Born and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico, Gabriela developed a love of Mexican flavours early in life through hands-on cooking lessons with the greatest influences in her life, her Mother Aurora and Grandmother Mariquita. When Gabriela moved to the USA at the age of 18 to continue her university studies, her love of food and cooking persisted as she fed fellow students with her traditional Mexican cooking!
When Gabriela moved to Australia in 1995 , she was challenged to find quality, authentic Mexican flavours. Fueled by her passion for the flavours of her childhood, Gabriela set out to create a brand of quality Mexican products. Her goal was simple. She wanted to share her Mexican culture and love of food with her Western Australian community. This is how PURELY MEXICAN was born.
Starting out with Salsas and Marinades, PURELY MEXICAN soon became a staple in many Perth households. New products have since been added to the PURELY MEXICAN line, including Mole, Mexican Rice, Herb Seasonings, Enchilada Sauce, and Fruit Chile Pastes. Gabriela continues to use original recipes that have been in her family for generations.
Gabriela now offers customised, in-home authentic Mexican cooking classes with a fiesta party atmosphere tailored to the client’s palate. It is in these PURELY MEXICAN COOKING CLASSES where Gabriela’s years of cooking experience are showcased and her real passions for Mexican food and culture come to life!
Gabriela’s business philosophy informs all aspects of PURELY MEXICAN:
INGREDIENTS: I use fresh, locally grown ingredients and source dried Mexican chilies direct from the U.S. or Mexico, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans.
PASSION: I put all of my heart, energy, enthusiasm and experience into each of my products and services to deliver the very best to my customers.
QUALITY: I ensure all products and classes are of the highest quality for my customers’ complete satisfaction.
SERVICE EXCELLENCE: I provide world-class service and strive to achieve excellence each day.
COMMITMENT: I commit to producing great products and services that impact lives both within and outside the business.