10 Irresistible and delicious quotes about Family,Friends,Food and Love that will make you hungry!

Family, friends, food, and love are inevitably tied together. One cannot simply enjoy food without thinking or sharing with family and friends.

The act of preparing food is simply an act of love by itself.

Love is life’s greatest gift and this is the reason why people have an overwhelming passion for love quotes.  But love is best enjoyed, showed or expressed through a sumptuous meal together with that special friend or that special someone.

Well, you’re in luck coz Chef’s got you covered! Keep reading to experience love, to enjoy the elite taste of tradition and to simply be surrounded with passion, aspiration and have a whole new respect for food.

1. There is no sincerer love than the love of food. – George Bernard Shaw

2. I grew up playing music and enjoying good food, friends, and family in my own backyard.

3. Cooking from scratch is the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well being.

4. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. So true!

5. “The tradition of the Sunday feast accomplishes more than just feeding us. It nurtures us.” – Chef John Besh


6. Food is more intimate and sincere than you think.


7. Nothing really brings people together like good soulful food!


8. Sobremesa – is the time spent around the table after lunch or dinner, talking to the people you shared the meal with; time to digest and savor the food and friendship.

9. “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Fanny Fern (1811-1872)


10. “Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.”
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)


Truly experiencing love shared with family and friends, because of food and native delicacies, is the best feeling there is.  Chef Impling gives you passion, love and Elite taste of food always and forever.


Kapatid Mentor Me kicks off in the Happy Island of Catanduanes

Simplicio Mendoza or commonly known in the Happy Island as Chef Impling, regularly attend training and seminars to further improve their product and their business.

August 25, 2017 was a gloomy day in the Happy Island.  It was once called the Land of the Howling Winds because Virac Catanduanes was in the typhoon belt.

And so it was, on that day, the Happy Island was under Signal number 1, due to Super Typhoon Jolina. But this did not stop the kickoff ceremonies of “Kapatid Mentor Me” in the Happy Island. The mentors were: Sir Armando Bartolome (Entrepreneurial Mindsetting and Values Formation) and Mr. Victor Madlangbayan (Marketing).

Fortunately, Chef Impling together with other Micro Small Medium Enterprises here in the happy island were qualified as mentees. To qualify they should be a business owner or manager of an enterprise with an asset of Php3 Million below and at least operational for a year.

“Kapatid: Mentor Me”

“Kapatid Mentor Me” is an extensive 10-week long training with 10 modules such as Marketing, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management among others that aim to help Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) to further innovate and improve their products when it comes to producing and marketing.

On the 11th week, the Mentees (these are the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises who were qualified) will be presenting their business improvement plan to the trainors. This will include the things that they’ve learned from the lectures and one-on-one mentoring sessions and will include how these will help their business.

Look out for the improvement plan presentation of Chef Impling! Here in our kitchen, we aspire to always increase our perceived value. Passion and Excellence are our aim, bringing people and families together is our game.

5 Tasty Reasons to visit the Happy Island of Catanduanes

Are you a lover of Food? Do you travel to find and explore different native delicacies in our country?  Your search is over!

Welcome to the Happy Island of Catanduanes where we offer the Elite Taste of Tradition perfected this generation!

Chef Impling is a local Chef from the Happy Island of Catanduanes and his love for his wife, Madame Salvacion, and of course, his appreciation for delectable food brought him to perfect his respectable Latik Recipe.

So if you appreciate good food and you’re driven by passion and family then you came to the right place.

Every Filipino loves to eat.  When we’re happy we celebrate and we dine together. When we’re sad we console ourselves with comfort food. Every gathering there’s always food.

Chef Impling gives you 5 reasons to visit the Happy Island of Catanduanes to satisfy your taste buds.

1. Chef Impling’s LATIK – every bite takes you Home

Our best seller is Chef Impling’s Latik.  This is a rice cake served with latik sauce.  The latik is not the usual rice curd but a caramelized coconut sauce.  This is called “banyar” in the local terminology, which means “to bathe”.  The soft and sticky rice cake bathes in the caramelized coconut banyar which gives it the Elite taste of tradition.

2. Chef Impling’s IBOS

Our second reason to visit the Happy Island of Catanduanes is Chef Impling’s Ibos. This is a sticky rice roll usually paired with white sugar. Banyar is also a common partner when eating Ibos for it gives the right amount of sweetness to the Ibos. The perfect pair though would be the local chocolate drink called Tabrilla. This is a drink made from the cacao fruit locally grown in the Happy Island.

3. Chef Impling’s PINANGAT

The third reason to visit the Happy Island of Catanduanes is Chef Impling’s Pinangat.  This is not a kakanin but also a local favorite dish enjoyed during special occasions or served whenever we are entertaining guests. Our Pinangat is different from the others because we combine coconut meat with the local fresh water shrimp called Igatan. These shrimps can be found in the river in one of our local towns here in the happy island.

