Baker's Field started in 2009 upon my retirement with Land Bank of the Philippines, with initial capitalization of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (P 150,000.00) and two (2) work forces, one (1) baker and me. We started producing and selling Pan de Sal. In few months, Sweet Dough Bread was produced at a minimum volume just enough to supply the low population of a community. Realizing the need to increase sales and expand the market, selling to nearby Barangays was done using a borrowed small vehicle from my father. After a year, Baker's Field was able to buy a second hand unit vehicle out of my retirement pay, we continued to expand sales distribution covering both the east and west coast Barangays of Zamboanga City.
In mid-2012, we decided to enhance our products starting with Biscocho as our forerunner. We made production in a variety of flavors and initially sold to friends and relatives. We reaped great deal of feedback out of this innovation. From then, we went the extra mile by introducing Biscocho to small groceries in Zamboanga City along with our other products. With great satisfaction, we then market it to our city's chain of mall’s groceries. It is presently our overall champion product. Flavored Biscocho de Zamboanga is now a choice of nineteen (19) variants.
As a licensed micro-enterprise with expansion potential, Baker’s Field accepted the Rising Star Award by the Department of Trade and Industry in the Micro Enterprise category in 2015.
In 2017, Baker’s Field received the award as “The Most Innovative Product-Food”, during the Zamboanga Peninsula Exposition (ZAMPEX), “Most Improved Product” by the One Town One Product (OTOP) and “Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Department of Trade and Industry.
After seven (7) years of production, amidst obstacles and difficulties along the way, Baker's Field is now able to provide employment to eighteen (18) employees directly involved in sales and production operations. Sales coverage has expanded in nearby cities and regions: Basilan, Jolo, Bongao, Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro City and General Santos City. The international community has already tasted the crunchy Biscocho de Zamboanga thru the Philippine OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) and migrants who carry along with them as delicacies from home.
Our product has met the standards of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) GO LOKAL! Program and qualified as supplier to CityMall, Robinsons, SM Supermarket, Rustan’s among other Go Lokal! members. The products are currently in the pipeline for distribution to these prestigious institutions.
CityMall has just signed up with our company to supply initially with their twenty-four (24) branches nationwide. Another twenty-five (25) branches are on queue for this year and one hundred (100) branches fo