I’m giving life away every single day by Laughing, loving and lifting others along de way…
This is my philosophy
I am a Chattanooga resident and have been passionate about truly excellent food from the time I was a young boy growing up in Guatemala. The mundane and extraordinary alike offered inspiration.
Little things while helping my parents in their coffee shop would spark ideas; not to mention the inspiration gleaned from the wonderful food offered by street vendors. While in college I studied tourism, (which further fueled my interest in food), and hotel management. As I started traveling and encountered different cuisines, my passion for food increased, and a few years later I founded Ovalle’s Mexican Cafe.
Textures full of color, delicious odors and meet good people traveling through this great country that has hosted me, have been beautiful experiences and sometimes not so beautiful but full of wisdom and teaching.
Today I grow Ovalle’s, One Plate at a Time; MCS; and Nerdwebs out of the Society of Work, a building facilitating the growth of small businesses in Chattanooga. Traveling and cooking are integral ingredients of my life, and often my refuge in the midst of the turmoil of running of multiple businesses. Here I’ll share the life lessons I learn, food I’ve created and/or love, travel adventures, and entrepreneurial tips I’ve picked up along the way. Enjoy!.
Erwin has been a Chattanooga entrepreneur for over 10 years and founded three business, all of which aim to better the community or empower individuals.
Through that time he has gained the attention and respect of many high profile local organizations and individuals; He now serves in either in an official or advisory capacity on the board for La Paz Chattanooga, Green Spaces, and The Minority Owned Business Task Force.
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