Tuesday, July 8, 2014

VETRI Foods Review - An affordable lunch box diet

ANNOUNCEMENT: I just received word from my sister and friend who are both active subscribers (both still have PHP balances with vetri) of VETRI that they suddenly gone dark.  The chef Ric and their contact numbers and facebook page cannot be reached. Their facebook page has been deactivated, their homepage was not updated since July 22, and they are not responding either text/email/call. Do not book with this provider. They will still accept your money but not deliver, this happened to my sister (she paid in full aug 6).


Vetri foods has this healthy meal program that is headed by Ric Loteria (2 Michelin Star head chef) and a nutritionist. They actually have 2 options: SPA cuisine and Paleo Diet. SPA cuisine are typical dishes that are made healthy either by portioning or the process of cooking, whereas the Paleo diet is a set that is high protein and low carbs. Both programs are calorie counted and measured depending on your needs or goal. Typical meal plan ranges from 1200 kcal to 1800 kcal. They also customize their menu depending on the client's preference preferences. The weekly menu can be seen at their Facebook page. They have recently expanded kitchens to accommodate the spike in their sales due to their promotion in Grouppon. They now have kitchens in Paranaque and Cainta, and more delivery riders to cover more area. Their meal plans include 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and 1 snack. And they deliver to almost all areas within Manila and near Manila, better send an email to them to check if your area is covered for FREE delivery. Inquiries: 0927.888.33.51 Email: vetrifoods@live.com Twitter: @vetrifoods IG: vetrifoods.


Sample Menu

Pricing: The price of Vetrifoods is actually the cheapest one I have encountered so far. The usual average that I see is about PHP2k-4k per week, but for Vetrifoods they only charge PHP1.8K with delivery. I was able to purchase their 1 month meal plan for a discounted rate upon seeing their promotion in Grouppon. It comes out to just PHP180 per day for 4 meals. You can contact them directly for price inquiries.Below is their GROUPPON price and is promotional only.


₱899.00 for 5-day Paleo Meal Plan (Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner) (₱1,800.00 value)
₱1,799.00 for 10-day Paleo Meal Plan(Breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner) (₱3,600.00 value) 
₱2,699.00 for 15-day Paleo Meal Plan(Breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner) (₱5,400.00 value)
  
Modes of payment can be done via bank deposit or Gcash:
BPI Bank Deposit or BPI Online Transfer
BPI Saving Account
Account name: Ritchie Loteria
Savings Account #: 8249207145

Globe GCASH
GCash #: 09162741888
Account name: Ritchie Loteria

Serving Size: Reasonable. Over the past few weeks, my family and I have been struggling with the portioning given to us. We have mentioned that we wanted a 1800kcal serving, but since the food was cooked in batches...we were served the same food as others which typically range from 1200kcal to 1400kcal. It was really small at first (we took the Paleo diet) and changed it to SPA cuisine so that we have brown rice. In conclusion, the serving size is about right for a person who wants to lose weight cause it is really small and just right for the amount of money you paid. For people like me who need more nutrients, just eat more fruits or snacks on the side.
Massive Orders

Taste/Food Quality: Varying. There are days when the food is really great and fresh. There are days when the food/fruit is spoiled. But more often, I am amazed by the creativity of Chef Ric to come up with unusual pairings and dishes for everyday. The food doesn't leave a sour aftertaste, so you can be sure that little or no MSG was used. 
random snapshots of food over the week
Bad Snack - These are bananas
 Delivery: Consistent. Our food was delivered every 5 AM as requested, to date they have not failed me. And I appreciate that my food is delivered on time before I go to work.


Comes in a paper bag
Overall: Vetrifoods offer a great cheap alternative to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They can help you maintain and keep your body healthy by providing you with the appropriate serving your body needs. Taste and quality corresponds well with the pricing. I recommend this for people who do not have sensitive "diets", since they do not do so well with customized menu. I recommend this for office people especially those who do not have time to cook their food. Avoid eating junk/processed food sold in the office.
The chicken was good
A set for a day
Yummy!
PS: To date I have lost 1 kilo. I have been doing this diet for 3 weeks now. :)



43 comments:

Mike Maguigad said...
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Mike Maguigad said...

