The Manang’s Chicken Story

That sweet, salty, crispy, juicy chicken you’re sinking your teeth into has been a staple at our family dining table for the past 20 years. Our beloved cook, affectionately called “Manang,” whipped it up for all of our family occasions and nobody ever got enough of it. Fast forward to 2011 and Manang’s soy garlic chicken evolved from the comfort food of our dining table, to the local weekend market, and finally to a growing chain of fast food restaurants! Manang unwittingly redefined fried chicken for the Pinoy market.

The good news is we’re just getting started — the best is yet to come! Just keep bringing your appetites and leave it to us to satisfy your cravings for insanely good chicken. Make Manang’s Chicken a delectable part of your family and barkada gatherings. It has certainly been a delectable part of ours.

Manang’s Chicken – Ang Bagong Fried Chicken ng Pinoy

owned and operated by Giabella Foods Corporation, a 100% Filipino owned company. Although established only in 2010, it is part of the MMG Group of Companies whose business range in various industries from logistics (trucking, customas brokering, freight forwarding, warehousing), commercial and industries property leasing, financing, fuel retail and cosmetics retail and distribution. MMG Group has been in business for over 35 years.

President & CEO

Jill is a lawyer and a certified public accountant by profession. She graduated with a degree in BS Accounting from Santa Clara University before joining the accounting firm KPMG in Mountain View, California. In 2002, Jill decided to leave the United States for the Philippines wherein she obtained her law degree with honors in the Ateneo de Manila School of Law before joining the family business in 2008. Her career in the food business was unexpected and began only as a weekend hobby selling fried chicken in weekend markets. Encouraged by the consistent positive reviews of her market customers, she decided to enter the mainstream food industry and opened the first Manang’s Chicken branch in Ortigas.

Chief Operating Officer

Jen is the head of Giabella Food Corporation’s commissary division and in-charge of the research and development (R&D) of Manang’s Chicken’s food products. She is a trained chef holding a Grande Diplome in Cuisine and Pastry Arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France and apprentices with Guy Savoy, a Michelin-starred restaurant also in Paris. She then moved to San Francisco, California and worked with Chef Ronald Passot at La Folie, another Michelin-starred restaurant. Jen obtained her Management and Economics from Saint Mary’s College of California.




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