Héctor and Elizabeth met while living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They quickly discovered they shared a passion for art, design, cooking, creating spaces, community, food, travel...they share a love for the richness of the culture, tradition and artesania of Mexico....they share a desire to create beautiful and interesting objects and spaces, to collaborate in life with all people old and young, to always teach & learn. Their daughter Xiluen was born in San Miguel. They have spent the past 9 years between the U.S. and Mexico, creating and building their vision...Chuparrosa.
connecting cultures and creating community through food + travel.
Chuparrosa is about bringing rich Mexican culture and food to Portland. We have pop ups around town, private events and cooking demonstrations, and we take small groups on culinary + cultural adventures to Mexico. We are always looking to collaborate with others with similar goals and values, and have met wonderful friends and partners along the way!
Héctor Guerrero: Owner + Chef + Guide
Héctor Guerrero is from Mexico City. He is passionate about food, art, music, travel. Hector is a creator, and loves to share all that he learns and discovers. He lives a simple and conscientious life, integrating his ideas and experiences between two cultures, bringing both to each other.
You can view Hector's work experience/art portfolio here: www.hectorguerrero.work
Contact us for more information and dates about supper clubs, trips and classes with Hector Guerrero.
Elizabeth Baena: Owner + Director + Guide
Elizabeth Baena is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her experience and studies include conceptual art, interior design, jewelry design, company branding, home accessory design and fabrication. She is passionate about art & craft, traditional hand work, food, creating spaces, ritual, travel. She has spent years living in Mexico where she met Hector. Their daughter Xiluen was born at home in San Miguel de Allende. She loves to connect people and create memorable experiences for others in Mexico, based on her own.
You can view Elizabeth's full work/experience portfolio at www.elizabethbaena.com.
was born from our love of the spirit of Mexico, passion for food, freedom of travel, simple living, the beauty and tradition of hand craft and artisanal practices, and the desire to connect people and create community.
Currently based out of Portland, Oregon, Chuparrosa brings people together through authentic Mexican cooking demonstrations, private suppers & mezcal tastings, and events. Sign up for our email list or follow us on instagram to see our local pop up schedule- we have suppers and brunches in various locations in Portland, including Feastly in SE Portland.
Héctor Guerrero, chef and founder of Chuparrosa also offers personalized, authentic, culinary + culture based trips to Mexico, his areas of expertise being Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca, and surrounding regions. Safe, unique, life changing adventures and experiences. The next trip is coming up! November 2018
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CHUPARROSA F (PLURAL CHUPARROSAS)
1. (MEXICO) HUMMINGBIRD.
AZTECS OF CENTRAL MEXICO RECOGNIZED THE HUMMINGBIRD AS A SORT OF SOUL-CARRIER.
THEY BELIEVED THE SOULS OF WARRIORS WERE CARRIED BACK TO EARTH IN THE BODY OF THE HUMMINGBIRD.
HUMMINGBIRDS ASK US TO RECOGNIZE THE GOOD STUFF.
THEY REMIND US TO LOVE OURSELVES ENOUGH TO GO FOR THE VERY BEST NECTAR LIFE OFFERS.
Please contact us for menu ideas and pricing.
We have years of experiencing cooking for small events....and we bring everything to you. Whether it is a 10 person dinner party at your home, an office event, a holiday event or opening, a birthday celebration, reunion, or a unique lunch with friends, we will create a memorable and delicious experience for all. We pay close attention to every detail, and to meticulous cleaning.
As much as we love food, we also love a beautiful ambient. We create experiences through our passions. Our guests leave feeling inspired, traveled and connected.
Invite your friends and family to your space, or to the beautiful space at Feastly where we host private and public events. We will work with you to create the perfect event- we can bring live music, mezcal tastings, flowers + decor. Whether it's passed appetizers and cocktails or a 5 course meal, get in touch and we will make it happen.
Do you want to host a Chuparrosa?! All you have to do is fill the seats- we do the rest. This is a great option when you want to host a function but not foot the bill.
We are passionate about home cooked fresh food and Mexican flavors. Héctor Guerrero is a self taught chef who has spent years cooking with other chefs and creating his own spin on family recipes. He loves cooking for friends and family, and thoroughly enjoys sharing and teaching others about his discoveries, along with all that he has learned in his travels and varying work experiences. Chuparrosa brings the cooking demonstrations and parties to you, and we take care of every detail. We are well versed in cooking Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan as options.
Team Building, Gatherings with Friends or Family; Héctor shares tips and recipes, history about the plates and the culture. An intimate and engaging experience that is fun + memorable.
We have created corporate events for team building for companies such as Nike, Inc and Evanta. We also host demonstrations for small groups- in homes or offices. We have years of experiencing cooking for small events....and we bring everything to you. Héctor loves to share his wealth of knowledge about Mexican food, ingredients, and history. He is so inspired by his culture, and shares the details in unique and humorous ways throughout his demonstrations. Class is approximately 2 hours; Hector shops for fresh ingredients right before the class, included in the price. Contact us for cooking demo suggestions, or let us know what your interests are and we will give you suggestions and create a menu and estimate for your specific event.
Invite your friends and family to your space, or to the beautiful space at Feastly where we host private and public events. We will design the demo according to your interests....whether its learning about delicious and healthy simple dishes for cooking regularly with your family, or more intricate and unique recipes for hosting a dinner party, or fun and yummy appetizers for a cocktail party.
Do you want to host a Chuparrosa Cooking Demo?! All you have to do is fill the seats- we do the rest. This is a great option when you want to host a function but not foot the bill.