Vetri Foods have really bad service. I purchased a groupon deal to try them out and kung ang service and food is great then itutuloy ko the program. but.. I was supposed to start with the diet plan 4 days ago, as per our agreement in my email thread with Chef Ric Loteria, pero until now, I am still not receiving a single meal. I tried calling them, hindi sinasagot. I'd just get an automated text "We are experiencing problems with our mobile phone lines… Please send us sms message." Automated, yes, I should know, because sometimes I use this feature in my phone.

Texted them… takes forever to reply and when they do i'll just get the same response… "I'm sorry but we're unable to locate the rider." every single f*cking day. Like come on… binigay ko the complete, and I mean COMPLETE delivery address. With our technology today its not hard to find places. Hello, google map?

As a person who values integrity, their practices are unacceptable. If our agreed upon time is 10:00am then I would expect the meals to be here at exactly or earlier than 10:00am. 10:01am and above is already considered late. If they cannot deliver their promise then there should be a heads up.

Now they have unpublished their facebook page… bakit kaya?

Their being out of integrity has caused me (and some people, apparently, if you try to look at Chef Ric Loteria's instagram account or try googling reviews of Vetri) inconvenience. Everyday, I would have to follow up until 12:00PM if I'm gonna get my meals for the day and always end up dead-hungry because of their late responses (or sometimes zilch, zero, nada) and just end up magpadeliver ng food or utusan our messenger to buy me food.

This made me want to just try out yung iba. It'd be a little more expensive but aren't we all, as customers, would like to get excellent service? I made it clear to them that im trying their service then ituloy ko na regularly pag ok but with what they have shown me for four days now…. I guess I just wanna get the meals I already paid for and get done with them.

Jeatte Go said...

Hi Mike!

I just heard from my friend and my sister that they cannot contact Ric. And I have confirmed all the things you said. THEY WENT DARK! I am truly shocked that a public figure like him would do such a thing. Lucky for you, you still have Grouppon to back you up. Report to them the bad service and demand a refund. I suggest you get your money out as soon as possible.

Its sad that there are a lot of people out there who make a fool of people. We all work so hard to earn decent money.

On a side note, since I wasn't satisfied nutritionally by VETRI. I have been searching for other providers you can opt to check out these if you are still into lunch box food: PlanEat (will start tom), yummydiet, deliciousdiet.

Anonymous said...

Never book with this so called chef. Very bad service! We already demanded from him a refund, which he agreed to do, yet its been 4days yet still no refund. Now im wondering if his into swindling too? Anyway caveat people.

Anonymous said...

Chef ric told me that I will get a refund but it's been weeks and nada!!!! Where is the office of this person if there is?

Anonymous said...

Same with us, delivered meal was only for 2 days then no more. Food provided was unsatisfactory also. This looks more like a scam now.

Anonymous said...

Where can we report this person?

Jeatte Go said...

Hi all.

Sadly I am not sure of his work details. But I saw this online.

http://www.vetrifoods.com/#!contact-us/c24dg

https://plus.google.com/102301627972301161896/about

This is his office/store address I believe.

Anonymous said...

I think reporting this to Ben Tulfo would be fun.

Catherine said...

Still has same problem, I had purchased a groupon voucher(3 weeks plan) for this and reserved 2months before with the Chef but now I have not recevied any meal to be schedule this this August 18. I contacted groupon but an auto message was replied saying that they'll look unto it. I am now looking forward for Groupons responsibility to refund my payment.

Mike Maguigad said...

hi Catherine! I already called groupon. theyre refunding naman my payment. right now, i think Vetri's phone number is on auto-reject calls. tsk tsk.