4. Chef Impling’s TILMOK

Chef Impling’s Tilmok, in local terminology means “tumok” or crushed.  This will be the fourth reason to visit the Happy Island of Catanduanes.  This dish is named Tilmok because it’s a combination of crushed Igatan shrimp and coconut meat.  The sweetness of the coconut meat compliments the Igatan shrimp’s subtle saltiness.  This combination makes this dish melt in your mouth.

5. Chef Impling’s Suka

And finally, the 5th reason to visit the Happy Island of Catanduanes is Chef Impling’s Suka, or coconut vinegar.  We Filipinos love our dips so much that our meal is incomplete without them. Our suka is not made from the coconut sap but from the coconut water itself.  The incorporation of the “mother vinegar” makes our vinegar’s acidity within the range of the apple cider.  It’s not too acidic so we can enjoy dipping without worrying too much about upsetting our stomach and get acid refluxes.


Missing the taste of home? Chef Impling goes to Megamall this October!


Tired of the fast paced city life? Longing for some homey feel?  Chef Impling’s Latik is the perfect comfort food for you.

If you’re in Manila on October 5-17, 2017, drop by SM Megamall trade fair for the annual OKB-Gayon Bicol Regional Trade and Travel Fair.  Don’t forget to look for Chef Impling’s Latik.  A box of our Latik will surely melt away your stress from the city life and bring back the serene and relaxing country feel.  Surely a taste of tradition in one bite of Chef Impling’s Latik.

Every bite takes you home, Best pasalubong, Happy Island native delicacy

A bite of this delectable dessert will surely bring back your happy childhood memories. From the carefree days of your childhood to your mother’s cooking and that familiar feeling of the countryside.  This straight forward dessert melts away your stress from this fast paced generation where everything is instant.



Latik box of 10’s

Quick Facts about OKB

The OK Bikol Association, Inc. (OKB) helps local entrepreneurs and communities realize their potential to make lasting economic and social changes in the face of extreme challenges.  OKB places emphasis on empowering micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), giving them opportunities to initiate and implement broad and important changes in the society.

Once a year, OKB in partnership with DTI and DOT Region 5, hosts OKB Gayon Bicol Regional Trade and Travel Fair.


Chef Impling awaits for its DOST accreditation

Ultimate care and cleanliness are necessary for handling and preparing food. In fact, food business entrepreneurs, whether food processors or food service providers have big responsibilities in ensuring that their food products are handled and prepared properly. This is to avoid food contamination and prevent diseases or the spread of foodborne illnesses among customers.

With these unrelenting concerns, it has become imperative that food processors must be properly trained in Food Safety principles and practice. This is where the guidance and expertise of Food Safety specialists come in.

Chef Impling having submitted all requirements for the DOST accreditation is waiting for DOST’s endorsement.

Currently, DTI and DOT recognizes and endorses Chef Impling as one of the benchmark of the latik industry in Catanduanes.

Last, July 20, 2017 Madame Asuncion Mendoza, Chef Impling’s wife attended the Food Safety and FDA Licensing Orientation organized by DTI-Catanduanes in cooperation with the Catanduanes Negosyo Centers and the MSME’s in the Happy Island of Catanduanes.

From Flop to Pop: Chef Impling’s formula to Sucess!

Simplicio Mendoza or Chef Impling to friends started his career as a craftsman.  He made different artistries and pieces of furniture made out of bamboo. After some time though, he realized that people are drawn to buy food instead of pieces of furniture so he then ventured to open up a bakery. To no avail, his bakery was, again, a flop just like his furniture business.

Without losing hope and heart he met Salvacion Sy of whom will be his wife. And his life suddenly turned 360.  As his romantic life blossomed so did Chef Impling’s desire to delve into the native delicacy business.  Together with his wife, they gave birth to Chef Impling’s famous Suman sa Latik.

With Madam Salvacion as his lucky charm and Chef Impling’s passion for food, they created and perfected Latik (rice cake in caramelized coconut).

It is the perfect fusion of malagkit (glutinous rice), malunggay, tanglad (lemon grass), and gata (coconut milk).

And from a small scale home business, it grew to accommodate 6 skilled workers, 3 among them are out-of-school youth which Chef Impling and Madame Salvacion are helping out so they can go back to their schooling.

Failing really is not an option to any businessman. It takes heart, passion and a whole lot of hard-work and patience to claim success.  But we can always fail forward and try again to give birth to our success stories just like our Chef Impling!

Chef Impling’s store facade beside their home in Sogod Tibgao Virac, Catanduanes