Sharing with you this interview with Jaycee Recto of BagWings! 🙂

Hey, I’m Jaycee Recto. I am the father of 5 kids. I am a natural designer on both traditional and digital medium. I graduated at Far Eastern University for free by being an Athlete. I love Football but being 36, my body is disagreeing with my brain.

I never thought I’m gonna cook. Bagwings is a food concept that we made based on another thing that Filipinos love to do, and that is drinking. We started with a menu that was built to be the ultimate “pulutan” selection, but then something happened, we noticed that people were ordering rice from the next stall after ordering Bagwings , so, we decided to make it a full-on rice meal concept. Our signature Bagwings dish is a mixture of roasted pork belly, chilled then deep-fried to perfection to attain that Northern and Southern fusion (Ilocos bagnet + Cebu Lechon) paired with fried chicken wings in various flavors glazed with our famous Bagwings chili oil.

Interview Questions:

Ginger: What is your Startup/brand/business?

Jaycee: BagWings!

Ginger: What is it about?

Jaycee: Bagnet Fusion and Chilli garlic wings.

Ginger: How long have you been in business?

Jaycee: Roughly 3yrs

Ginger: Who is your target market?

Jaycee: Everyone

Ginger: Why did you choose this market?

Jaycee: Its everyone eh!

Ginger: Can you give us the insight behind this market?

Jaycee: You can never go wrong with fried chicken and pork.

Ginger: How did you come up with this idea?

Jaycee: I was drunk…It’s a long story….

Ginger: What made you decide to start this kind of business?

Jaycee: The quest for quality pulutan…turned into a meal.

Ginger: Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming an Entrepreneur? What are these?

Jaycee: Definitely! Time, money and lifestyle

Ginger:  What are the greatest challenges in putting up and maintaining a business in your country?

Jaycee: Here in PH, the government is really unclear about the laws/rules in start-ups. Being a foodtrucker, there are no governing laws. There is a wide range of market but to be able to serve them the first road block is the government.

Ginger: What are three traits that you think an Entrepreneur/Startup Founder should have when starting their own business?

Jaycee: Value for time, endless patience, respect for MATH and Diskarte.

Ginger: Unforgettable moments or lessons that you learned as an Entrepreneur/Startup Founder.

Jaycee: Money changes everything.

Ginger: What advice can you give to other Entrepreneurs?

Jaycee: Learn when you fail.

Ginger: Do you believe that everyone should become entrepreneurs?

Jaycee: YES!!!!

Ginger: What are ways that you can do to raise capital?

Jaycee: Loan and external investments.

Ginger: How do you market your products?

Jaycee: Social media and proper exposure of brand in your location.

Ginger: Growth strategy?

Jaycee: Quality should never be compromised by volume.

Ginger: What are tech tools that you use for your business?

Jaycee: In marketing we are also Online. POS system in monitoring cash. Hi-end kitchen equipment for streamline production.

Ginger: Other things that you want to mention which you think are important.

Jaycee: PASSION is NOTHING WITHOUT ACTION.

Contact information about your business:
Website – www.bagwings.com.ph
Email address – jaycee@bagwings.com.ph
Mobile Number – 09176095335
Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/bagwings
Twitter account- bagwingsPH
Instagram account- BagwingsPH