NutriAsia, one of the leading manufacturers of food products found in every Filipino household, has reopened the doors to The Catsup Museum - the world's first and only banana catsup museum. After a three-year hiatus from the pandemic, the museum is ready to welcome back organized tours to this one-of-a-kind attraction that is seen as a celebration and preservation of Filipino food culture.
The Catsup Museum is located at the NutriAsia Cabuyao Plant in Light Industry Science Park in Cabuyao, Laguna, and was first launched in 2017 to immortalize the story of the well-loved banana catsup. Inside, guests can learn more about the country’s culinary heritage and NutriAsia’s catsup brand history through rich visuals and impressive displays highlighting this favorite and iconic condiment that can be found in every Filipino household.
Its main exhibits include the History of Banana Hall where you can learn more about the story of banana catsup, as well as a Banquet Hall that displays the different kinds of foods best paired or eaten with it. The museum was also set up to promote Filipino virtues of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and hard work which all go into each bottle of banana catsup. The Maria Orosa Hall offers a special tribute to the Filipina Pharmaceutical Chemist, Humanitarian, and War Heroine credited as the inventor of banana catsup. Then, the Manufacturing Hall takes visitors through what goes on inside the plant and the process of how banana catsup is made from harvesting to bottling and labeling. It also features the equipment used by NutriAsia to create their signature banana catsup brands: UFC, Papa, Jufran, and Mafran.
“As the first and only museum of its kind in the world, The Catsup Museum stands as a symbol of NutriAsia's commitment to preserving and celebrating Filipino heritage. This newly renovated museum, now ready to welcome visitors again, embodies the spirit of innovation and resilience that define our company and our nation,” said Angie Flaminiano, NutriAsia President and COO.
The Catsup Museum is now open for visitors. For inquiries and reservations, please contact The Catsup Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested parties can also follow The Catsup Museum’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thecatsupmuseum/.