Project Description

Raul’s Cocina

Anna “Salsa” Salazar

I was born & raised in the Valley of the Sun; growing up in a family tradition of culinary success. The Talent in most of our household kitchens didn’t stay at home, and many of the local staples in Phoenix were started by the women I called, Tia & Nana. My formative teenage years were spent in the kitchen of the original Garcia’s Las Avenidas, on 35th Ave & Encanto. In our household salsa & hot sauce were everyday condiments, and I learned to make both before I was in high school. After school & work, my mom, a great cook too, would make such fluffy and delicious tortillas, I had to share them with you. She along with all the other wonderful women & yes, men too. Gave me the knowledge, desire & real life examples of what it takes to open your kitchen to the public.

I have been adding to & adjusting my recipes as the years have passed. I became known as the “go to girl” for hot sauce & salsa at work luncheons, my son’s school & youth group events, and friends & family parties. One friend told me that I had hot sauce in my veins, and have been nicknamed “Anna Salsa”.

I contemplated going into business selling my hot sauce & salsa for years. After a conversation with my son, Vincent Salazar, we decided it was time. We named the company after my dad Raul Salazar who passed away when I was 5 years old. My mom shared many stories about his kitchen prowess. I am blessed to have great recipes encoded in my genes & hot sauce in my veins.

From Our Family To Yours,

Anna “Salsa” Salazar

Raul’s Cocina is currently selling tortillas, hot sauce and fire roasted salsa at Uptown Farmers Market on the SE corner of Central & Bethany Home road. Please come by & sample our Hot Sauce & Fire Roasted Salsa!

Contact:  Anna Salazar