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What makes Palate......Palate

Palate is a Santa Fe local food truck owned and operated by our little Reed family. Palate was not something that was dream pt up over night, no it took months of planning, creating and dreaming. Our family was on the verge of change we were just unsure how it would come about. 

See we were living in Farmington NM away from family and friends. Chase had a corporate job and I was a stay at home mom to a newborn baby. The years spent here were tough on our family, we were restless. We couldn't bare the same day to day routine. We were meant for more! But how? 

I can confirm that the best changes happen when you step out on a limb and strive for more. Strive for our birthright to happiness.

One day we had enough Chase quit his job and that same day we moved our family back to Santa Fe. We had no clue what we were going do or how we were going to make it but we already felt lighter. Months went by and Chase and I were struggling to get out of the same routine we had fallen into before. 

When Ron Whitmore, a great family friend offered us the opportunity to not only help us start up our food truck but also allow us to park it in the Artisan Parking lot it was a no brainer, this is what we wanted to do. 

This was what we were meant to do. Within months Palate was up and running and doing things we never would have imagined. With each passing month a new and exciting opportunity would present its self. 

We own a business together as a family. One that grows each day. We are so happy that we decided to take a leap. Palate is what it is today because our little family stuck together and worked hard. 

Our Palate Family 

A family that cooks together, stays together!

Chase Reed

Owner/ Chef

Chase is part owner with his wife Angelica. He attended culinary school in Houston, TX and is responsible for all the delicious meals. Chase's creative dishes come from fusing Southern and New Mexican flavors cohesively together to make something mouth watering. When he's not cooking in the kitchen he is out and about searching for new and exciting flavors. 

Angelica "Heli" Reed

Owner/ Operations 

Angelica is part owner with her husband Chase. She takes care of the day to day operations as well as Palate's social media outlets. When she's not working behind the scenes she's up front greeting you at the window. 

Layla "Goobie" Reed

The Big Boss

Layla is the one who runs the show. Ideas go to her desk first for a stamp of approval. While Layla is only three she already oversees day to day operations and makes special appearances when Palate caters. She is the heart of the business and is very good at being The Boss!   

Whats the deal with the skull? 

To better understand Palate's logo you must first know, this is not just a skull, its a sugar skull. What's that? Let me tell you! A sugar skull is a normally made of a clay molded sugar to remember and celebrate our loved ones. These skulls are very colorful and whimsical. They are used during Dia De Los Muertos a time where we welcome and guide our loved ones back to us. 

The idea of this tradition is to celebrate the life of our loved ones. 

Daily Palate celebrate's the family and friends we have made in this business. We celebrate life, food, art, connection and possibilities. 

Our sugar skull displays a Zia symbol on its forehead. No matter where we end up New Mexico was  the birth place of Palate and we are proud of this!

The eyes which normally display flowers for life display paint  Pallets. Our food is not just about one thing ...it's the taste, flavors, presentation, and cohesiveness that make it not just food but art. It's a master piece made especially for you. 

My husband Chase and I created this sugar skull together, as a team. Family is our foundation and we strive to treat every customer as just that, Family! 

Welcome to the Palate Family!