Via Mare started operations on September 5, 1975, a fulfillment of a common objective among its founder to establish a world class seafood specialty restaurant in Manila. with Glenda Rosales - Baretto as the prime mover at the helm in developing the restaurants menu and the contributions and critiques of her gourmet partners namely: Mr. Alberto T. Baretto III, Mrs. Carolina S. Rono, Mr and Mrs. Cipriano C. Bautista, Mr. Lazaro V. Tolosa and Mr. Alberto G. Arceo. To this day, Via Mare provides impeccable cuisine and unparalleled service to notable hosts of the country's political and social functions. It is the name behind the historic feasts of four presidential inagurations. It is with Via Mare that the government worked closely when it played host to world leaders in the landmark 1996 APEC Summit. The same can be said of every major political, social and cultural affairs - the Papal Visit, Ms. Universe Pageant, Manila International Film Festival, Ms. Saigon Gala, General Carlos P. Romulo's state functions, dinners i honor of visiting royalties - events that touched and shaped the lives of Filipinos. Via MAre's participation in world expositions and international food festivals also gave Philippines cuisine its long - awaited global recognition. Every memorable wedding, birthday, anniversary of illustrious Filipino families - from intimate dinners to grand - sale banquets - bore the Via Mare stamp of excellent food service. So much so that Via Mare became synonymous to the phrase "of splendid cuisine and fond memories". It could very well said that Via Mare is a part of this country's history and culture - a distinction solely enjoyed by the Philippine;s premier restaurant and catering company. At the turn of he new millennium, Via Mare ventured into the food manufacturing industry where it has successfully formulated and marketed well -loved Filipino dishes through a cutting - edge frozen food technology that meet world standards. It also shares its culture of culinary success by branching out into the franchising business to reach out to more people here and abroad.