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This profile was last updated on 9/26/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
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Soul de Cuba Franchise | A Shared Dream
franchise.souldecuba.com, 26 Sept 2013 [cached]
Visions of the Soul de Cuba Cafe concept first came to Jesus Puerto in the mid-1980's while attending college in Ybor City, Florida.
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It was after his 1991 layoff in the wake of Eastern Airlines' collapse that Jesus decided to invest in his vision by enrolling in a two-year restaurant management course.
Jesus Puerto "Let go and let God, Allah, Buddah, Obbatala or whoever is in charge... 'cause it surely ain't me..." - Jesus Puerto, Founder, Soul de Cuba Cafe
On Easter weekend 1993, Jesus was diagnosed with spinal meningitis. Doctors gave him a few hours to live and advised his family that the slight chance of survival would come at a cost -- loss of sight or hearing, or even mental impairment. In what doctors described as "without scientific explanation," "a miracle" and "lucky," Jesus survived and recovered without complications. In the Afro-Cuban tradition of spirituality practitioners believe the duties of miraculous healing are taken on by the Orisha (Angel), Babalu Aye. While in recovery, realizing his tremendous fortune, Jesus made a promise to dedicate his life to service and human enhancement. Though at first it wasn't clear how, his will and perseverance helped to enlighten his journey.
Since, Jesus has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a United Nations Volunteer, and as a Charter Board Member and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Western Samoa. He also worked in the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he served as country officer for Peace Corps programs in the Caribbean and Central America. Before opening the first Soul de Cuba Cafe he was recruited to work in New Haven, Connecticut by Paul Newman's Association of Hole in the Wall Camps to develop and support programs and activities in Thailand, Southern Africa and Japan.
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In the summer of 2004, Jesus led the development of the first Soul de Cuba Cafe in New Haven, Connecticut. Two years later, in July of 2006, Jesus opened Soul de Cuba Cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii and launched Soul de Cuba Specialty Foods. Soul de Cuba Specialty Foods is the first ever nationally-distributed Cuban food product line. In 2010, Jesus expanded his exciting restaurant concept to include franchising.
Board of Directors | AADCCH
aadcch.org, 15 Sept 2013 [cached]
Jesus Puerto, Community Advisory Board
Owner, Soul de Cuba Cafe
Soul de Cuba | About
www.souldecuba.com, 23 July 2013 [cached]
Visions of the Soul de Cuba Cafe restaurant concept first came to Jesus Puerto in the mid 1980's while attending college in Ybor City, Florida.
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It was after his 1991 layoff in the wake of Eastern Airlines' collapse that Jesus decided to invest in his vision by enrolling in a two-year restaurant management course.
Let go and let God, Allah, Buddah, Obbatala or whoever is in charge... 'cause it surely ain't me....
- Jesus Puerto, Founder, Soul de Cuba Cafe
On Easter weekend 1993, Jesus was diagnosed with spinal meningitis. Doctors gave him a few hours to live and advised his family that the slight chance of survival would come at a cost -- loss of sight or hearing, or even mental impairment. In what doctors described as "without scientific explanation," "a miracle" and "lucky," Jesus survived and recovered without complications. In the Afro-Cuban tradition of spirituality practitioners believe the duties of miraculous healing are taken on by the Orisha (Angel), Babalu Aye. While in recovery, realizing his tremendous fortune, Jesus made a promise to dedicate his life to service and human enhancement. Though at first it wasn't clear how, his will and perseverance helped to enlighten his journey.
Since, Jesus has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a United Nations Volunteer, and as a Charter Board Member and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Western Samoa. He also worked in the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he served as country officer for Peace Corps programs in the Caribbean and Central America. Before opening the first Soul de Cuba Cafe he was recruited to work in New Haven, Connecticut by Paul Newman's Association of Hole in the Wall Camps to develop and support programs and activities in Thailand, Southern Africa and Japan.
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In the summer of 2004 Jesus led the development of the first Soul de Cuba Cafe in New Haven, Connecticut. Two years later, in July of 2006, Jesus opened Soul de Cuba Cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii and launched Soul de Cuba Specialty foods.
Arts Council of Greater New Haven
www.newhavenarts.org, 1 Sept 2010 [cached]
"I've been learning about Afro-Cuban food traditions since I was a child helping my abeula (grandmother) sort and clean black beans in her kitchen," writes Jesus Puerto, chef and owner of Soul de Cuba Café, in an e-mail.
It's like Proust's madeleine, con mojo: ...
honoluluweekly.com, 4 June 2008 [cached]
It's like Proust's madeleine, con mojo: Jesus Puerto, co-owner of Soul de Cuba Cafe and National Finalist in the 2008 National Restaurant Association Faces of Diversity Award, is selling a taste of his childhood to his customers.His Cuban Mojo Marinade Salsa, inspired by an authentic family recipe, is a savory blend of citrus, garlic, onions and spices.Guaranteed to Cubanize your meats, poultry and seafood.Indulge for just $5.
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