Dilsa began cooking organic Mexican food and had an informal business that she knew she wanted to grow. She was taking English classes and found out about The Bread Project www.breadproject.org. She knew she was interested in perfecting her cooking skills and took the 10 week course. At the Bread Project, she found out about La Cocina www.lacocinasf.org, a business incubator for food businesses and decided to work with CEO Women www.ceowomen.org to create a business plan.
That plan got her accepted as a participant at La Cocina at the end of 2007. Since then, Dilsa has grown her business exponentially catering everything from private dinner parties to large corporate parties and conferences. Additionally, she sold her delicious foods at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market from the La Cocina booth.
At La Cocina she has also led cooking classes on making salsa and tamales, two products that she will soon begin to sell at Berkeley Bowl Grocery.