Sans Rival head cook retires at 60


After serving Dumaguete’s Sans Rival Cake & Pastries for 38 years, the head cook of the pastry shop that is famous for its dessert cake made of layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews retired at the age of 60.

Fedita Rodriguez, who began working in the family of Sans Rival’s founder in her 20s, retired yesterday, January 17, the dessert maker said in a statement.

“Happy Retirement, Fedita! A great cook and a wonderful person with a big heart,” Sans Rival wrote on their official Facebook page.

The maker of the sans rival said that after 38 years of service, Rodriguez has decided to retire and start a new journey in her life, a new adventure.

Rodriguez was described by the pastry shop as a good cook who worked her way up to become San Rival’s head cook.

With her patience and gentle mild-mannered demeanor, Sans Rival said Rodriguez is always generous with her time especially in mentoring her co-workers.

“Her team spirit, hard work and dedication to Sans Rival and her colleagues is greatly appreciated and we are forever grateful,” Sans Rival concluded in its message to Rodriguez.