Leena Torres

Pop-Up Chef
Leena Torres

Manitou Springs

About Leena Torres

Hola Feastly, My name is Leena C Torres and I live in the only earth home nestled at the base of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, CO and I'm about thirteen minutes from Colorado Springs, CO. When it comes to cooking I'm a passionate cook...remember cook with amor. My breakfast, lunch and dinners are many of my art creations bursting in flavor and color. Cooking for a crowd of hungry beautiful people makes my heart warm and fuzzy. Needless to say my friends on Instagram call my page Instacook. My cooking style is very exotic in the sense that I can cook from my traditional Mexican roots all the way to the island of Greece, I have no limit. A little about my background in cooking, the first time I became in contact with this wonderful talent was when I was 8 yrs. old, my grandmother on my father’s side is a very old fashion traditional Mexican grandmother. I was always behind her skirt watching her cook and she would always shush me away but one day she said, "Leena, Si quieres estar en la cocina me vas a tender que ayudar a cocinar" (Leena, If you want to be in the kitchen you will need to help me) later on that day I learned how to make tortillas...oh was I thrilled. I'm so thankful for my grandmother for teaching me the art of cooking at a very young age; it has led to my adventures and wonderful memories. If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart. Cesar Chavez