Ana was born in Ecuador and grew up in Quito where she learned her kitchen skills and love of cooking from her mother and grandmother. As a child, Ana loved watching and helping them to prepare delicious meals. . Her grandmother still cooks amazing soups and food with fresh ingredients. She makes healthy juices using only fresh veggies and fruits, always ready for a mid-morning drink. Her mother loves to prepare all kinds of Ecuadorian sweet to make everybody happy.
Ana studied Naturopathy and Holistic foods in Ecuador where she learned how to be healthy naturally. Ana strongly believes that with a healthy body using natural remedies, you don't have to use medicines to feel better. She uses only natural products for her and her family. She knows her daughter enjoys her healthy life style, free of artificial ingredients.
In Ecuador Ana and her husband Mauricio got the idea to open an ice cream shop where she would make her delicious products using just local, real ingredients. Ana became famous for her 750 flavors based on the idea of using simple and seasonal products and transforming their aromas, colors and textures wuth rich and diverse Ecuadorian flavors.
In 2017 Ana’s love for food and heritage drove her to start a new business, Ana's Twist a series of pop-ups the Ecuadorian Embassy and with local Farmer markets. She created a tasty menu using seasonal products that enhanced her favorite Ecuadorian flavors. Ana’s eight years old daughter has a lot of fun helping with her mom 's cooking. She is the official taste-tester who helps mom create flavors for the soups and sorbets. If her daughter says it’s delicious, it will be a success!!!!