Empowering entrepreneurs, teaching non-bakers, soon-to-be bakery owners the ABCs of Commercial Bread and Cake Baking. Simple recipes, effective procedures and priceless tips to start your own bakery business confidently. Guaranteed learning!
The business started at Kalumpang, Marikina City (October 2012) and moved at Concepcion Uno, Marikina City (August 2014) and now currently located at Midtown Subd. San Roque, Marikina City. In three generations of bakery businesses, Tapat Bakery (Kalumpang, Marikina, Rizal - 1949) from the grandparents and Nora’s Sari-sari Store and Bakery (1981-1985) from parents of EM & M Bakeshop owner Edgar. Now, together with his co-owner Myra started selling quality breads on October 13, 2012 and now with almost four years of existence, gave satisfaction and smile in their everyday customers and “suki.”
The Baking Sharing Advocacy Workshops and beyond:
The baking-tandem mentors Edgar and Myra, has already taught 1101+ students (and counting) all across the Philippines and the World. From zero-knowledge to expert bakers as well as from already and soon-to-be bakery owners. From as young as 10 years old and as active as 74 years old. Perfecting the making of quality breads for Commercial selling as well as home baking.
July 2015 nang mag simula naman kaming magturo ng Bread at Cake Baking. Ang natatandaan sabi ko noon sa aking boss/master baker Myra M. Castillo. Nabo-boring ako sa pare-pareho nating ginagawa, wala ng challenge. Magmamasa sa gabi, magluluto sa 2am ng madaling araw para sa order ng 500 pcs toasted siopao, magtitinda sa umaga ng pandesal, pagkatapos mag-deliver para sa Greenhills ng monay at pudding, pag-uwi gagawa ulit ng paninda sa hapon. Pahinga ng konti, tapos magmamasa ulit. Wala ng pinagkaiba ang bawat araw at gabi na lumilipas. Kala ko miski hindi na ako mag-gym magkaka-abs at lalaki na mga muscles ko, huh, hindi pala. Magturo kaya tayo?!" sabi ko sa kanya. Ang sagot nya noon, "naku, baka pumalpak ka, baka hindi umalsa at baka mapahiya tayo!"
"Suportahan mo lang ako, marami akong hindi alam na techinique na ikaw ang magaling at nakaka-alam. Magtulungan lang tayo, hindi ako papalpak kung sa isang araw lang, ako bahala!" ang eksaktong sagot ko sa kanya.
September 2016, we decided to stop our bakery and transfer our equipments and setup at home. My brother-in-law and my sister continue the bakery business we left at Concepcion, Marikina City. Concentrating on teaching and helping aspiring bakers and entrepreneurs. Our weapons is our experience, we will start from here! How hard and rough the path we’ve been through are just enough for us to look into more diversity and perspective.
September 2018, makalipas ang 4 taon, may 1001+ baking students na pala ang aming naturuan, may marunong, may nagdudunong-dungan. may mayabang, may mas magaling pa sa amin at mas matagal pa sa negosyong ito. May pilisopo, tahimik, malakas ang boses, mahiyain, takot at karamihan tulad naming hamak na baguhan lamang na lahat ay susubukan at kakayanin maumpisahan lamang ang negosyong alam naming may patutunguhan.
Mula sa ating mga kababayan na gustong pasukin at subukan ang negosyong ito, Mga doctor, fiscal, ambassador, engineer, teacher, politician, chef, businessman, networker, baker, seaman, nurse, pastor, sundalo, piloto, housewife, student, foreigner, bakery owner at marami pang iba. Mapa-babae, lalake, bata o matanda, sa Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao at saan mang panig ng mundo ang aming mga taong nakasalamuha. Iisa lang ang nakikita namin sa kanilang mga mata -- the eagerness to learn and the determination to earn.
Ang aming sakripisyo, pagtitiis at walang humpay na panalangin sa Diyos ay nagbunga ng higit pa sa aming inaasahan. Sa bawat panibagong estudyante na aming tuturuan, nandun pa rin ang aming excitement (ang kaba), ang aming sigla at kagustuhan makatulong sa mga nag-uumpisa at nangangailangan ng aming munting kaalaman na sa kanila ay malaking bagay na.
Everything happened for a reason and all had a purpose. 6 years experience, 3 years perfecting the Art of Baking Commercial Breads, looking forward to many years of teaching aspiring entrepreneurs and newbies the secrets within the secret of Pinoy breads we all love. The commitment continues... helping others discover the simplicity of this business. Enjoying every moments we shared with new found friends. Now looking for a bigger opportunity to share our humble knowledge to much bigger audience from different places and people. Feel free to visit this site as we post and update our activities. Have a pleasant day always. God Bless.
- EDGAR C. MEJIA (co-owner), updated September 2018