Geritos Food House started its operation last October 13, 2018, in the humble kitchen of its owner, Jean Diaz Palabrica. She began by serving Batchoy and her favourite halo-halo, together with her mother Percelita, her brother Jose Gerito Jr, and her cousins Emiljun, Romar & Melchor.
With their neighbours as first customers, she started receiving many orders, which helped her buy new pieces of equipment and expand their business.
After a few months, Jean’s husband, Kenneth, suggested renting a space for a physical store. They got one by the highway, and opened “Geritos Batchoy ATBP.” They have started dine-in and take-out services too. They had further expanded after a year, and have started offering delivery and catering services when her cousins Cheeryl, Sherwin & Mark Alvin joined the team.
That’s when their business took the name of “Geritos Food House”, inspired by her late father Jose Gerito Sr. until today.
2020 is full of heartaches and hardships. Our beloved mother passed away, and COVID-19 hit our world; we are so affected. Huge losses, but we’re very positive and focus.
In the same year, we launched our Lechon manok, and we called this “Percelita’s Lechon Manok” dedicated to our loving mother.