About

The History behind Holy Cacao

Chapter One:

Holy Cacao was founded in 2009 by Ellen Kinsey and John Spillyard. Ellen had recently returned to Texas after living in New York City for many years and was desperate to recreate the thick, rich, velvety drinking chocolate from a little bakery in the Bronx that she had come to love. Soon, the idea of a hot chocolate trailer was born. Four years later, when her dream had become a reality, replete with cake balls, frozen hot chocolate, and the award-winning drinking chocolate, Ellen realized that the time had come to pursue new adventures.

Chapter Two:

In April of 2013, Ellen sold the company to three brothers: Joe, Matthew, and JohnPaul Doherty. The Dohertys bring many years of experience as food service professionals and renewed creative energies to Holy Cacao, one of the pioneers of the food truck revolution.

Chapter Three:

Revamp! After a golden, gleaming paint job, new signage and a few additions and subtractions to the menu (ie COFFEE!) The Brothers Doherty hit the ground running. And are still going! Come on by the trailer park and be a part of the story.

Chapter Four:

Summer 2015, encouraged by the popularity of their coffee along the South First corridor, the brothers purchase a second trailer setting up shop in the West Campus neighborhood,  keeping the student body well supplied with caffeine and chocolate to aid in their studies.


Here's a word from the brothers,

"Why We Do What We Do: In a world of health conscious do-gooders who can make you feel like it's a sin to indulge in junk food, we believe it's your divine right to enjoy the things that are down right bad for you! That's what we call Divinely Delicious."

Holy Cacao has been featured on The Rachel Ray Show, The Food Network, Yahoo Travel, Travel+Leisure, Zagat, and at many events in and around Austin. We love getting locally involved and do all we can to help charitable events and institutions.