How did it all start

It happened a few years ago. End of 2014. I (Carlos) was working at a large telecom company. Calíope (we have been married for 15 years now) was working mostly at home, being really busy with the girls and her job as a freelance editor.

Financially speaking we were not at our best. I created a company that I had to close down and we were sort of starting all over. The thing is that one of our babygirls (we have three), the smallest one (Celia), had food allergy. Severe allergy to egg and milk protein.

Calíope started to cook all sorts of “vegan” alternatives for Celia so she would feel no different at school having the same menu options as the rest. That took a lot of learning by doing. We had to read labels, learn to cook and eat different, with new ingredients. The whole family got involved.

At this point we realized that people wanted to eat healthier, to be able to learn about ingredients, techniques, because they want to be healthier or more conscious about their eating. But we need help.

The best way to change your eating habits is to have cooking habits. We live in Spain and cooking is in our culture. With our personal experience and my background on technology and startups we decided to do something about it

We wanted to create a way for people to learn new ways of cooking and therefore eating healthy in an effective way. And we wanted it to be in a way that those with knowledge could do something about it. We wanted to create the tools so we could all benefit from the abundant knowledge and experience so we could all learn from each other.

So we started Livetobe_. We are now both working full time for the project and it has become our life.

Well, and in the meantime the familiy grew.

If you want to know more about Livetobe_ or how to organise online cooking workshops with us you may contact us here and we will help you out.