Luis Velasquez and Juliana Berrio are the owners of Familia Fine Foods in Burlington.
After attending business school together in Colombia, Luis & Juliana moved to Canada where Luis graduated as a professional chef. He then worked in corporate banking in Toronto for seven years before deciding to pursue his lifelong passion: cooking. It was then, about five years ago, that Luis & Juliana opened their own family restaurant and Familia Fine Foods was born.
They know firsthand that getting home after a full day and then rustling up a family dinner can be a difficult task. Sure, you could pick up the phone or hit up a drive-thru, but we all know there’s nothing like a hot, wholesome meal made from scratch with tons of TLC to beautifully end the day. That is exactly why Familia Fine Foods was started. They take the stress out of meal times and put the “ahhh” back on the table.
We asked Luis and Juliana a few questions about their restaurant, their style of cooking, and the inspiration behind Familia.
Combining our love for food with our love for family was the inspiration for Familia Fine Foods. We know the importance of family time, and the convenience of having a wholesome, homemade, ready-to-eat meal on your table gives families more of that priceless time to make memories with their kids.
We were both working in corporate environments. We realized that life is short and doing something fulfilling is so important. We started Familia Fine Foods in 2014 and it was the best decision we ever made.
Handmade with love is our motto, and of course we put a little Latin touch in every single meal we make! We all know there’s nothing like a hot, wholesome meal made from scratch with tons of TLC to end the day perfectly, and that is exactly why we started Familia Fine Foods.