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Maria has been cooking professionally for 10 years, and has been cooking and selling food since she was 16. She has owned a natural cafe, worked as a private chef for retreat centers, and hired as a catering service throughout Costa Rica. Maria specializes in using local tropical organic fruits and local organic tropical spices for traditional Caribbean food, and traditional Costa Rican foods. She is also a co-founder of Feria Verde de Aranjuez in Costa Rica and currently runs and manages Artisan Foods CR.


Artisan Foods mission is to share the pleasure and love that we feel when we nourish our bodies with living food. We create for you products and catering experiences that delight your senses with nutritious, organic, living food. We use all organic local products from our own local community to create our food offerings. We promote holistic health & happiness for everyone while representing the sensitive, aware, and hard working Costa-Rican family. 


"Simply put, Maria is a fantastic chef who enjoys bringing forth the wonders of natural cooking such to the extent that the absolute beauty of nature is evident on each and every plate"

-Jonathan Miller W
Ocean Forest Ecolodge
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