About Us

The Tentay Story

In 1949, Ruperta D. Javier, an enterprising housewife concocted a fish sauce (patis) and fish paste (bagoong) from the fish hauls in the part of Navotas. Aware of the delicious taste of her sauces and proud of it, she simply named both “Tentay” which was how she was popularly called.

Both sauces immediately captured the taste buds of food-loving Filipinos.

Half a century later, her nickname became a byword for sauces and the products that carry her name has then increased from just 2, to capture the tastebuds of millions of people around the world – flavoring dishes in 11 countries spanning 4 continents.

Tentay Food Sauces Inc. (TFSI) remains committed to the same values that guided its founder — premium quality products at the best possible prices.

The company’s strict quality control standards has enabled it to successfully penetrate other countries that exercise strict food importation, analysis and testing particularly on food additives and preservatives. TFSI’s 1996 Golden Shell Award for Marketing Excellence is proof of the company’s continuous commitment to the same high-standards in food quality control set by its founder.

TFSI currently offers a wide range of sauces for a variety of uses from marinating, basting, pouring to dipping. The company’s growing number of products attests to the company’s creativity and continuous product research and development in providing the best tasting sauces at popular prices.

TFSI looks at the next fifty years with pride from its humble beginnings and hope in bringing to the world the unique taste of Filipino sauces – continuously pursuing its battlecry “Ibuhos ang sarap”.

Tentay – better food ideas from THE FOOD SAUCE COMPANY.

Our Vision

TFSI shall be a world-class manufacturer and exporter of Philippine made food products. For local and international distribution.

Our Mission

1. To Our Investors
TFSI shall surpass itself and its potentials in order to build a financially viable organization committed to EXCELLENCE.

2. To Our Business Partners
TFSI shall promote a mutually beneficial commercial relationship with its host communities worldwide.

3. To Our Consumers
TFSI shall provide consumers with the widest array of affordable and quality food products, and continuously undertake product
innovation to cater to their growing and changing needs and preferences.

The Golden Shell Awards

Are annually given by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to outstanding manufacturers of products or services that highlight the Filipino’s ingenuity, craftsmanship and business excellence.

In 1996, TFSI is the only food sauce company among a handful of awardees who won the highly-contested, prestigious Golden Shell Award for Product Quality Manufacturing Standard and Export Marketing Excellence – an affirmation of TFSI’s ongoing efforts to provide Filipinos and the rest of the world quality products at the best possible value.