Chef Marcel has always had a passion for cooking and food. As a young boy in Bolivia, he learned to cook by his mother's side. She taught him to combine simple ingredients to make delicious meals. Recipes were replaced with traditions, and everything Marcel learned about cooking was done with instinct and taste. Thanks to her, he has always loved cooking.
Marcel's wife, Mindy has always been a self-proclaimed foodie. She has traveled around the world, and has been exposed to some of the most delectable dishes in Europe, Bolivia, and other countries. Later in life, her love of food and her insight on health cultivated a passion for nutritious, good for you, food. Mindy's mother always grew a garden. Those memories of planting, harvesting, and pruning the garden are something Mindy has always cherished.
Marcel's passion and unbeatable knowledge for cooking combined with Mindy's love of gardening and providing healthy and nutritious food led them to opening their restaurant, Arugula in 2014.
Their goal is to provide made from scratch, local and farm-fresh, nutritious meals, with Latin American twists. They continue to embrace every day with new ideas, and creativity that can be seen in their dishes.