Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Magazine


I wanted to turn my passion for cooking into becoming a restaurateur.  However, I did not have the overall expertise to do this on my own.  Therefore, I was introduced to SCORE by a dear friend.  SCORE is an organization that assists individuals that want to start their own business.  For over a year, I met with the team members every two weeks.   They were able to guide me through the business planning process in a very professional manner due to their business expertise.

When I completed the business plan in it entirety, I was featured in the Valparaiso Chamber’s Magazine 2018 Spring Issue based on my working experience with the SCORE’s team group.  I was thrilled and honored to be part of an article on my upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant.

However, my husband became ill when he retired in 2018.  We had to postpone opening our restaurant.  We will discuss this topic next summer – Year 2020.  I am currently ourshifting my energy on food blogging and cooking videos on YouTube.

Click on the link to read the entire article in The Magazine of Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Spring 2018 Issue.


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  • Adelaida Santana Silva
    October 24, 2019 10:27 am

    First, I hope you’re husband is recovering in his health. Secondly, I really appreciate how you purposeful introduce and educate us regarding the foods. Videos and presentations are professional.
    I found your site looking for simple Puerto Rican oatmeal, Avena. 😊 Wishing you much success and thank you for keeping our culture alive.
    Adelaida (from Chicago)

  • Hi Aida – I just wanted to share with you how much I appreciate your easy-to-understand recipes. I have enjoyed your cookbook. Also I appreciate learning the history and culture of the ingredients. I have really enjoyed the Puerto Rican foods I have learned to make. Thank you!


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