After I emigrated to the United States in 2014 from Mendoza, Argentina (land of Malbec wine), besides missing my family and friends, I missed the small flavors of Argentina that I cannot find in Sacramento. I am an Industrial Engineer by training, but that longing sparked my desire to get in the kitchen and bake empanadas like the ones my family cooks back home, and my desire to share the amazing flavors of empanadas with my close ones here.
My grandmother taught me her recipes and the secrets to making them unforgettable. The empanadas I sell are traditional and ideal for accompanying with a glass of red wine.
After perfecting my empanadas, I decided to expand to pastries. However, my grandmother was no longer around to share her techniques. Therefore, my brother, a chef who owns a bakery and a café in our hometown of Mendoza, taught me how to make them.
I believe food is an exciting way to learn about other cultures. And with high-quality ingredients, great food tastes even better.
It has been years since I started selling at farmers markets, special events and catering weddings. With a lot of effort and dedication, I plan to open a physical location soon!
The Word “Gusto” means: taste, flavor.
The Gaucho is the Argentine Cowboy.
The name Gusto Gaucho means “Country flavor” or “Traditional flavor”