To say Marilu is passionate about food is an understatement – it’s right at the core of who she is as a human being. Whether cooking or consuming it, food has become the periscope through which Marilu has explored the world and her own identity. To her, food raises cultural, social, and environmental awareness and, most importantly, creates community.
Marilu’s love of food began with her Cuban roots. The Cuban cuisine she ate as a child combined the flavors of many ethnic cultures, including African, Spanish, and East Asian. Then she discovered Anthony Bourdain, and like many, she became enthralled with his philosophy that food is the gateway to understanding people and cultures.
With two kids to keep an eye on, travel has slowed for Marilu and her husband. However, she has managed to keep her passion for food and travel alive through either restaurants in the bay area, or her hometown of Miami, or by hosting dinner parties. Whenever she gets a chance, Marilu loves attempting new dishes and cuisines or cooking with friends from a different culture.
Marilu still has quite a few bucket list destinations to travel to, but for now, she’s focused on passing on her love and appreciation of food to her children. And of course, she’s always cooking up incredible content and programming for us here at Founders Circle Capital.