Mompreneur of the Week: Leah of Bureaucraft Design Services / Foodstock Philippines


Name: Leah B. Paningbatan

Nickname: Leah

Short Bio: Freelance architect, part time mountaineer, full time vegetarian

Name of Business: Bureaucraft Design Services / Foodstock Philippines




What kept you busy before you became a Pinaypreneur?  Besides being a freelance architect, m managing 2 of our businesses ( Bureaucraft & Ambay) but now loving my new adventure with my new business which is about food/bottled goodies (Foodstock)

What made you decide to become a Pinaypreneur and start your own business?  I want to spend more time with my family

Tell us about your business, what is it about? Foodstock is all about providing healthier and better options to everyday dishes, snacks, and condiments. Our meatless take on common family ingredients and dishes are packed with so much flavor and nutrients they’re good to have every day! Plus, they’re all locally sourced and homemade…with love.

How did you start your business? The urge to share our family’s recipe  & principles (since vegetarian lahat ng products)

How do you promote your business and how do you find your target market?  Right now thru fb lang

What challenges do you have in your business? Finding time to do it.. its balancing my time with my kids or to do r&d for my new business..

What are you the most proud of in terms of your business? That its made with love hahahah no preservatives lahat ng items.. but on the downside, i couldnt promise long shelf life for my goods 🙁 3-4 wks for pesto.. kimchi/achara could last long if refrigerated but the chili garlic & bagoong umabot daw 6months according to one of my friends

What are your future plans for your business?  To add more varieties

How do you manage your time between your business, your personal life, and your family?  I couldnt 🙁 but i need to discipline myself more siguro


What advice can you give to aspiring entrepreneurs who are thinking of becoming one? As nike would say it, just do it!:) but you must have discipline to make it work


+632 3456 697 landline

09200920860 / 09232526685

Min. delivery charge of P75 for a minimum order of P300.00

shelf life: 3-4weeks. Refrigerate after opening.


About the author

Renz Mom to 2 beautiful girls, Peaches & Luzy. WAHM for 10 years and then I opened a small condo and office cleaning business. That's just the start. Follow me as I walk along my entrepreneurial journey. I hope you'll learn a thing or two from my experiences.

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  1. Nice packaging. I’m sure there will be more customers this coming holiday. Food gift is one of the choices every Christmas. .

  2. Wow! Very inspiring… I wish to have my own brand someday =)

  3. Love the packaging! That alone makes it enticing. My husband would love your products!

  4. Good luck on this. My main reason for starting a business if ever too would be to spend more time with my family too.

  5. wow, I really admire mompreneurs and I hope I can be one in the future..
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  6. Wow!! I wanna be a mompreneur too! Perhaps someday. 🙂
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  7. This is very inspiring. I also want to build up my own business someday.
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  8. Inspiring! And as someone who really really loves discovering food, I’m so curious to know more about her products!
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  9. This is a good stage for budding mompreneurs! Thank you for putting the spotlight on these inspiring moms. Being one is an entry to my bucket list that I want to check soon!
    The branding is nice and I would like to try her pesto 🙂
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  10. I really would like to own a business so I can spend more time with my family too. I am working full time with no holidays. This really inspire me.
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  11. Such an inspiring story about mompreneurship! 🙂 I have always wanted to find “that one” business for myself.
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  12. Very inspiring indeed! Go go mommy! 🙂 I bet this will be a hit during the holidays.

  13. I agree with Michi, the packaging is very nice and catchy! I like achara, I am going to visit her fb page now to check on what and how to order.
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  14. wow! ang galing naman! ang ganda ng packaging nya and nice brand name.
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  15. I’ve always admired mothers who juggle work, family, and everything in between. Creativity comes out when we least expect it. And yes, agree on the packaging.

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  16. Oh my, that Atchara looks really really yummy!

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