Name of Mompreneurs: Chefs Tina Trillana-Lagdameo and Rebecca Disini-Gomez
Mommy chef Rebecca pursued her passion for food in Le Cordon Bleu in London and graduated with a Cuisine Diploma. She is Food Safety and Hygiene Certified by the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. While working for Unilever as Regional Chef for Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Mommy Rebecca got a taste of the goodness the world has to offer. Now, she is mommy to a bright-eyed one-year-old daughter who is learning more and more about good food every day.
Mommy chef Tina went after her dream in the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She has an Associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary and is Safe serve certified. While in the Big Apple, Mommy Tina worked as a line cook in Tabla Restaurant and Catering Manager in the well-known and loved Dean and Deluca. She is mommy to a bubbly four-year-old girl and active one-year-old boy.
The Business Idea: Oh, Baby All Natural Baby Food, a line of all natural meals and snacks for baby, kids that’s even good enough for mommies and daddies.
How the business started: When former high school classmates and fellow mommy chefs Christina Trillana-Lagdameo and Rebecca Disini-Gomez had their babies, they couldn’t wait to introduce them to the world of food. What they found in the local supermarkets, however, was rather disappointing. The selection of jarred baby foods and teething biscuits was limited and their flavors and textures held little appeal.
Rather than settle for what was available, Christina and Rebecca decided to put their culinary expertise to use and make tasty and nutritious meals for their babies from all-natural ingredients. Their kids loved the food so much that they decided to share it with other parents and babies and Oh, Baby! All Natural Baby Foods was born.