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Bread Factory Cafe Now In Town

  The sounds of the cooking pan rattling against the stove, dishes clashing against each other and the sound of footsteps walking around the kitchen. Those were the mornings that
30 Sep 2017 10:00
Bread Factory Cafe Now In Town
Bread Factory Cafe in Suva.

 

The sounds of the cooking pan rattling against the stove, dishes clashing against each other and the sound of footsteps walking around the kitchen.

Those were the mornings that chef Israel Jason Sta Rosa would wake up to everyday as his mother would march around the kitchen preparing for their family meal.

As his mother would concentrate on making the perfect breakfast, Jason would watch her with eagerness, hoping he would be as great of a cook as his mother.

A few years later, he enrolled at the Center for Culinary Arts in Manila Philippines.

He spent 10 years learning and trying his best to master the skills of a chef.

This year, he was determined to open a bread store with the taste of Italy and the Philippines.

Last week Friday, his dreams became a reality when the Bread Factory Cafe opened its doors.

The cafe is located along Victoria Parade, opposite the Suva City Library.

While speaking in the national Filipino language, Tagalog, he said he invested 60 per cent of his savings into this shop and hopes it will survive through any ordeal.

Before the shop opened, he trained his staff of 10, whom he says are very hard working and dedicated.

He was encouraged by some local filipino to establish a cafe or restaurant in Fiji.

So far, the first timer is enjoying our country’s hospitality and hopes he could spend his Christmas in Fiji with his daughter and wife who are still in the Philippines.

 

About the Bread Factory

From pastries to home-made drinks and pasta dishes, the Bread Factory has it all.

It opens from 6.30am to 6pm.

“We do not sell leftovers.

“So I wake up every morning at 5am and prepare for the day. All our food is fresh,” said Mr Sta Rosa.

The idea of having an Italian-themed shop was born when he went to Italy for a trip a few years ago.

He starred in local Filipino food shows alongside famous celebrities like Marian Rivera.

He plans to open another branch in the Western Division sometime in the future.

Feedback: monica.aguilar@fijisun.com.fj

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