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About Us


Catering | Private Chef | Weddings

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About Us


Catering | Private Chef | Weddings

FOOD | HEALTH | ART | PHILOSOPHY

CATERING | PRIVATE CHEF | Weddings

 

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to show people that healthy eating can be fun, easy, and affordable. By spreading knowledge and creating awareness about the foods that are available to us today, we can share with people how to listen to their bodies and live happier, more energetic, and more fulfilling lives.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that food is the most important and necessary part of our lives. It has the ability to optimize and heal our bodies, stimulate our mind and senses, and provide us with a creative outlet that not only diversifies us, but also brings us together. With a better understanding and a better connection to what we put into our bodies, we are afforded the opportunity to maximize our life experience.

OUR PROMISE

Our promise to you is the same as the promise to ourselves: to do everything we do with love and passion, to always prioritize the quality of our art, to operate professionally and with an open mind, to constantly search for new ways to learn and improve, and finally- to be ourselves.

 

Enjoy this moment as Juli & I talked about our dreams and philosophy to better the "Food Industry". Thanks to John Hunt, Owner of Arcadian Pictures, for letting us share our thoughts. 

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The Team


Food, Love & Stories.

The Team


Food, Love & Stories.

Juliana Trujillo Escobar

Chef & Food Artist

Photo by  John Robson .| Colorado

Photo by John Robson.| Colorado

 
 

It all started...

Born in Medellin – Colombia, may 16th, 1985. Lived in what felt like an infinite ranch/city, until I was 11 years old. Then, my parents moved to Mexico were we jumped from place to place for 18 years. This period of consistent changes in my life created in me a personality with a mixture of cultures, fighting for survival and adaptability within myself and my surroundings. As my life settled in Mexico, it left a deep and unconditional love for this wonderful country and it’s people…my people; it’s fascinating history and off course it’s gastronomy, world icon of tradition and uniqueness. All this without forgetting my roots, my homeland Colombia and all it’s significance in my life. Since I was 18 years I’ve been working, giving myself the chance to discover my strengths and weaknesses in the kitchen and at the same time, immersing into all kind of gastronomies, places, business and much more that had to do with cooking. Each and every one of them so different, so apart and at the same time so alike. Small bistros, big restaurants, catering services, schools, french cuisine, mediterranean, haut cuisine, chocolate sculptures and much more. From owner of my own restaurant in Playa del Carmen – Riviera Maya, private chef for a high end Boutique Hotel, to executive chef at the Mexican Embassy in the United States. I am positive that everything in life happens for a reason, and all my culinary adventures, just as all my other jobs, happened the way they did because I had to find myself through the experiences I was living day by day. Now I can see that not until I knew that cooking was the heart within my passion in life, that I was going to be ready for the challenge of my existence. My latest approach has been to try and understand the meaning of a gastronomic gathering, but not just about the nutrition part, but the art and the intention behind everything we do with love and consciousness. For me it goes beyond structures, it nests in the soul and spirit of our work. After doing a gastronomic tour between Mexico and USA for 4 months and 13 states, my partner and I saw a great opportunity and started a food company 4 years ago in a gorgeous little city in northern Colorado, Fort Collins. It has been a magical adventure since. We have set a goal; to restructure, reanimate, understand, admire and respect food, in all of it senses, from the moment you grow it, to the moment you serve it and make it part of your body. We see that there has been a mishandle and an unappreciated approach to what nature provide for us, and I feel I am here to help balance the perspective again through love, understanding, community, equality, art, health, respect and all the virtues that bring the best version of ourselves. How much would I do? Who knows, I guess we will all check balances at the end of our life. 

So this is me, passionate about life, art, nature, health, dreams and good food of course. I love how life shows us new things everyday, and surprises us with all that we can do and create when we really want it from the heart, without desire or lust, but with great love and acceptance.

After 34 years of walking among great experiences, I feel more than lucky, because I can say that I belong to the small group of people that their passion in life is the livelihood; to have found in the kitchen and community the perfect formula to express my curious and creative personality, alongside my love for the good life.

