The challenging part about baking isn't only when you make the treat—sometimes, sourcing the ingredients can be difficult too. Unfortunately, not all baking ingredients are readily available in local supermarkets, and this could be frustrating, especially when you're running your own food business.
Blogger Wanderbites by Bobbie recently discovered a warehouse in Pasay City, where you can buy all sorts of baking ingredients and food supplies especially in large, sulit sizes—it's basically heaven for food business owners. The Restaurant Depot is a membership-only specialty grocery store for people particularly involved in the food service industry (bakers, caterers, chefs, baristas, etc.)
Check out their wide selection of flavored syrups and gourmet sauces:
You can score kilos of baking ingredients—from marshmallows to chocolates—here:
Restaurant Depot also sells cold cuts and cheeses...
...and even spices!
Aside from ingredients, the grocery store also carries containers and other packaging materials!
Caterers can also find some chafing dishes and trays here:
Membership to Restaurant Depot is free! To apply, you'll need to present any of these proof of business:
- Business permit
- Certificate of registration
- Mayor's permit
- DTI permit
- Company website or page on Facebook or Instagram
You can fill up the online form on their website to fast track your application process.
Restaurant Depot is located at 2738 F.B. Harrison St. Pasay City. They're open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you're planning to visit the specialty grocery store soon, just remember to wear your face mask, wash your hands, and practice physical distancing!
For more information, log on to Restaurant Depot's website.