I am 3rd generation New Mexican! From Roswell, New Mexico.My Nana Adalia birthed 15 children, so she knew how to cook! My Mom Rita, Nana Widowed mother of 3 was loving and kind, and FOOD was LOVE to her, so she taught me well! And I am now a Nana passing on the LOVE they showed me. Passion for food, especially New Mexican! (I'm also 1/2 Puerto Rican-Boricua)
I am a 5 Star Cook and they call me Chef Nana. I feed hundreds of clients weekly, and cooking is my gift. It’s a Passion of mine and I look forward to cooking for you in our cafe. Opening soon. It is located at 28286 Old Town Front St, TEMECULA, Ca 92590. Same plaza as Penfolds, La Favorita Meat Market next door to Cora’s Bakery. If you need tamales or catering just text or call 951-337-8814.
We appreciate your support!
Chef Nana & Mom of 7.
Growing up in our house the question was always RED OR GREEN? TAMALES, ENCHILADAS, PANS OF RED CHILE OR GREEN CHILE were staples in our house!
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I was born in East Los Angeles to Rita Montoya (Roswell, New Mexico and Billy Nazario San Juan, Puerto Rico) What a fusion, huh?!
Definitely lots of personality and flavors! My Nana passed away when I was 4, whom I know Cooked. I would hear stories of how she’d wake up at 4am to make stacks of flour tortillas, fresh pot of beans and a pot of Green or Red Chile. Staples in the Country New Mexican home. All the neighborhood children would gather. She loved children( she birthed 15, yes 15) and cooking. She was this tiny power house of a lady! She died really young of gangrene to her leg that kept spreading. I was only 4 years old but I remember the day.
My Daddy passed away when I was only 9years old and truth be told he said he married my Mom because of her cooking. He grew up primarily on Puerto Rican Foods in Puerto Rico and in New York (my Grandma Judy was an Amazing Puerto Rican cook) however, once he moved to LA he met my Mom and he had never had New Mexico Style Foods. He was in love with my Moms Foods, in love with her purity, and 3 kids later the rest was history. My Daddy also passed away very young he was only 35 years old.
We grew up with a Mom who was a Single Widow. Needless to say we didn’t have much monetary things but we did have LOVE! Love and my Moms cooking. She’d not only feed us she’d feed everyone and anyone just like my Nana did. Especially those who just stopped by. It’s how she showed love. She was gentle, kind, giving and very generous. Her FAITH IN GOD WAS HUGE! Of course, those are the little things I wish I treasured most her food!
Hence the reason I learned the love of cooking. I was in the kitchen with my Mom at a very young age... I can remember as young as 8 years old. I also remember even way back then getting off the bus and smelling my Moms cooking all the way around the corners.... running home anxiously and so excited to EAT! Her food was always AMAZING AND FULL OF LOVE!!! Green or Red chili always cooking in the pots, freshly made flour tortillas, with REAL butter.... mmmmm, is not even enough feeling to describe her foods.
My Mother taught me to cook all Foods such as TAMALES, CHILES, even AMERICAN, Italian, she cooked EVERYTHING! Depending on her mood, and she never measured anything which is WHY there isn’t any recipes. It’s truly a gift to just know flavors, tastes, textures, consistencies, and exactly the smell of when something is ready! Her palate was amazing and her nose was that of a German Shepard, lol! She was BLESSED AND GIFTED !!! And today, I have been blessed with that same gift. Years of experience thru trials, errors and not changing one thing to accommodate someones preference. If I did CHANGE things or ingredients then it wouldn’t be NANA’S Foods... it would be everyone else’s, and the LONG TIMELESS LOVE OF NANA’S Foods would be lost. And I ain’t doing it! Nope. SURELY, I have created my own meals, but I do not replace Nana's.
In my kitchen I do REAL! Real LOVE, Real ingredients, Real hand made, REAL AND AUTHENTIC. All by scratch in a kitchen that uses REAL INGREDIENTS such as DAIRY, FATS, NUTS, and GRAINS. All imported and local fresh ingredients and Chile’s. The good old fashion way.
No low fat here!
I’m your Cook not your Doctor! Ironically, a lot of what we make can be made Low Carb or Keto friendly just by omitting the tortillas, beans or rice. And STILL keep you deliciously satisfied and not missing much!
I wear many hats and have many accolades.
My husband and I both have been in Real Estate for the last 26 years, however, being a COOK is my first LOVE and truly a gift and passion! I like to say he’s the Realtor and I’m the Cook. I have birthed 7 children, from one husband (yes people ask, so I need to clear that up immediately) I have lots of experience when it comes to KIDS, FAMILY, COOKING, CUSTOMERS, CLIENTS, and REAL ESTATE. I truly care about what goes into your mouths and bellies and I truly LOVE MY CLIENTS and THEIR FAMILIES. A KITCHEN IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS! And homeownership is equally as important.
Its in my blood! FOOD, FAMILY, FAITH AND REAL ESTATE IS IT FOR ME!
Oh and for those still wondering I’m a Woman of a significant age, brown Hair and eyes, 5’1, and weigh about 159 on a good day. Everything natural and I love to laugh out loud. No time for crabby pattys or mean people. I love music and dancing, LOVE TO READ, being silly, common sense and I’m very real and grounded. I work hard at everything I do, I'M A HUSTLER BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I WAS TAUGHT! I’m very passionate and at times FUNNY loud, lol! I don’t have much time for a social life and I love Make up. I love to help ENCOURAGE Women TO feel radiant and beautiful PLUS COOK! A LOST ART FORM WITH TODAY'S BUSY WORKIG WOMEN. I'M HERE TO HELP YOU BRING IT BACK IN YOUR HOME. I love teaching Women new skills such as cooking, and people in Recovery are my cause.
Mostly I LOVE GOD WITH ALL MY HEART BECAUSE WITHOUT HIM I AM NOTHING! I really hope this puts your mind at ease at who I am! I’m just a hardworking, fun loving, old fashion Woman who is BLESSED beyond what I deserve.
I LOOK FORWARD TO DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU!
Chef Nana ~MICHELLE ANN
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