Awards & Recognitions

Kalakbay Awards Restaurant of the Year 1996 given annually by the Department of Tourism.

•  Kalakbay Awards Restaurant of the Year 1997 given annually by the Department of Tourism.

•  In 1998 Via Mare was elevated to the “Hall of Fame” for winning the Kalakbay Restaurant of the Year Award for third consecutive years.

•  In 1997, Via Mare was chosen as the ASEAN Seafood Restaurant in Manila by the ASEAN Fisheries Federation based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

•  Via Mare was chosen as one of the "50 Best Restaurants" in Manila by the Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)

•  Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) Chef's on Parade Competition (COP):

COP 1987 Gold Table Setting
COP 1997 Bronze Market Basket Classic
Bronze Market Basket Filipino
Diploma Wedding Cake Free Style
Silver Bar Mixing
Bronze Fruit Flambé
Bronze Table Setting
COP 1998 Presidential Trophy Overall Champion Restaurant Division
Diploma Table setting Menu Folder
Bronze Fruit Flambé
Bronze Cocktail Mixing
Bronze Fruit & Vegetable Carving
Bronze Buffet Combination
Diploma Plated Appetizer
Winner Live Cooking Competition
COP 2000 Diploma Asian Fried Rice
Bronze Table Setting Menu Folder
Diploma (1) Cocktail Mixing
Diploma (2) Cocktail Mixing

•  Plaque of Distinction from Hotel and Restaurant Tripartite Consultative Body, Inc. (HRTCB) was awarded to the Via Mare Council of Advisers and Representatives (CARE) for its efforts to continuously improve labor-management relations, 20 February 1997

•  Philippine Bartenders League: Bar Competition Champion 1995

•  Awardee in the 1 st Culinary Showdown - Purefoods Hormel Good Food 1999

•  Department of Tourism – Grand Prize Winner Float Competition, December, 1997

•  Best Christmas Décor, 1996 Given by Philippine Convention Visitors Corp. (PCVC)

•  Mabuhay Gold Awards 1999 Given by the Association of Human Resource Managers for Hotel & Restaurant (AHRM)

•  Ayala Center – Best Christmas Décor Awards, 1 st Prize 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999

•  Three Silver Medals- International Menu Competition , National Restaurant Association (NRA) in Chicago, USA

•  Its prime mover, Glenda R. Barretto was awarded in 1986 Restaurateur of the Year by the Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)

•  The Via Mare Redi Feast products was approved and included in the Directory of Sanitary Approved For Establishments for Armed Forces Procurement by the United States of America Department of the Army

•  The Via Mare Redi Feast products was approved and included in the Directory of Sanitary Approved For Establishments for Armed Forces Procurement by the United States of America Department of the Army

•  The Redi Feast variant PINAIS NA ALIMASAG (Crab with Young Coconut Strips) won First Place as Best Product from the Philippines, given by the Philippine Association of Food Technologies in November 2001

•  The Redi Feast variant BIBINGKA GALAPONG (Charcoal-Baked Rice Cake w Salted Egg & White Cheese) won Second Place Best Product from the Philippines , given by the Philippine Association of Food Technologies in November 2001

•  The Redi feast variants PINAIS NA ALIMASAG (Crab with Young Coconut Strips) and BIBINGKA GALAPONG (Charcoal-Baked Rice Cake w Salted Egg & White Cheese) were Nominated Trendiest Product by CITEM during the Asian Ethnic Food Festival 2001

•  The Redi Feast variant LAING (Taro Leaves with Shrimps and Pork in Spicy Coconut Cream) won Best Product from the Philippine, given by the Philippine Association of Food Technologies during the 7th ASEAN Food Conference in November 2000

•  The Redi Feast variant LAING (Taro Leaves with Shrimps and Pork in Spicy Coconut Cream) won as the Trendiest Product, given by CITEM during the Asian Ethnic Food Festival 2000

•  Via Mare Redi Feast was chosen by the World Trade Organization as SME Export Success Story , one of four companies chosen from the Philippines.