Who is Mama Fanti?
Mama Fanti is our mother, Fantina Mateo Portillo. She was born in 1956 to a working-class family with few resources. Mama Fanti’s life has been closely linked to the kitchen. She never finished school, but her fight to educate her children was the driving force to get ahead. On occasion, she would go to fairs with our grandmother to sell food in different cities.
Why the name?
We want to recognize our mother’s legacy in our achievements. The name conveys tenderness, home, organic, family, and the wooden board links us between countries as lovers of good home-cooked food.