Nuevo Food Box is the original creation of Eric and Jordan Smith. Eric was a native to New Mexico, while Jordan discovered her love of NM food later in life. She was recruited to play women's basketball for the University of New Mexico. Then she was known as Jordan Adams, a name that is now legendary in Lobo history. She won multiple MVP awards, broke countless records, and led the Lady Lobos to the Sweet 16! Jordan fell in love with the people and culture (including the food) of New Mexico and they fell in love with her!
Eric and Jordan had both traveled the world and discovered that it was difficult to find their favorite New Mexican food outside of the state. They decided to solve that problem and founded Nuevo, a subscription box for New Mexican food!
In 2021 Eric and Jordan Smith sold Nuevo Food Box to Zane Van Winkle with Statewide Products of Albuquerque. Zane attended high school at Saint Pius where he played basketball before going onto UNM. As some of you may know, Jordan played professional basketball after playing for the University of New Mexico...so maybe they won't be playing 1 on 1 anytime soon, but if anyone is up for the challenge it's Zane!
Since the start of Nuevo Food Box in January of 2019, we have shipped to almost every state in the country! We have been featured in the Albuquerque Journal, KRQE News, KOAT News, and many more websites, blogs, and publications.
Nuevo is not just a subscription box, we also have an online community of New Mexico food lovers. When you subscribe to our box you get access to this exclusive community to share recipes and get excited every month for your box. In addition, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter with recipes and NM content. Finally, you can learn to use the products in your box by watching our growing library of recipe videos on YouTube. Great if you need some inspiration for a New Mexican feast.
We believe that food is about family and friends. Nothing brings people together like a hardy meal of enchiladas and sopapillas. That is why we think Nuevo is a great gift. Let's work to turn this country turquoise...then the world!
Zane Van Winkle