Dive Into a Fresh Culinary Experience with Josiah's Catering

A Legacy Passed On: The New Generation of Josiah’s Catering Promises Fresh Culinary Experiences

It's the dawn of a new era for Josiah's Catering, as a new generation of management takes its turn to bring fresh ideas and exciting ventures with the same quality of culinary experience that has captured the hearts of its patrons.
After more than two decades of making occasions and events sumptuous with bespoke catering service, Josiah's owners Jet and Boyet Versoza passed on their legacy, entrusting the future of the company to their children. 

Chief Operating Officer Freshnaida Versoza is now on top of the entire operations, including new partnerships and business ventures. All marketing innovations and creative concepts are managed by Chief Marketing Officer Josh Versoza. Chef Jasper Versoza is making sure that the supreme quality of food Josiah's is known for is well-maintained and improvements through research and development are performed well. 

Their inherent passion for food bolsters the confidence that Josiah’s Catering will remain committed to providing world-class catering service. Before their takeover, the siblings were already involved in running the family business, giving them enough exposure and experience to master the craft.

In fact, all concept restaurants by the Versoza family are brainchildren of the siblings. The Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse, which is popular for its juicy rack of perfectly smoked ribs, has grown from its first branch at Dau, Marikina  and with its new branch in Ayala UP Town Center.  The launch of Jet’s Bistro at Sikatuna Village in Quezon City was the sibling’s tribute to their mother. It’s a heritage restaurant that offers Josiah’s bestsellers albeit with a modern twist. 

This 2018, the company’s list of concept restaurants will expand with two new additions, the Lick and Bite and the Steaming Cow at Vertis North. Josiah’s Catering is also making its first venture in hospitality management as they bring their culinary expertise at Summit Ridge in Tagaytay. 

“Right now, our energy is focused on continuing the quality of food and catering service with fresh ideas and culinary offerings to stay relevant to the market,” Freshnaida Versoza.  “We are also expanding the brand with soon-to-open concept restaurants to diversify the tastes and flavors that Josiah’s Catering can offer.”
New, exciting ventures and food innovations await Josiah’s Catering, as it begins a new era in the hands of Fresh, Josh, and Jasper.


To know more about Josiah’s Catering, visit their website < www.josiahcatering.com > or call (+632) 475-2703.





Chief Operating Officer Freshnaida Versoza





Josh Versoza, Chief Marketing Officer

                                           Chef Jasper Versoza , Chief Production Officer and Corporate Chef

A Delectable Experience at The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery



When I first found out about the Fat Seed Cafe + Roaster, I saw how instagram-worthy their dishes are. However, when I got to taste their dishes, I found out their dishes don't only look good, they also taste good. It's such a shame since I don't frequent the part of UP Town Center where they're located. But now, I certainly will.


Mushroom Fritters (P175)

A few years back, I was a big fan of a snack known as mushroom fries. Since then, I saw a bunch of restaurants come up with their own versions. I've got to say The Fat Seed's version is head and shoulders over the ones I have tasted. It's even loaded with parmesan and that's always a good thing.


Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Ube Waffle in Salted Egg Sauce (P325)

The Fat Seed put a different kind of twist into the highly popular Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Instead of the usual plain waffle at its side, they put ube waffle. Don't overlook the three small cups with it though which are pickled red onion, salted egg sauce and bacon infused maple syrup. Dip the chicken in any of those three and you'll be in cloud 9.

The Fat Seed Signature Porkchop (P395)

Meatlovers know that porkchop on itself is a tasty dish. However, the Fat Seed Signature Porkchop is simply in a league of its own. Creamy deli mustard sauce, home-made miso and sweet potato puree is added to this masterpiece. It will only be a matter of time before its added to your favorites.


Hotate Soy Cream Pasta (P385)

One of the best-sellers is the Hotate Soy Cream pasta. When I got to try it, I quickly found out why. It's a great mixture of some Japanese soy cream, scallops, ebiko, bonito flakes and nori shreds. Enjoy this one while it's still hot. It may not be as good when it gets cold.


Rojito

We were lucky enough to be the first ones to try their new cocktails. The first one is the Rojito which is basically mojito with cachaka rum, mint, lime, sugar and a touch of cranberry juice. I'm a big fan of mint cocktails so this one gets a giant thumbs up from me. It's also perfect for the sunny weather we're currently experiencing.


