Margarita and Andy were raising their three boys while keeping up with busy professional lives. Finding a healthy but tasty family meal to fit in between business calls, soccer games and carpools was a challenge.
Margarita grew up in Colombia playing in her father’s kitchen – the owner of a restaurant featuring typical Colombian food. In her family, food isn’t just fuel for the body but a chance to taste life. Andy, a native of Virginia, is a true foodie with a passion for both the art and the science of cooking.
By combining Margarita’s Hispanic Latin roots, Andy’s passion for modern American cuisine, and running many iterations of their recipes past their kids’ picky palates, they created Mas Panadas:
TO MAKE REAL FOOD TO FUEL LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
They now sell their products through natural and organic retailers, and as food service through hotels, country clubs and event venues. Mas Panadas can be found throughout the Mid-Atlantic region… and quickly expanding!
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Our recipes maximize nutrient density to support a healthy lifestyle.
No need to go far to find what you need. Keep it simple and use your imagination. That is how we came up with Mas Panadas, and we will apply those same principles as we continue to design future products. Empanadas are a typical street food in all of Latin America. We kept the convenience and portability but turned empanadas into an elevated pockets that offer the wholesomeness of a homemade meal.
We are a family company, and we believe in foods that bring the family together. As we like to say in our home, “Mas Panadas pair just as well with a glass of wine as they do with a juice box!”
We are go-getters. We admire those who work hard and wisely to achieve their goals. Fusing typical Hispanic street foods and modern cuisine, we have designed a ready in minutes, wholesome and portable snack or light meal that fits your schedule and fuels your body and soul so you can tackle the next item on your list.
We believe in supporting those around us. We hire and support people from underserved segments of our local community: over 80% of our staff are immigrant women. We have partnered with Community Food Rescue US to donate excess ingredients and finished products to support those in need in Montgomery County, MD. Finally, we plan to develop products in the future that aim to address food equity issues.