The Salsa Connoisseurs

About us

 Candlestick Ravine is a culinary venture driven by our profound love for cooking and a burning desire to share our delightful homemade salsas with the world. Founded in 2023, our mission is to spread the joy of salsa to salsa enthusiasts far and wide. With a meticulous focus on quality, we carefully select the freshest ingredients and infuse them with love, ensuring that each jar of our salsa bursts with authentic flavors that leave a lasting impression. Whether you're an avid salsa connoisseur seeking new taste sensations or a newcomer to the salsa scene, we warmly invite you to join us on this mouthwatering journey. 

At Candlestick Ravine, we believe that food is meant to be shared, and we take great pride in crafting salsas that ignite the senses and bring smiles of satisfaction to every salsa lover who experiences them. Welcome to Candlestick Ravine, where our homemade salsas are made with love and shared with passion.

James aka tio James

Welcome to my world of adventure and fun! 

I'm a thrill-seeker at heart, finding joy in long boarding, surfing, and snowboarding. Traveling across Spain with my family ignited my passion for art, culture, and cuisine, leaving an indelible mark on my soul. The vibrant flavors, mesmerizing art, and awe-inspiring architecture shaped my artistic vision. 

Acting, singing, and dancing were my secret passions, where I dreamed of captivating audiences. While life took me on a different path, those moments still hold a special place in my heart. Photography and editing became my artistic outlets, capturing the essence of life's beautiful moments. 

When I'm not chasing dreams or catching waves, you'll find me in the kitchen, concocting mouthwatering creations with a pinch of creativity. 

Fun Fact: When I was a kid, I met Clint Eastwood. I chased him down the street for half a mile before I mustered the courage to ask for his autograph. He sucked on his popsicle while signing my autograph book. 

Join me on this incredible journey as we embrace adventure, celebrate creativity, revel in the joy of life's extraordinary moments, and craft tantalizing salsa creations that will ignite your taste buds. Welcome to my world, where excitement and discovery await at every turn.

Dr. Claudia aka tia Lla Lla 

(pronounced te-a ya-ya)

Get ready for a whirlwind of fun facts that will leave you intrigued and wanting to know more! Let me take you on a joyous adventure through my world. As an adventure enthusiast, you can often find me exploring the magical realms of Disneyland and Universal Studios, fueling my love for entertainment. But it doesn't stop there—my wanderlust knows no bounds, and I dream of embarking on a journey to check off every state in the USA from my bucket list. Born in Guatemala, I've been rocking the Los Angeles scene since 1989, armed with a PhD in psychology and a zest for life. From teaching high school to stepping into the producer spotlight, my path has now led me to the exciting realm of salsa. Joined by my partner-in-crime, James, who I met through Bumble in 2017 (thanks to our mutual Disney obsession!), we are dancing our way into the salsa business. Oh, and here's a fun fact: I have a special place in my heart for the accordion and its captivating melodies, which have influenced my appreciation for diverse music genres like marimba, tango, operas, and classical compositions. So, get ready to join me on this captivating journey where adventure, music, and salsa collide!