Meet Empanada Guy

Chase Your Dreams, Not Your Problems

Once upon a time...

I was having lunch at work with my boss, sharing my leftover empanadas. He'd never had them before and he was loving them. It was at that moment that he said something that changed my life (this is the G-rated version): "You can't get these anywhere around here, you need to sell these everywhere," and so my journey began.

From that moment on I decided to take on the task (not an easy one) to bring a Spanish product to many cultures and different regions.

I'm not a chef, nor do I claim to be one, and I've never attended a culinary school or received any type of training. I am self-taught and have a passion for cooking and the ability to be resourceful in creating dishes with flavor. It was my grandmother who instilled a passion for cooking and who taught me strong work ethics.

What I've done with this empanada insanity is created a system of making a complicated product in timely manner with high-quality taste. That led me to creating a state-of-the-art food truck specializing in empanadas. The Empanada Guy Food Truck has given me a chance to do exactly what I set out to do from the beginning, bring my product to the people.

It brings me great joy to interact with my customers and see their reactions when they first try my stuff. And thanks to my customers and my amazing staff, our company has grown tremendously. We now have a small fleet of gourmet food trucks, a restaurant and mall location.

We strive to give the best customer service and good-quality food but, because we are growing, we are a work in progress and do our best to make improvements along the way. My goal is to bring empanadas to the forefront and make it as mainstream as pizzas, burgers and tacos.

People always ask me how I did it and what keeps me going. I tell them I'm not done yet, it's only the beginning. But I guess the best way to answer is by leaving you with this:

  1. I pride myself in making a quality product that will keep you coming back for more.
  2. My goal is to bring this product to all cultures with the best positive experience.
  3. I want to inspire others to be entrepreneurs.

I love what I do. I do it with passion and a lot of heart because, in the end, all I want to do is provide for my family and be a hero to my three girls.

In the end, my story is about chasing your dreams, not your problems.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. ~ EG