Wagyu Pares (P305)

At first look, you'll think the Wagyu Pares is only for kids because it's presented in a silver lunchbox. The truth is it's also for people who want to relieve their childhood days. I also perceive wagyu cubes as comfort food. Turn it into a pare-style dish and this one has "gold" written all over it. What a treat!

Purple Haze

The 2nd cocktail is the Purple Haze which is johnny walker black label with lemon juice, egg white and a hint of blueberry. I have to admire their creative juices since they basically came up with the name a few minutes before we tried it. Despite that, it's a pretty catchy name. Don't overlook the taste though because what a joy it was.






To close the night, we sampled a couple of their caffeinated drinks. The place also has high-speed Internet and is a great hangout for kids studying at the nearby schools. Of course, adults who are looking for a place to catch up with friends would be wise to choose this place. It has one of the best interiors in the entire mall.


The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery
1/F UP Town Center

Wagyu 63 Taking Over Cu Chi Bar on April 7




Aldous ate the World is a proud media partner of Back to the 90's #Wagyu x CuChi happening on April 7. Dance to 1990's Hip Hop and R & B hits by DJ Diomampo while enjoying freshly cooked wagyu cubes from Wagyu 63 and excellent cocktails from Cu Chi Bar. Entrance is free! Come over and bring the entire squad!



The Ups and Downs of Northern Hope Tour's El Nido Tour A and C

No El Nido trip is complete without doing the different tours. Recently, I went to El Nido for the first time and decided to book Tours A & C with Northern Hope Tours. For this review, I've decided to bring back the Ups and Downs. For those who are not familiar with it, it's where I give the good bits an up and the bad bits a down. Also, I decided to combine some places we went at Tour A with some places we went to at Tour C. Anyway, I'm sure you're very excited so without further adieu, lets up some downs:


Helicopter Beach and Seven Commando Beach













The first parts of both Tour A and C is without a doubt the best. Both Helicopter Island and Seven Commando Beach are crystal clear white sand beaches I could spend hours at. Therefore, this gets a giant up. There are some refreshments available at the islands too. Fact: Helicopter Island is named that way because it is shaped like a helicopter.


Matinloc Shrine



For a wonderful view, Matinloc Shrine is the place to be. Unfortunately, you'll need to pay 100 pesos to enter. When we got there, it wasn't that crowded because most tourists aren't keen on paying an entrance free. Was the P100 worth it? Not really. Down!


Secret Lagoon, Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon






Tour A will let you explore 3 lagoons. It was actually my first time in a lagoon and what an experience it was. Be reminded there are parts that get a little rocky so it's better to be in water shoes. By the way, the big lagoon is so huge that I wasn't able to explore the entire thing. If you easily get tired like me, it's highly recommended to explore the lagoons using a kayak. What an adventurous time it was! Up!

Hidden Beach and Secret Beach






One of the most known attractions of El Nido are the Hidden and Secret Beaches. Since they're hidden gems, you'll have no choice but to swim to get there. It's all worth it when you get there though. You're going to be glad you're in the surroundings of Mother Nature's work of arts. Up!


Talisay Beach and Simizu Island







Both tours include yummy island style lunch and we had them at small islands Shimizu Island and Talisay Beach. Despite being places where we just had lunch, they were pretty nice. Believe it or not, they were great places to take lots of pictures too. Up!


The Crew



The Northern Hope Tours team did a very good job in taking care of us. Ryan, the tour guide, was also very entertaining with his spot-on jokes and humorous hugot lines. My favorite was when he said, "I got 3 jokes. Joke joke joke!." The rest of the crew took care of those who didn't know how to swim by dragging their life vests to the boat or to the destination whenever they saw one of us floating in the sea. I highly commend their crew on a job well done so I give them a humongous up.


Final Tally

Up - 5                                                             Down - 1

  Tour A is P1200 per person that already includes lunch, mask & snorkel, life vests and guides. It includes stops to Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Simizu Island, Secret Lagoon and 7 Commandos Beach. The tour is from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Tour C is P1500 per person and also includes lunch, life vests, snorkeling gear and guides. It includes stops to Talisay Beach, Helicopter Island, Hidden Beach, Secret Beach,


Book at Norther Tours' Official Website