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Meet Our Founder

My name is Humberto "The Chori-Man" Raygoza, a 4th generation artisan chorizo maker. After years of learning my craft from my Dad and uncles back in Zacatecas, Mexico I decided to start my own business here on the west side. 

In March 2013, I launched "The Chori-Man Artisan Chorizos & Sausages." When I first started I made 100lbs every three months and sold my product door to door from a little cooler on wheels, which I named The Chori-Mobile. 

Through loyal customers, word of mouth, and my past employer Del Rey Deli Co., my chorizo began to make a name for itself. 

Within a year I started selling 400lbs per month, and landed my first two restaurants with The Federal Bars in Long Beach and North Hollywood, and the Hudson House. Last year I had the honor of being named Best Chorizo of Los Angeles, by LA Weekly's BEST OF L.A. issue, and I'm only getting started….