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 deliciuos meals. . Her grandmother, who is 101 years old , still cooks amazing soups and food with fresh ingredients. She makes healthy juices using just fresh veggies and fruits that are always ready for a mid-morning drink. Her mother loves to prepare all kind of Ecuadorian sweet traditions to make everybody happy.
Ana studied Naturopathy and Holistic food in Ecuador where she learned how to be healthy naturally. Ana strongly believes that with a healthy body, you don t have to take medicines because you can get better using natural remedies. 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's and her husband Mauricio got the idea to open an ice cream shop where she would make her delicious products using just local and real ingredients. Ana became famous of for her 750 flavors based on the idea of using simple and seasonal products and transforming their aromas, colors and textures of richness and diversity of Ecuadorian flavors. Sadly now is close since her mother passed away on August 2019 she was managing while she moved to Northern VA since 2016 with her family.
Ana’s love for food and heritage drove her to start her business, ANA'S TWIST a series of pop-up with the Ecuadorian Embassy and local Farmer market opportunities .She created a tasting 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 to create flavors of the soups and sorbets she sells. If her daughter says it’s delicious, it will be a successful.