There’s a new breed in town. Flavors and flash aren’t their only inspiration. This breed wants distinction for more noble pursuits such as something so simple as making sure they serve their customers the safest food possible. Wow, what an amazing concept… This may seem like a no brainer, but these restaurant owners are turning their back on the status quo and turning toward food safety as their priority. Here are some of the trailblazers.
In the tourism dependent town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica, two restaurant families are leading the safe-food scene for tourists. First, Carlos, Marcela, and Andres Quesada, owners of Don Rufino Restaurante are different from the rest of the owners in this tourism-driven town. The Quesadas know that tourists demand safe food. More and more tour operators are demanding safe food and restaurants like Don Rufino have taken the steps necessary through Cocina Verify to provide the safest food possible. The Quesadas and Cocina Verify want the world to know that they care about your safety.
Second, Yaneth Solano and her family own and operate Inspira Cafe Restaurante. Inspira provides travelers with a top-notch dining environment and their delicious food is perfect for adventure-minded travelers visiting the Arenal Volcano area. Their yucca fries are locally grown and produced at their own factory that is certified to ship the yucca to the United States. You have to check out their new terrace because if it is a clear day, you will have a great view of the volcano while you eat the delicious food at Inspira.
In such a tourism-driven country as Costa Rica, we are scratching our heads why more restaurants don’t want to join our affordable safe-food network.
Fly over to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and you will find La Cassina. Vanessa Gaviria at La Cassina immediately saw the benefit of setting the restaurant apart from the competition in Santo Domingo. It has been impressive to see their unwavering commitment to food safety. The restaurant scene in Santo Domingo is very competitive and other restaurant owners have followed La Cassina and are currently in the Cocina Verify certification process. Santo Domingo is quickly turning into the safest food city in the Caribbean.
Cocina Verify salutes this new breed of restaurant owner in Latin America. They, along with Cocina Verify, want the world to know that restaurant food safety in Latin America is changing for the better.
When visiting Latin America, choose Cocina Verify restaurants and Trust Cocina Verify Standards.