Tips on Starting a Bakery Business in the Philippines

Updated: October 25, 2022

Bread is a staple food everywhere. In the Philippines, it is consumed as much as rice every day, especially during breakfast and merienda.

Hence, starting a bakery business is a promising venture. And fortunately, it doesn’t require a lot of capital to put up your own panaderya in your local area.

If you’re hoping to go into the bread business, then below are some tips that can help you start a bakery business in the Philippines.

Basics of Running a Pinoy Bake Shop

Before anything else, you need to ask yourself if this is the type of business you really want to put up and manage in the long run.

After all, this will be a responsibility that you will handle every day. So it’s important to have an interest in baking and bread preparation if you want to be successful in this business.

First of all, you have to study the specifics of the Filipino bakery industry. You need to know how you can successfully sell pan de sal and other bread products in your area. Do your homework – research.

Putting up your own bakery requires baking skills and knowledge in bread and pastries. You can enroll in baking lessons or training offered by TESDA or other culinary schools. Do not decide to start a bakery business if you don’t know how to bake. Knowing the baking process will make things easier for you as you manage your business.

It may take one month or so before you can learn how to bake. Make sure you’ll get a certificate after the training to show as proof to your customers. This will attract more customers because certificates from formal training vouch for your familiarity with the business.

Hands-on training will help you develop your baking skills. You can work with flour mills in your area to fully understand how things work. Remember, practice is better than theory. So go ahead and discover how you can enrich your baking knowledge through local baking courses.

Also, it’s important to find a good location. Some decide to put up their bakery business in their house. This is a practical decision since you don’t need to rent a place for your bakeshop. You just need to register your business and you’re good to go.

Food businesses like bakeries require human traffic. That means it’s advantageous to put it up in residential areas, near schools, the local market, and adjacent to hospitals. Terminals are also an ideal place to put up your bakery business.

Furthermore, develop your products that are appealing to your target market. You can research the best-selling baked products of other shops to see if they will work for you.

For example, if you are planning to put up a bakery in Manila, then sell bread that Manilenos like such as ensaymada, monay, tasty bread, and of course, pan de sal. Experiment and see what would appeal to your customers.

One basic rule in all businesses is to start small. Do what you can and use what you have. It’s not even advisable to loan a big amount of money if you’re not sure how to run your business yet.

If your business is growing, that’s the time you can expand your products and branches. Decide on the right equipment you will use and buy supplies as needed. Do not overspend.

Quick Tips

  • Some of the equipment you need includes bakery oven, dough mixer, bread crusher, bread slicer, and baking trays. Canvas before deciding to buy these essentials.
  • Maintain the quality and consistency of your products.
  • Good tasting bread will always attract customers. Focus on your ingredients and recipes. Be consistent in the taste of your products.
  • Learn from the people who buy your products. You can improve your current offers to get more customers.
  • Consider local regulations in your area. Secure your business permit, DTI certification, and other important documents.

As you grow your business, manage your resources well. Be thrifty and prudent in all your transactions especially if it involves your money. Aside from time, you also need to be responsible for your duties as the boss.

Be patient in understanding your business. The first steps are always the hardest. So you need to be passionate when dealing with people that can help you to become successful in the bakery business.

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  1. Yung auntie ko meron tatlong bakery isa nalang ngayon ang natira. Mejo mahirap mag manage ng bakery lalo na kapag wala kang first hand experience o alam sa pag gawa ng tinapay. Once na umalis ang panadero mo magclose talaga ang store for days na wala pang kapalit. So best dito sa mga may plan mag bakery ay mag aral din ng baking at pastry.

  2. Sa bakery business po ba papano ma compute ang interest o tubo ? Sa per sack of flour ba?

  3. Starting a bakery business at first is hard, you need proper training, proper people and most of all proper equipment. Talagang nasa execution mo pano mo mapapatakbo e. In terms of supply and equipment, yan ung magiging body kit kumbaga ng business mo, without that mahihirapan ka. I have been running bakery businesses na for years din with the help of Felusa or Usabal Enterprises. Sila nagsusupply ng equipments ko and ovens ko here in QC. Nung bumili ako ng ovens humingi narin ako ng konting tips dun sa owner on what to do para ma prolong ung business. And naging okay naman, that was 4 years ago. Kaya kung plan niyo magstart ng business with proper equipment and mindset, try talking to Tom Usabal of Usabal Enterprises in Marikina. Baka matulungan nila kayo. Equipment palang sobrang laking tulong na 🙂

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