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Meet Alexander Orozco of thehoodfoodie

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexander Orozco.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My story began the day that I decided for it to begin. Loosing both my parents at a young age when I felt that I needed them the most, going thru my 20’s and 30’s with no guidance nor direction, about to hit my 40’s I finally got tired of feeling sorry for myself, so I started working towards a better version of me.

Alcohol played a big roll in my household, so I decided not to go that direction, choosing to stop drinking and never looking back. I then started taking medication for my bipolar depression, that didn’t do me any good, causing me to have suicidal tendencies landing me in a 51/50 hold for over a week. I then decided to be clean of all substances, but not before experiencing the medication withdrawal stages that with the love and support of my familia couldn’t cure, I was able to overcome it all.

Not knowing what was going to blossom next from this horrible experience, getting into social media with the handle @thehoodfoodie promoting street vendors, mom and pop shops, familia owned business as a passionate hobby, to then have the communities all over show me so much love and support, creating dishes with these businesses that I helped support, podcast interviews, working with huge names in the industry, meeting people that I would have never imagined of meeting, to potentially having my own show!

Words cannot describe how good it feels from coming out of darkness for many years to now feeling how beautiful life can be, I can’t thank @thehoodfoodie familia enough, you guy’s are my rock, so make sure you come out, support and tell them @thehoodfoodie sent you!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
After a lot of personal struggles, I can say thehoodfoodie road has been filled with a lot of great experiences, and I have met wonderful people that have to open their doors to me, they share similar struggles and we create a bond over it, we all want the same thing we want to have a happy life, being able to provide for our families and being welcomed into the community.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about thehoodfoodie – what should we know?
Thehoodfoodie promotes small businesses through social media, I specialize in giving businesses a platform to reach thousands of people.

I am most proud of the amazing people we have met along the road, and using my personal story to create awareness about mental health.

I think my unique way of telling a story through my vlogs sets me apart, I love to use my heritage, comedy, and characters to keep my followers just waiting to know what’s coming next!

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Honesty and always being genuine, empathy and understanding of others and always respect for their hustle!

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 818-939-8523
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @thehoodfoodie
  • Facebook: thehoodfoodie
  • Twitter: @thehoodfoodie

Image Credit:
Rudy J. Rubio

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