How the Werdenberg Group of Companies came to be what it is now in its existing expanse, expertise and business volume, was simply the product of President Werner Berger's innate business acumen, gut-feel and hard work. With his General Manager Othmar Frei at the helm, the food conglomerate has grown to what it is known today.
The conception of Werdenberg Intl. Corp. (WIC) and Euro-Swiss Food Inc. (ESFI) within 1984 to 1987 and the opening of the very first Säntis Delicatessen in 1987 was the perfect timing during that period when lack of quality ingredients and severe inconsistency in food & beverage supplies permeated the hotel & restaurant industry.
Werdenberg Intl. Corp., importer & distributor of food, wine & equipment products from up to nine different countries, is still the unparalleled giant, being the most quality-consistent and reliable in service & price-competitiveness.
Euro-Swiss Food Inc. is a food manufacturing company involved in the production of Swiss-German sausages, hams, bacons, cold cuts & other meat specialties.
When one has a continuous supply of imported fresh & processed food products, wines and F & B equipment, together with one's own sausage factory within the same premises, the setting up of retail outlets (Säntis Delis) comes as a logical distribution channel for all these goods. Thus, within the period 1987 to 2000, a total of 8 Santis Delicatessen Shops have been put up to satisfy the demand in different strategic locations.
Another logical growth which sprang from the two major food suppliers (WIC and ESFI) was the opening of now three restaurants, Chesa Bianca Swiss Restaurant formerly called Bianca's Café & Vinotek, Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano and the new I'm Angus Steak House right beside the Werdenberg Building. With the freshest ingredients coming from just next door, you can be assured that you will always be served good quality food.
What started out in 1985 as a small company in Manila to fill a vacuum created largely by the increasingly cosmopolitan market has turned into a huge conglomerate of businesses with a workforce exceeding 400 employees to this day. Notwithstanding this unexpected development, we have succeeded in remaining true to our vision throughout the years: TO BE THE MOST RELIABLE FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROVIDER IN THE PHILIPPINES.
What accounts for the successful entry of our companies in the Philippine market is an open secret to many. From the very start, we have introduced and maintained a highly prestigious image. A cut above the rest, the names of our businesses became synonymous with quality products and excellent sales services. Over the years we have put our efforts into earning the distinction of being the benchmark of the food and beverage industry in the Philippines. With this distinct privilege comes a strong sense of commitment on our part to become continuously better at what we do.
We emphasize the importance to delight the customer and provide great value for money services. Our years of experience in the food and beverage industry in the country, accompanied by our dedicated team whose main concern is to ensure our customers receive products of the highest quality and freshness and orders are promptly processed and delivered on time, contribution to our on-going success.