Entrepreneurs: Carolina Garcia and Carolina Salinas
From: Caracas, Venezuela
The story and business concept: The highly dynamic pair, who call their business “Carolicious,” are the seasoned veterans of our program, having taken all our workshops and vended with Nibble over 50 times. Shortly after joining our program, they honed in on their gluten-free arepas – griddled corn cakes stuffed with meat or vegetarian filling, cheese, and finished with their signature creamy basil sauce. They have never looked back and continue to gain fans of their addictive street food. They are ecstatic about the new Nibble kitchen opening up and their ultimate goal is to have their own restaurant that sells their signature arepas.
Favorite cooking utensil: “The grill, definitely. We use it to make our arepas. When we open the grill up, it gives us a perfect view of what we created – we see the meat, the filling, everything.”
In their words: “The arepa is like a coffee. You share it with someone and it starts conversations. We grew up eating arepas and we raised our kids with them. To us, sharing our arepas is our way of connecting with other cultures. It is a way to show our roots. We think by telling our story through the food, we can make relationships with other people from different backgrounds.”
Find Carolicious this Sunday: Can’t wait to try the Carolinas’ delicious Venezuelan arepas? You can find them this Sunday October 22nd at SomerStreets Monster Mashed Up. They’ll be at the Nibble booth located in front of PA’s Lounge at 345 Somerville Ave. from 2-6pm.