For as long as I can remember, my Peruvian born mother was called Chola or Cholita. In Peru, it’s a term of endearment that means a girl of native or mixed heritage and “Linda” means pretty or sweet. It’s sweet, warm and, full of love, which is the perfect representation of the food we cook.
My training began early, cooking with my mother and grandmother. I was barely tall enough to see over the counter top, but it’s there that I developed my love for cooking and saw that when food is made with love, it can be magic.
Cholita Linda came after years of training, cooking, and traveling, and was borne from a desire to cook the food I grew up eating, with everything made by hand fresh each day, and with plenty of love. Our philosophy at Cholita Linda is to have fresh, vibrant food that not only tastes of Latin America but speaks to its tradition, its culture, and its warmth.