1st Generation Woman-Owned Business
Vane’s Salsa was born in 2021, garnering its namesake from its founder Vanessa – that’s me. The idea behind Vane’s Salsa came to me shortly after I left my full-time job due to ongoing health concerns. I found myself in a true moment of uncertainty, and yet that moment allowed me to have the clarity to pursue one of my biggest dreams – becoming an entrepreneur.
Some of my earliest childhood memories take place in Zacatecas, Mexico, at my abuelita Rosita’s modest ráncho. Abuelita, as we called her, lived a humble life. And yet she was most proud of the delicious, made-from-scratch cooking that left her kitchen. She poured so much love into every dish, recognizing the power of food and its ability to bring together and strengthen her community. This is the biggest legacy my abuelita left me, and one that forever changed my life.
As a second generation Mexican-American, I’m proud to come from a long line of humble and hard-working farmers from Zacatecas. And through my own personal experiences in the United States, I’ve mastered the ability to navigate and blend two different cultures together. The typical Mexican food we all know and love is delicious and fulfilling, but tends to use less healthy ingredients. And while the American community has taught me how to bring healthy foods to the forefront, it often requires us to compromise on flavor. Abuelita would never compromise on flavor – and neither will we.
What I’ve set out to do with Vane’s Salsas is bring together the authentic, deliciousness of Mexican culture and combine it with the freshest, healthiest ingredients to ensure a perfect fusion for you to enjoy. Food has a beautiful way of bringing together our community, as abuelita always did with such ease. My goal is to continue on her legacy – to leave things better than I found them, to be mindful of the impact we have on our environment, to bring together my community, and to bridge the gap of whatever differences we may have.
This is my journey, and I’m so happy to share it with you.