Santa Teresa’s Best Fish Tacos: From Housekeeper to Chef
Meet Lauren Francini Cruz. She is responsible for the fresh and delicious food that our guests at Latitude 10° Resort in Santa Teresa enjoy every day. No, she is not a culinary school graduate, nor does she have any formal training in the kitchen, but, she does bring platefuls of passion to her food, and she’s a quick-learning, hard-working chef.
Francini was born in a small village in the north of Costa Rica and also attended school there. She started to work when she was just 12 years old in her father’s farm. Her parents and one sister still live on the farm while she and five of her brothers moved to Santa Teresa to find work. She has two children – Josimar is 12 and Natalia is 6. Her hobbies include dancing, spending time with her family and going to the beach.