 
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THINK-FEEL-ACT


A Philosophy of Life.

THINK-FEEL-ACT


A Philosophy of Life.

Juan andres
Rodriguez palazuelos

Art Director & Sous Chef

Photo by  John Robson .| Colorado

Photo by John Robson.| Colorado

 
 

It all started when...

Born in San Diego, 18th of may 1980. Lived in a small town called El Sauzal de Rodriguez – Baja California, a place where there was nothing in-between my family, me, and nature all around us. I grew in a small town with goodness, and kindness, a place were people where genuinely happy; I am the youngest of 4, son of a culinary passionate mom, and a photographer dad, and since I remember I have asked the Why’s of life. My story has had so many cultural changes, it is hard to say where home is… So home became my heart since a very early age. I grew in a ranch with a passion to art, nature and to help. Since I remember I have been an observer of nature and life. Always trying to make this world a more peaceful and balanced world for everyone. I was the mediator in my family struggles which helped me overthink situations, to connect dots and find solutions to problems. As I grew with this natural curiosity and willingness to find emotional happiness in my surrounding, I choose my career path to be Medicine. Once I started this path, It took me almost two years to realized that the allopathic (western) approach was not what my heart resonated with. I knew there was a mystical and magical life out there, but I did not know where, so my search continued. I moved to study my degree in Science in Communication, with minor in Marketing, Design and Photography. I can not ignore it but I was a total nerd, completely devoted to educate myself and absorb all the knowledge I could. I found new ways to stream my emotional curiosity, my thoughts, my feelings and the way I see life. I discover graphics, words, pictures, ideas and my mind was always high in creativity. It had become my new Me. For now I had just realize the importance of communicating, and I had the grasp of how humans process information, and I started to apply my emotional understanding and view of life into every adventure I was part of. During this years of growth, I had a hard time adapting, as I got to see a side of life I did not agree with; the greed side of humans. I could not understand why we could just not be honest, good, and kind to each other. My heart was broken with society and I knew I needed to do something; the willingness to help came back to life. I set a new goal for me: that If I was ever going to be a business owner I was going to do it in such a different manner than the one I had to live. So I kept moving, and searching for that feeling of peace and community, for that feeling of humans being good, and honest, keeping their word and not letting themselves be consumed by greed… not until I was around 32 years old, it all suddenly changed. I gather the strength and decided to be fully happy no matter what. Enough waiting it was time to Act, and Happiness became my new compass in life. This new compass came to clarify the path of my existence in the years to come. I quit my Job, took my savings and starting to apply my views of life. I decided to give all the reins of life to my old fellow heart, no questions ask. Before I knew my universe of life had change drastically, I left everything behind and started to live. My first stop was moving to Colombia to meet Juli, an amazing woman who became my best friend, partner in life, my lover, and together we decided to adventure and grow alongside. We both have the same search in life. To be happy. During our adventures we have had the chance to join our passions an we have been evolving together, we both want to help Humanity and Nature into finding a balance. We started a new adventure in a small city in Northern Colorado; Fort Collins. A place that at some point was an agricultural city, and now is struggling to keep it that identity alive. We started a Catering company, where I found an artistic passion in the Culinary Arts, we bought a home, and we are making community. I am keeping my promise to apply all the knowledge we have gathered in our past, and absorbing the new one arriving. We do not want to be anywhere else, and we want to share our story because we all deserve to be happy, we all deserve to wake up and smile, to be excited about the coming day. We all deserve to be ourselves in life, and to help everyone reach that amazing grace in life, a place where fear cannot grow.

Now, in a short story you know how a became to be. Where I go from here, only time will tell, but for now let’s enjoy the amazing present of life itself, let's all find our true self, let's all work to be the better version of today so we can apply it tomorrow, and, lets do it with respect, equality, humbleness, compassion and love. 

Let’s Think, Feel and Act on our dreams.