Anonymous said...

I think u have better chances on getting your refund if you purchased thru groupon. Too bad we paid them directly, good luck to us on getting our refund now that the totally went black. Ric Loteria is such an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys, i was googling vetri by chef ric loteria and chance upon his twitter account and saw his reply to a tweet of a client asking for a proof. I dont have twitter but i hope that that client will see this blog so that she knows that she's not the only one waiting for a refund or her supposed meals

Renzo Gracie said...

For some time, chef delivered. But now, they went absolutely dark. Too bad I didn't buy from Groupon. I paid them directly. And it's for a long term plan! They're not replying now. What can we do? I think there are too many of us to be scammed. All I want is my hard-earned money back and a legitimate explanation.

Anonymous said...

If you have twitter. Try to tweet him, he seems to be active on his account

Anonymous said...

I saw his twitter and he was in unanghirit doing a cookshow days ago. Does anyone of you knows the contact number of unang hirit?

Anonymous said...

He has a FB account. Search Chef Ritchie Loteria

Anonymous said...

He has just deactivated his Twitter account. What a fraud!!!

Anonymous said...

Pampalubag ng loob. https://imgflip.com/i/bj7z7

Jeatte Go said...

Chef Ric really leaves me lost at words. This is very unprofessional. How will he ever get back on his feet with these fraudulent transactions he has done. I hope he comes clean and refund everyone.

Anonymous said...

i also purchased through Groupon and have tried email, calling their mobile phone. Vetri Food is not responsive. I'vee emailed Groupon as well and they are saying the validity will be extended until October 18. I hope people can spread the word on this. Thanks for your blog

Anonymous said...

I read some tweets and it seemed like Groupon is looking into filing a formal case against Ric

Anonymous said...

I've also been scammed by Vetri. I did however, complained them to DTI. DTI immediately replied and scheduled a sort of mediation but since I will be out of the office for the meeting, decided not to pursue anymore. I'm sure Vetri will reap what they sow. For those who still want to report to DTI, their Consumer Complaints e-mail address is fteb_mediationdiv@dti.gov.ph

Funny thing is, when I was exploring purchasing the meal and asked the Chef regarding the negative comments, he attributed it to crab mentality. Yeah, like people are out to destroy his dream ... maybe dream of scamming people of their hard earned money, that is.

Here's a thought maybe we can also report them to BIR for not issuing official receipt. That'll teach this Chef.

Anonymous said...

Sharing another blog which detailed author's experience with Vetri. There are photos too.

http://jillathan.blogspot.com/2014/07/paleo-diet-by-vetri.html?m=1

I also saw a Facebook post warning people about this company. He asked for a refund from Vetri and the Chef issued a check only to find out that the checking account was already closed and the check bounced.


Vetri Foods = Scam

Anonymous said...

Just sent in my consumer complaint to DTI. Thanks to whoever posted that.

How did you ask him? Did you send him an email? I'm just wondering since his FB is already down, and the displayed mobile has long been unreachable. Maybe we can bombard his greedy ass with complaints. :D

Anonymous said...

This Chef knows his way around. By deleting his Facebook and Twitter accounts, he has also deleted his replies.

Kat Flandes said...

Yes, this also happened to me. I was promised a refund more than a month ago, wala pa rin! I gave my bank acc details already. I don't know what to do, nasayang lang yung 2700 php ko. Has anyone visited their office?

Jeatte Go said...

Hi Kat,

Sadly I think no one pursued his case. My sister was also promised a refund, gave her bank account details... as expected nothing. When my sister pestered him, he threatened and said bad words to my sister. For safety purposes, my sister decided to leave Vetri alone. We are hoping Grouppon will do the necessary measures.

Anonymous said...

Vetri Foods seemed promising, but sadly, they could not deliver. I'd like to think they had logistical issues that had a huge impact to their services. Sana they started small nalang instead and didn't try to cover the whole of Metro Manila.

