chef Nestor'S STORY



Chef Nestor Lopez is a first generation Salvadoran-American. His Parents came to Los Angeles from El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979 - 1991). Growing up, Nestor learned the magic of Salvadoran cuisine by watching his mother cook traditional Salvadoran meals during the holidays for family and friends.

Preparing Guacamole



After graduating from the culinary school at Cordon Bleu of Hollywood, Chef Nestor moved to New Mexico to cater for the movie sets of popular cinema. Over an expansive career in the Albuquerque community, Nestor has perfected the craft of his mother's El Chumpe sandwich: where the specialty spiced, roasted turkey takes center stage.


Welcome to the dream 

Chef Nestor and dad Hanging the Gobble This Salvadoran Food sign