Bottles worth sharing
natuk is a Rinconada-Bicol dialect which means gata or coconut milk. Our story began in 2017 with the idea of bringing Bicol food closer to friends and colleagues here or abroad.
Kit, Jet and I tested our products in a home kitchen and launched it on Facebook. We sold 2 bottles our first day. Watch our story captured by Oliver Collins films here
With grace, we slowly grew. Today our products reached over 50 Cities and 25 Countries around the World.
Craft Rinconada-Bicol food that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
We offer food products of Rinconada-Bicol heritage.
Rinconada-Bicol area is the 5th district of Camarines Sur comprising the towns of Baao, Bula, Nabua, Balatan, Buhi and Iriga City. We share the same culinary heritage.
In October 8, 2017 we launched our flagship products- bottled Santol sa gata & Libas sa gata. We did the business part-time for 2 and a half years offering natuk as pasalubong to OFWs on Vacation.
Fast forward to year 2020 the Covid Pandemic broke out closing our borders to international trade. We almost came to an end since most if not all of our customers are OFWs/Balikbayans. We took a break for 2 months and pivoted to Ready to Heat products in microwaveable containers for NCR market. BEx, Dinuguan sa gata, Pork Laing, and Tinuktuk was a hit especially for work from home Customers. 2020 turned out to be our biggest year.
In 2021 with the Market slowly reopening, we opened our door to Resellers. We were granted FDA license to both our flagship products and the same year we launched our 3rd bottle - Laing a la Pobre.
2022 Present - We started catering to B2B market - grab and go stores/restaurants such as Porkmaru, BobMart and 3N Bakery. Our 4th Product Bibi is popular in our Community, our first non-coconut based product.
From the online space, we opened our first store in Iriga City - beyond natuk in September 11, 2022. A Specialty Shop with minimalist interiors offering Iced coffee and Pizza infused with Rinconada-Bicol flavors.
Sharing something good
From a side business to fill our time, we realized we have bigger shoes to fill. We wanted to help in our little way for our Rinconada Community to progress through (1) Local Sourcing - 100% of our raw materials are ethically sourced with the Community; (2) Providing decent livelihood opportunities to our staffs and (3) Promote food tourism.
Follow our journey in Facebook & Instagram @natuk.ph