About Nomad Cook
Nomad Cook is a project that aims to provide storytelling services to local people and projects to make community and build a human Milpa where we grow together. Photography, video production, social media consulting and management, web design, SEO consulting, copywriting, translation, and graphic design. Besides, developing a local and collaborative economy, where all the members take care of each other.
I believe all projects that are doing something to improve their communities, and the world deserve to have access to high-quality storytelling services.
In a globalized world and profit-oriented economies, Nomad Cook aims to create value in the relationships and the strength that many members can create together to improve our reality. Value exists on stability, friendship, mutual support, more human value of work. Profits are a tool, not the ultimate goal. Art, storytelling, and photography being some of the engines to keep this model going. Stay tuned to the latest updates on the results by following the Macheteando series in the blog.
Who's behind this project?
My name is Luis Hernandez. After working for 18 years for corporations and startups in the tech industry, I understood that I needed to do something else to make a broader impact on my community and for humankind.
In 2018, I started a Food&Travel videos project while roaming in South America. That’s where I got this project name. However, along the way, I realized I was just repeating my story and created a commercial product that was only feeding the same values I was running away from.
After reading, learning from marginalized groups and understood my privileged position in the power dynamics of the world (and still trying to understand). The project started to take a more social approach while staying away as much as possible from white saviorism and cultural appropriation practices.