I also think dahil sobrang baba ng presyo kaya they did not survive that long. Nanghihinayang ako sa potential nila.

Jeatte Go said...

Very true...

Anonymous said...

Hi, just to update everyone: even his website's down. Hay nako.

Anonymous said...

Hi goodevening to everyone may nakapagsabi lang sa akin na nasa pampanga daw itong chef na ito at dun daw ito nagtratrabaho sa hotel sa pampanga aalamin ko pa sa source ko kung ano ang pangalan ng hotel na pinapasukan nya para naman makatulong sa inyo

Anonymous said...

He's working in Fontana

Anonymous said...

HI EVERYONE, RITCHIE LOTERIA IS NOW WORKING IN ISLAND COVE RESORT AND LEISURE PARK. LAST, JUNE 2015 LANG SIYA NAG START DUN. EXECUTIVE CHEF ANG POSITION NIYA DOON. ANG PERA NAMAN NI REMULLA ANG HINUHUTHOT NIYA DUN. SI GILBERT REMULLA ANG MAY-ARI NG ISLAND COVE. SO KUNG SINO ANG NAKAKAKILALA KAY GILBERT REMULLA, IPARATING NINYO SA KANYA NA NAG-HIRE SIYA NG EMPLOYEE NA MAGNANAKAW. CHECK NA LANG PO SA WEBSITE NG ISLAND COVE ANG CONTACT NUMBER NG COMPANY. NO WONDER PINAGYAYABANG NIYA SA MGA KASAMA NIYA NA PITO (7) ANG KOTSE NIYA. GALING PALA LAHAT SA PANLOLOKO. NAKAKAHIYA. DEMONYO ANG PAPEL NG CHEF NA YAN SA ISLAND COVE, PINATANGGAL SA TRABAHO ANG MGA MALILIIT NA MANGGAGAWA. SANA MAGKAROON NG HUSTISYA LAHAT TAYO DITO. SALAMAT PO.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE TRY THIS EMAIL, RITCHIELOTERIA@ISLANDCOVEPHIL.COM. SOON KAPAG NAKUHA KO ANG MOBILE NUMBER NG CHEF NA YAN I-POST KO DIN PO DITO PATI EMAIL NG HR NG ISLAND COVE.

Anonymous said...

Ritchie Loteria has resigned Island Cove Resort and Leisure Park for about 4 weeks now. He did not turned over the company phone and laptop issued to him. He just left the company. What kind of person is this, NO reputation.

Anonymous said...

Is he the same person as chef ritchie loteria in https://www.facebook.com/loteria.riccardo?fref=ts?
I hear is a celebrity chef for unang hirit also and is very active in instagram.

Maybe you can contact him there too.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Is he the same person as chef ritchie loteria in https://www.facebook.com/loteria.riccardo?fref=ts?
I hear he is a celebrity chef for unang hirit also and is very active in instagram via _chefricloteria

Maybe you can contact him there too.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

hi to all the victims i just want to ask if may nag file ba ng case against this so called chef ric may nabalitaan ako na may pinasukan yan isang malaking company at dun naghasik ng lagim ayun sibak na ulit dapat sa mga ganyan tao dendemanda at nag file talaga ng case para d n makapangbiktima.i

Anonymous said...

Oh, so scammer pala talaga itong si Chef.
He used to work here (pls understand that I will not mention our company - we are reputable and love our employer so much) but apparently was terminated because of a lot of issues mainly involving charging his personal loots to company and asking favors from business partners for his personal gain.

Anonymous said...

Hi good day to all! That exactly same person u are talking is the Executive Chef of Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay and he did exactly the same thing. I suggest u all come and surprise him there at Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay and lets see how he will excuse his self. Lets help together to give justice to everything he did just so demonically and greed! No contentment in life. After all, he is just a mock on the tip of our fingers.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys, he's now head chef at Club Balai Isabel Hotel and Resort

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