We had the good fortune of connecting with Obed Torres and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Obed, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
I believe that one of the most important decisions that I have made is to start my own business, and I think this has a positive outcome in the growth of my child because it gives me more quality time to spend with him since I am my own boss and I make my own schedule. Before starting my own business I used to work, running a couple of kitchens and I never had the time to participate in my son’s school activities or special occasions. That’s why I think I made a very important decision for the sake of my family, and more important to find the right balance that made these things possible.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Professionally speaking, I always try to be different making customized menus for my customers and bringing the whole restaurant experience to their homes. I’m very proud of the menus and ideas that I’m always putting out there, my customers have been responded in a very positive way, another thing that I have to say is I’m proud of my wife who is always supporting me businesswise. This new journey hasn’t been easy, but with all the support of my wife Roxy, many things have been possible. One of the lessons that I believe is very important is all about doing things right and with love, otherwise, the outcome is going to be the total opposite of right. Everything is possible, you have to look for opportunities and do it. Even if some people don’t think is a good idea, you’ll be surprised how your projects and ideas can evolve to adapt and make it work.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Definitely, I would take him to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, a baseball game, maybe to the bay to take the ferry to Coronado Island. Also, the bar and food scene at the North Park is amazing also the nightlife at Gaslamp. There’s so much to do in San Diego, maybe a week wouldn’t be enough time.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shoutout to Katia Callahan and her project of Eastlake food to go, which is a non-profit page that supports local businesses in the area of Chula Vista, thanks to her many local businesses and vendors are still running despite the pandemic circumstances.

Website: www.importedchefobed.com

Instagram: @importedchefobed

Facebook: @cheftorres10

Image Credits
The personal foto was taken by Alex Shinder

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