While many foodservice outfits follow the pattern of putting up a restaurant that would subsequently give rise to catering business, the birth of Republic of Cavite Restaurant took place in reverse pattern. Town’s Delight The Caterer was founded in 1974 by Cecilia “Mama Cel” del Rosario Pacumio who was a well-loved culinary matriarch of Tanza, Cavite. From a humble local restaurant, Town’s Delight flourished into one of the major players in the country’s food catering industry, and by the turn of the century the catering outfit has grown significantly as a respectable catering services company esteemed for its gastronomy and its trend-setting events styling capabilities
It was around that time that Town’s Delight was approaching its enterprise midlife, and the owners were intensely engrossed with the idea of giving back something to the community in gratitude for its vigorous and enduring patronage and support, thus far. Under the leadership of the second-generation entrepreneur, Andrew Pacumio who took over as President, Town’s Delight hatched the idea of putting up a restaurant as a natural offshoot of its 27 years of intensive catering services experience.
But more than a mere physical showcase of culinary masterpieces, Republic of Cavite Restaurant was conceived out of a patriotic desire to put up a culinary and historical landmark that the Caviteños would take pride in. It was thus designed to be a place where local foodies and visiting guests can discover, relish and be proud of the original Caviteño cuisines that draw inspirations from significant, historic events, and are intended to pay homage to key historical personages of major contributions in shaping the province and the nation as a whole.