Todo Verde founder, Jocelyn Ramirez, is a vegan chef, college professor, yoga instructor, and advocate for healthy food access in her community. After Jocelyn’s father was diagnosed with cancer for the second time, she created a plant based superfood smoothie diet that made him dramatically stronger and helped with a quick recovery. In this process, she noticed the disproportion of healthy food in the LA area after years of driving across town in search of healthier options for her family.
This inspired Jocelyn to create a healthy food business for the Eastside community. She founded Todo Verde in 2015 with a mission to create plant based dishes inspired by her Mexican and South American roots. She left her career in higher education to pursue a new path in foodways related to culture and tradition. She has referenced traditional recipes passed down for generations within her family, and has explored new techniques using ingredients native to LA.
Our menu includes local, fresh, and organically grown ingredients from local small businesses, farmers, and a mission based food purchasing cooperative. As we continue to learn about the health benefits of nutrient dense food and healthy ecosystems, we offer knowledge on healthy living with the community through workshops, dialogues, food demonstrations, and speaking engagements in relation to critical analysis of the industrial food system and traditional foodways.