We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandra Morales and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexandra, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Hungry House meal prep and catering service helps our local Denver community by providing fresh home style cooked meals. While 83% of Americans eat fast food at least once a week, the convenience of our healthy meals allows families and busy individuals to stay on track with budget friendly portion controlled foods. Whether it’s A La Carte services or individually completed meals, the quality and service we provide is convenient and efficient allowing you to enjoy home cooked meals without having to set time in your everyday to meal prep.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What makes me most proud is the transition from where the business had started off an idea and now it is my reality. I worked full time managing a dental office while dedicating my weekends to preparing complete meals for my clients. With only limited hours to dedicate on the weekends to a business was not enough, over time I began to transition from working full time for an employer to part time. Eventually I quit my day job to solely focus on the opportunity before me, where it has been the best decision I have ever made to this day. It was far from easy, but the most rewarding to begin this journey for myself and future.
This journey began out of my home kitchen in 2016. My whole life, food always been an important component in my family and upbringing. I’ve always maintained a goal of wanting to consume healthy clean foods and knew that it did not have to be dreaded as most would assume to eat healthy you’d be on a “diet”.
What sets Hungry House apart from your typical “meal prep” service are in the flavors of each of our meals all while being health conscious using simple tasty ingredients.
As the business has grown to where it is today, challenges are constantly surfacing however I do not allow these obstacles to hinder the growth of our business. Instead, I adapt. I look at the challenge with the goal of finding a solution and not as a “means to an end”. As long as I can pursue each challenge with a positive attitude, finding the solution is never impossible.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Personally I enjoy experiencing sight seeing as geographically Colorado has many beautiful views. The handful of places we’d go visit are Red Rocks, Garden of the Gods, and if the challenge of “climbing” is available- my favorite is to take the challenge of Manitou Incline for the day!
Being that we are currently in the winter season, Iron Mountain Hot Springs is definitely one of my favorite places. The small personal hot spring pools with the view of the Colorado River is a place everyone must enjoy. Then we’d enjoy the small town of Glennwood springs where there are so many options to eat and drink while taking a stroll in the unique mountain town.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As the proverb states “It takes a village to raise a child”, It has taken efforts from my husband, friends, and team to come together to feed our community. First and foremost, my husband who never allows me t0 become complacent or doubt my own potential. Second, to Roger Anderson who constantly reminded me that my happiness was outside of the typical work office hours. Lastly, to my friends and kitchen team who have become family to come together to make the magic happen!