Us

We are Terra Fresh Foods, an importing and exporting company like no other. Working in the Agribusiness sector in the Americas and Europe, we seek to innovate and inspire a new business model that offers high quality exotic gourmet produce around the world and unites our producers and consumers. Our socially conscious spirit and multi-cultural approach allows us to offer our customers more than our products; we seek to transform the experience of eating into a worldwide, shared community event. Terra Fresh Foods is driven by our team’s combined knowledge and proficiency in the industry as well as our motivation to establish continuous growth through long-term relationships with our customers and vendors.

Terra history

When life backs you into a corner it’s also giving you the opportunity to make a decision. As such, Terra Fresh Foods was born from a big decision. Setting our sights on reaching a positive change and transmitting values of solidarity, Terra, through the business of importing gourmet fruit and vegetables, firmly walks towards achieving those goals step by step. A world that is open without borders requires an innovative and multicultural business model which Terra has designed to be able to meet the specific and personal needs from both the customers and the company's team.

Vision

It is the compass that marks our destination in the route we have decided to take for each of those who accompany us on our journey:

  • Vendors: To provide support to enhance their development and create lasting relationships.
  • Customers: To use our skills and knowledge in order for us to support the progress of our customers, creating strong long-term relationships.
  • Social Responsibility: This is the heart of the company. Here is where the inspiration and the reason for our work was born in order to achieve meaningful change.
  • Employees: To be a wonderful place to work, where every employee feels valued, inspired, and committed to do their best, contributing to good team synergy.
  • Job: To execute daily activities effectively, providing the best service to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Benefit: To commit ourselves in creating business models that allows everyone involved to be successful.
  • Product: To offer a high quality product, in addition to fulfilling consumer expectations, promote culture, diversity, and social responsibility.

Our mission

To define our purpose as a company. It is an axis that guides our way in order to achieve:

  • Feed diversity to the world
  • Inspire awareness and responsibility
  • Generate a positive impact creating value

Our values

Establish the parameters of the actions, behaviors, and decisions of Terra Fresh Foods towards the world.

  • Passion: Putting heart and meaning into our work.
  • Quality: We strive to maximize our capacities, seeking excellence.
  • Respect: We recognize the collective individuality of every human being and the environment.
  • Empathy: We accept all cultures in the world and their diversity.
  • Commitment: We work with gratitude and responsibility for the world.
  • Freedom:  We encourage individual expression and personal development.
  • Leadership: We create new trends to set an example to follow.

Food safety

Good manufacturing practices are a priority for the company. We make sure to offer a reliable, healthy, and high-quality product. At each level of the supply chain, we have established measures and processes in place that ensure the safety of the product.

At the production level, our farms are certified by Primus Labs, responsible for verifying the methodologies implemented in the field through: Analysis, Auditing, and Education.

At the management level, our storage and packaging in each country are also certified, offering facilities that have prioritized and managed hygiene in each of the processes. We are committed to complying with the industry standards established by the USDA, FDA and PACA, to be able to provide a healthy high-quality product for the consumer. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers and consumers, generating confidence in our products.

Team

Lalo Fran

Controller

Lalo has grown up and lived in several cities across Spain and Switzerland, developing his studies and professional career in management and business administration, with a specialization in Marketing (ESIC Business & Marketing School). As a sports and cooking enthusiast, he has gained professional experience in various sectors (food processing, sports and recreation, industry and services sector). In addition to speaking Spanish, English and Italian, he would love to acquire two or three more languages.
If you were a meal you would be… My mother’s patatas bravas
If you were an animal… A frog
A place… Looking for my place
A quote… 'Think in progress not in perfection, because perfection will come with your progress'
A passion… My bixi

María Alejandra Guitiérrez

Founder & CEO

Studied Business Administration and Marketing at Florida International University in Miami, and later obtained a Masters in Marketing at ESIC Business and Marketing School in Seville, Spain. Boasts more than 15 years experience in imports and exports in the food industry in the Americas as well as in Europe. She is considered a citizen of the world, but is a proud native to the Colombian city of Barranquilla. Throughout her life she has lived in different cities around the world, which has led her to be exposed to different cultures, and expand her knowledge in the industry.

