Our Story

“We love what we do and hope you will too!”

Jason and Hester Rodriguez, high school sweethearts, share a love for family, service and cooking. He’s a chef and she’s a baker, and they followed their dream and opened Hester’s Café September of 2006.

“We wanted to bring a café to the community that would allow us to express the things we love most: food, family and service. We were both born into families that shared a passion for food. My family viewed food as medicinal. I grew up with parents who were very involved with the macrobiotic diet. I learned from my parents the importance of quality versus quantity and the healing properties of good food. Food was to be eaten in a pure, natural, unaltered state for the health of your body. Jason’s family gathered as often as possible, his mother and grandmother of French descent loved to showcase their culinary creativity. Jason began working in restaurants at the age of 16 and over the past 25 plus years he has explored and developed this same creative side he grew up loving. We strive to find the perfect balance between cooking that is creative and palate pleasing, and food that is good for your body. The goal is to make food from scratch, altering it as little as possible. Quality ingredients creatively put together always steal the show.

– Hester Rodriguez


At Hester’s Café, the business model follows the basic principles of the family unit – service in the community, food for nourishment, and time for fellowship. They value everyone who walks through their doors, patron and employees alike. Fostering a Christian environment, Jason and Hester close shop on Sundays to allow employees time for rest, family and fellowship. But come Monday, they open the doors wide open to welcome the community in for a home cooked meal.