The birth of his company is due to his dedicated work ethic, the MGM Culinary Arts Institute at Holyoke Community College and the EforAll (Entrepreneurship for All) program at Holyoke SPARKS.
“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time,” says Ortiz.
After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, the Connecticut native moved to western Massachusetts to be closer to her family. While in Cleveland, Ortiz was a frequent visitor to his outdoor market.
“There were so many food trucks, and I tried to eat there as much as possible,” she recalls. “I fell in love with the idea of having my own food truck.”
In 2018, Ortiz joined the 2020 Class of the MGM Culinary Arts Institute and spent two years honing her cooking skills and learning all about the food business. She was very interested in learning how to use local ingredients.
“It’s extremely important to use local ingredients because it allows the local economy to thrive and you use better organic products, avoiding the addition of chemicals or preservatives,” she explains.
Before perfecting his lists of ingredients, his future menus and finding his real food truck (finally bought in …
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