine.
We’re mainstays at premium bazaars and events curated for the discerning cosmopolitan customer. Catch us regularly at Salcedo Market (every Saturday) and American Women’s Club of the Philippines Bazaar (monthly) among many others!
At Your Favorite Stores
We want to make sure our fans can enjoy our products anytime, anywhere. We’re available at selected specialty stores nationwide. Check www.querica.ph for more.
To make sure communities benefit from the brand’s growth, we’ve partnered with the women community of Gainza, Camarines Sur in the bottling of our products. We’re also partners with a community of Pili farmers and producers in Irosin, Sorsogon.
Talks, Food Tours & Cooking Demos
We believe that culinary heritage should be passed on to the next generations through dialogues, learning platforms such as talks, food tours & cooking demos. We’re one of the proud merchants of the Best of Bicol Food Tour.
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