Boynton Beach - Every morning ana Rosa Jochamowitz and her husband Alex are in the kitchen cooking for their business, Eat Peruvian. The business was started was last year, after Ana Rosa lost her job with Verizon Wireless. A week later, Alex came home and said he had lost his job with a car dealership.
They had bills to pay. They came up with the idea to own a catering business, cooking food from their native country of Peru. Ana Rosa said, "He always loved to cook he owned a restaurant in the nothern part of Peru and he suddenly told me, you know Ana you love to cooking and me too and since we were married three years by now, he said you know, this is the time. We can fight this bad economy and go through this bad time and put a good face and start cooking." After receiving a catering license, they visited several businesses to get the word out they were willing to cook for any occasion.
Alex said, "We went knocking on doors to doctor's offices and we tried to find on the computer the Peruvian doctors that are working here in Boynton Beach and in West Palm." Ana Rosa and Alex used family recipes. one of their popular item is the empanadas. They make up to 200 a day.
Ana Rosa said she learned how to cook from her family. "I had all of my aunts show me how to to cook. So we went from beans to rice to chicken, cookies, desserts everything, it was like a crash course I took with my family." Ana Rosa and Alex are thankful that the business is growing. Alex told us, "We don't miss any payments, we don't lose any car, and we are still living in the same house and we are paying everything, so we are very successful doing this."
Ana Rosa and Alex Jachomowitz
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