How it all started...

Patron Chef of Carinderia Ni Tandang Sora - Authentic Filipino Restaurant

Richelle Ortiz

Chef Richelle Ortiz, with over 15 years of culinary experience, has made significant contributions to the Filipino food scene. Notably, he played a pivotal role in establishing popular Filipino restaurants like Kabayan and Mc Davids, which have expanded to 5 branches and continue to grow. His expertise extends beyond Filipino cuisine, as he is a Specialty Chef skilled in Italian, French, and International dishes. Chef Ortiz has also worked at renowned establishments such as La petite Maison and Plaisir Du Chocolat Café and Restaurant.

His commitment to excellence is evident through his certifications in Food Safety and Catering, as well as his status as a Certified Person in Food Control under the Dubai Municipality. Furthermore, Chef Ortiz successfully launched two unique restaurant brands: Carinderia ni Tandang Sora and Uling at Parilya, each with its own distinctive concept and signature menu offerings. He firmly believes that the key to his kitchen’s success lies in collaborative teamwork.

Our mission

Embrace a diverse audience, including both Filipinos and non-Filipinos, with a delectable array of authentic Filipino cuisine crafted by our esteemed chef, Chef Richelle Ortiz. In addition, we proudly present a fusion of flavors, blending Hispanic, Japanese, and Italian dishes, all accompanied by world-class Filipino hospitality. As you savor these delightful flavors, immerse yourself in our charming Hispanic-inspired ambiance.”

Our vision

Create a distinguished Filipino restaurant that celebrates authentic Filipino cuisine, while also featuring guest menus inspired by other countries such as Japanese and Italian. These international influences seamlessly blend with our rich Filipino flavors. Our restaurant exudes the charm of the Hispanic era, enveloping guests in an ambiance that evokes nostalgia. Above all, every guest experiences the warmth of genuine Filipino hospitality.”

Our Team

Our strength lies in our team. Set up by Chef Richelle, the team strives to bring in the best people in our team to provide the best dining experience in Carinderia ni Tandang Sora

Awards & Recognition

Decor & Design