Lamon Kronicles: Lydia’s Lechon Celebrates its 50th Golden Anniversary

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - group photo

Lechon is one of the things that has become imbued deeply into Filipino cultureno big celebration would be complete without it. It is a way of showing to the guests that you value their presence. And for the past decades, the word lechon has become synonymous with the restaurant Lydia’s Lechon. They’ve been making excellent juicy lechon with the crispy crust since their humble beginnings in 1965.

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - Lechon

As a way of saying thank you to everyone, they organized a grand concert and awarding night, hosted by Jeffrey Tam.

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - concert

Darlene de Roca opened the show with her welcome speech, followed by words of acknowledgement by Ricky de Roca.

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - speech and awarding

Lydia de Roca handed the awards to her employees, to whom she was very grateful for their efforts throughout the years. She considers her employees a part of her family. It is worth noting that many of her employees have been with Lydia’s Lechon for at least 10 years. The oldest had been with them from the beginning, and that’s counting 50 years!

Award for Most Diligent Employees:

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - most diligent

Award for Most Prompt Employees:

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - most prompt

Award for Most Loyal Employees:

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - most loyal

Tita Lydia, as people fondly call her, is a very down to earth person. Despite her success, she’s still very hands-on at work, and has a very warm personality that everybody finds endearing.

Lydia's Lechon 50th anniversary - with tita Lydia

A year ago, they revealed some plans and activities that all lead up to their 50th anniversary this year. Here’s a video to recapitulate:


Happy 50th anniversary, Lydia’s Lechon!