Anna Carreon | June 29, 2017
Le Dessert Cakes & Pastries was established by the Bernardo family in 2004.
With only PHP 700 as capital, Romelisa Bernardo and her husband decided to set-up their food-selling business to supplement and address their growing financial needs. The very first product they sold was empanada, which was distributed on consignment, to schools, offices, and canteens within Puerto Princesa City.
The turning point for the Bernardo’s was when they sold Crema de Fruta and other cakes during Christmas season. The feedback from their family – their primary customers – was very positive and thus inspired the couple to make their baking business, official.
Years later, through numerous challenges and trials, Le Dessert Cakes & Pastries still serves up unique and tasty baked treats to Palaweños.
Their partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Science and Technology (DoST) allowed them to reach more potential customers and more importantly, help the local agricultural industry. The Bernardo’s sources products such as: Eggs, Cassava, Ube, Peanut, Cashew, and Buko from local suppliers.
A proud user of Pilmico flour, Le Dessert Cakes & Pastries vows to continue their good will to the community by patronizing local produce and innovating products which Palaweños will be proud of.
Le Dessert Cakes & Pastries was one of the exhibitors at the recent Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food, Agri & Livelihood Expo in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The event, whose objective is to “Create a venue that celebrates local businesses and inspires the next generation of agri-entrepreneurs” attracted over 250 participants. The next stop for the nationwide caravan is in Pampanga.