If you were a meal you would be… Many... contact for recommendations…
If you were an animal… Still human
A place… The hearts of people
A quote… 'Live your dream and wear your passion'
A passion… To live

Tamara Expósito

Logistics Manager

Hailing from the so-called City of the Sun, Lorca (Murcia, Spain), Tamara has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Murcia and a Master in Marketing from ESIC Business & Marketing School (Seville). Her adventurous spirit led her to reside in countries like England and Italy, bringing many skills, including the ability to communicate in English and Italian.
If you were a meal you would be… My grandmother’s cannelloni on Christmas day
If you were an animal… A dolphin
A place… Italy
A quote… 'Be happy with what you have…while you fight to get what you want'
A passion… Discover the corners of the globe.

Luis Ángel Montero Bravo

Operations Manager

He was born in the east side of Cuba in Bayamo. He studied information systems at Instituto Politecnico de informática (IPI) Ruben Bravo Albares. He currently lives in Miami, where he is in charge of the logistics at Terra Fresh. He loves challenges and learning new things that will expand his knowledge.
If you were a meal you would be… Pescado a lo Macho (Fish)
If you were an animal… Jaguar
A place… Varadero Beach
A quote… 'He who gets close to a good tree, good shadow will shelter him'
A passion… Travel

Faviola Caris

Quality Control

An agronomist, this Chilean-born graduate of the Catholic University of Maule Curicó-Chile has over 10 years of experience in the food industry. She has lived in various US cities, but currently resides in Miami, and speaks English and Spanish fluently Faviola is responsible for the quality control of imports in the company.
If you were a meal you would be… A small dessert
If you were an animal… A rabbit
A place… Europe
A quote… 'What separates success from failure is perseverance'
A passion… My proffesion

Rachel Monteagudo

Sales Executive

Born and raised in South Florida, Rachel went on to study at the University of Florida in Gainesville where she obtained a degree in Finance. Her love of financial markets peaked her interest in the commodities market and she has now spent the last 9 years in Miami working with produce imports from all over the world. Although South Florida will always be home, she has actively pursued her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures.
If you were a meal you would be… My grandmother's Arroz con Pollo
If you were an animal… Monkey
A place… The World
A quote… Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
A passion… To help those who can´t help themselves

Brayner Gutierrez

Sales Executive

Born and raised in Colombia, Brayner moved to the United States in 2000 seeking success. After finishing high school in 2004, he started working his way up in the food industry. With 10 years of experience in the industry, Brayner has worked in all fields encompassing produce. His skill set is well rounded due to his experiences working in the warehouse selecting orders and loading trucks, to coordinating logistics and managing client services. A few years ago, Brayner decided to go into the financial services industry to build on his experience in sales and client services. Ready for a new challenge, last year Brayner came back to the food industry as a sales executive with Terra Fresh Foods. He is also currently seeking his bachelor's degree in Finance and Marketing at Florida International University.
If you were a meal you would be… Everything my mother cooks!
If you were an animal… A Panther
A place… The World
A quote… The good man is the friend of all living things
A passion… Backpacking around the world

Monica Echeverri

Marketing and Communication Responsible

Born and raised in Medellin, Colombia moved to the United States in 2012. Monica has a degree in Business Administration from Eafit University In Colombia. As a Photography enthusiast she has gained professional experience in different sectors (Video Editing, Audiovisual Media Designer & Photography, Marketing digital and Social Media Community Manager). She has now spent the last 4 years in Miami working with produce imports. Her adventurous spirit has led her to travel in many countries exploring and experiencing many different cultures, and is considered a citizen of the world. In addition to speaking English and Spanish, she is ready for a new challenge. This year Monica has returned to the food industry as a Marketing and communications coordinator with Terra Fresh Foods.
If you were a meal you would be… Bandeja Paisa
If you were an animal… Giraffe
A place… The Beach
A quote… Don’t be jealous, be inspired! If someone else has something you want, it just means whatever you want is possible!
A passion… Photography

Si fueras un plato serías…
Si fueras un animal…
Un lugar…
Una cita...
Una pasión...

Careers

If you want to become part of a team, full of energy, compromised, and passionate, please contact us.

We don’t offer just jobs,
we offer a lifestyle.

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