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Cochi Dorado by MasterChef Claudia Sandoval

Chef Claudia Sandoval is set to open her debut Bakery. El Cochi Dorado, a Modern Mexican Bakery.

Cochi Dorado by MasterChef Claudia Sandoval

Chef Claudia Sandoval is set to open her debut Bakery. El Cochi Dorado, a Modern Mexican Bakery.

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About

El Cochi Dorado is a casual Modern Mexican Bakery known as a Panaderia. It is a bakery that focuses on elevating traditional Mexican pastries by using authentic recipes and presenting them in modern ways. The bakery will utilize local and imported traditional ingredients. It will feature some known for items like Conchas, Orejas, and of Course Puerquitos/Cochi’s but in modern and photographable presentations.

When a person walks into Cochi Dorado, they feel like they just walked into a Mexico City Trendy Bakery. The wafting smell of baked bread exudes from the kitchen as you look around at the Rustic Wood Textures, and Clean Stark White counters and tables. The space is bright, casual, and features warm tones and textures, and warm lighting.

The original concept and name was to take something like a traditional Puerquitos or Cochi… a molasses based brown cookie/pastry and covering it in gold luster, to resemble a bar of gold. A common and often neglected brown pastry can turn into an elevated golden prize.

My goal is to raise $150K in order to get my Bakery up an running by June 2020. This will cover the most basic start up cost and I plan on putting up an additional $150K to make it spectacular. 

On my team will be my Cousins, and Best Friends who have over 30 years of Restaurant Experience Collectively. I have all local small businesses backing me up from my Lawyers, to my CPA. I am focusing on local to keep it local and support local.

I was born and raised in National City, California, a community just 7 minutes south of Downtown San Diego where I would attend middle school, and graduate High School. A place where I continue to be supported in all I do and that helped raise me, and my daughter.  We truly are a product of our community and this is our way of paying it forward. 

When I was young I always dreamed of opening my own brick and mortar where I would share the flavors I was brought up with. But as most of us realize growing up, we all have to go to school, pay bills, get a car, pay rent, and well life just always seems to get in the way. One day, I decided that my paycheck to paycheck life just wasn't enough, and so the girl who once sold Flour Tortillas to her neighbors in the hood, decided to apply to be on MasterChef US. Little did I know that I would go on to Win, publish a Best-Selling Cookbook and go on to Judge on MasterChef Latino on Telemundo! The single mom who took a chance on a dream, became the first Latina to ever win MasterChef US, now wants to make you Desserts!

Why did I wait so long? Well, because there has been so much to do! The whirlwind that has been the last four years has been exactly that, a whirlwind. But the real reason, honestly, is that I wanted to wait to do it RIGHT. Many investors came forward but wanted to define my menus and keep them to just the basics of Americanized Mexican. My goal is to continue to prove and provide examples that Mexican and Latino food is so much more than rice, beans, and churros. That it's a labor of love, made with complex ingredients, and by no means street/cheap food. 

We hope you are as excited as we are about this project which we are hoping to complete by June 2020. 

We hope you will join us, in our dream of opening up... Cochi Dorado. 

Risks and challenges

Cochi Dorado’s primary competition would be traditional Mexican and larger mega stores like Northgate Market and Vallarta Market. These places offer pastries that are mass produced and average in price from $0.50 - $2.00. These Bakeries supply many Mexican pastries, but created with the most affordable ingredients (which don't provide quality results) and are self-serve. What sets us apart from our competitors is our ability to elevate and transform what people think Mexican Pastries can be. We offer a reminder of their childhood, but in a more modern and sophisticated approach. Cochi Dorado will be a destination that people want to be vs. a place where people just go to pick up basic bread.

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