Holy Cacao was founded in 2009 by Ellen Kinsey and John Spillyard, when Ellen returned to Texas after living in New York City for several years. In an effort to recreate the thick, rich, velvety drinking chocolate from a little bakery in the Bronx that she had come to love, 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.
In April of 2013 Ellen sold the company to three brothers Joe, Matthew, and JohnPaul Doherty. Committed to the standard of excellence set by their predecessors, 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.
Holy Cacao has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show on the Food Network and at many events in and around Austin.