February 21, 2024
Victor Hernandez, proprietor of El Burrito Catering. Courtesy photograph

San Diego native Victor Hernandez has many fond childhood reminiscences along with his family — a lot of which contain nice meals. He recollects spending summers along with his grandfather, who owned a catering enterprise, on his ranch in Michoacán, Mexico. He additionally remembers the savory meals his dad and mom made — comparable to carnitas and carne con chile — each of whom have been additionally caterers.

In the present day, Hernandez is recreating these reminiscences for his family and his clients after he launched El Burrito Catering in January 2023. 

“Our meals is genuine Mexican meals with generational recipes which were handed down,” Hernandez stated. “Though we’re a model new enterprise, my meals and enterprise differs as a result of I’ve been blessed to have my household’s data and expertise taught and handed all the way down to me from my dad and mom and grandparents.” 

Impressed by his household, Hernandez stated he did his coaching by means of his mom who nonetheless works with him to this present day. 

“I couldn’t have had a greater trainer,” he stated. “She nonetheless continues to offer me all her suggestions and methods. My dad and mom undoubtedly impressed my love for meals. Anytime our household acquired collectively, it all the time concerned unbelievable meals.”

Photograph courtesy of El Burrito Catering

Though Hernandez and his spouse, Aubrey, simply launched their catering enterprise — they hope to sometime develop. Within the meantime, they’re grateful to share their love and expertise for excellent Mexican meals with San Diegans. 

“I need clients to really feel good, glad, and impressed with the standard of our elements and the love we put into our meals,” Hernandez stated. “We’ve had some very supportive clients that comply with us from cease to cease each week.”

Observe El Burrito Catering on Instagram @elburritocateringtruck.