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Our Chili Story

Ate Khaye and Kuya Bryan Gindoy

Kusina ni Ate Khaye was established during the pandemic. Like any other business, Kathleen Gindoy, a.k.a Ate Khaye and Bryan Gindoy, our Chief Executive Officer had such tough times.  Prior Kusina ni Ate Khaye, they are co-managing an online marketing company that was also affected by COVID19. The couple has 4 kids and had to make a great shift to their career. 

They love cooking and testing different menu. Since they have small children that doesn’t appreciate spicy food yet, they always have chili garlic in their pantry as part of their everyday life. 

Tagal na ng chili garlic namin. Lagi kami may stocks nito, but that’s just for our personal use kasi nga may mga bagets kami. So ung mga luto ko, hindi ko pwedeng gawing spicy.” Ate Khaye said.

They started cooking food and delivering “merienda” and “ulam in their community. Since they use to make spicy dishes not spicy for their children, they also consider their customers’ children and so it became a habit. “To compensate, nagstart kami mag lagay ng small pack ng chili garlic namin sa mga dinedeliver kong pagkain. Para at least, si customer na ung bahalang maglagay kung gusto nila ng maanghang. So dun na nagsimula.” kuya Bryan said. 

Some of their customers couldn’t get enough of their dishes and their chili garlic. They recommended the couple to sell chili garlic and bilao orders. “Nung una super kinabahan ako. Kaya ko ba masustain ung lasa, madami na din nag chichili garlic and nagpapabilao order. Mga ganun ung mga iniisip ko.” ate Khaye said. But their customers requests boost their confidence. That’s when they started started taking this business more seriously and thought of some other ways to reach more people. 

As of today, September 2020, they already reached a few provinces to distribute their chili garlic product and start growing like a fire. The couple is planning to expand their bilao orders in the future and said they will be open for investors or franchise offers in the future. “Right now, yung chili garlic muna. Pero who knows ‘di ba? Pag anjan na yan, e ‘di go.” the CEO said.

Who is Ate Khaye

Ate Khaye (Kathleen Gindoy) is the only daughter from a family of 3 kids. Since she’s the eldest in their family, she has to help her parents and she started showing passion for cooking since she’s 7.  She loves watching cooking reality shows, especially Gordon Ramsey. 

Kathleen Gindoy, Ate Khaye

Her love in cooking grew more and more while watching her favorite TV Show, Master Chef. This TV show inspired her that, in cooking, the palate is better than skills. For her, it’s easier to train the hands than train he palate. 

She always claims that she’s just lucky to have people that love her cooking, her relatives, friends, and her family. She said that if it’s not because kuya Bryan’s motivating her that she can do it, she wouldn’t be able to have that courage to cook for everyone. She thinks that she is also blessed with every situation. “Alam mo yun, yung alam mong nahihirapan ka, pero ramdam mong nangyayari tong mga hardships na to dahil may mas mainam na plano ang Panginoon para sayo.” she added.

The epic delivery boy.

Ate Khaye (Kathleen Gindoy) is the only daughter from a family of 3 kids. Since she’s the eldest in their family, she has to help her parents and she started showing passion for cooking since she’s 7.  She loves watching cooking reality shows, especially Gordon Ramsey. 

Kathleen Gindoy, Ate Khaye