We had the good fortune of connecting with Serena Cajas and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Serena, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued this creative career because I have always been passionate about two things: producing art and helping others. I usually work with small businesses and restaurant owners, which I connect with personally because my dad, Ronnie, is a chef and business owner. Working alongside him by managing his social media not only showed me the hustle of owning a restaurant but also opened up a new world of creating digital content. I fell in love with making food look beautiful online and combining my music tastes to create fun and entertaining videos. Now, working with multiple clients in the DFW area, I have been able to produce content that helps spread the word about these small businesses.

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Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have had many interests growing up, but the core of all of them is creating. I adore music, cooking, art, and film. I adore people and their culture, and how, no matter how different we are, we’re all kind of the same. I started creating digitally in 2020 when my dad needed help with his restaurant, Street Eats, social media presence. I quickly grew to love filming, editing, and continuously learning about the creative process.

In December of 2022, I was watching the Food Network (a channel I’ve loved since I was a kid) and thought to myself how fun it would be to film and eat incredible food. From there, it clicked: “Why don’t I just start a page on Instagram?” Immediately, I created my page, Electric Eats. Because it was my own personal brand, I was able to express my content with music that I love.

What sets me apart is that my content is essentially music videos for food. Although my Reels are an average of 12-20 seconds long, it can take me hours to edit because I need it to be on beat, and I want to be intentional about where I place each piece of footage in the final product.

An aspect that I didn’t know would be so rewarding is talking to business owners and getting to know their stories—how they started, where they’re from, why they do what they do. I thrive on hearing them speak about what they’re passionate about. I think that’s what we all have in common: me, my dad, chefs, and other creators. We all have passion.

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Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend came into town, this would be the itinerary:

It’s Friday, so we’re going straight to Double D’s. It’s a funky and fun bar in the Design District that has a pool table and a DJ. We’re going early because it turns into a PARTY after 9 (in the best way possible), and we’re more in a chill vibe tonight. For dinner, we’re going to Chef Tastebuz in Downtown Dallas for incredible birria tacos and ramen. To finish the night, we’re heading back to the Design District to go to Triumph’s Whiskey and Espresso.

Saturdays are busy, but tonight we’re going to Stereo Live because one of our favorite EDM DJs just so happens to be playing. Before that, we’re going to get a coffee from Everyday Works, and shortly after, we’re going on a walk on the Katy Trail. For lunch, we want to go to a brewery, so the next stop is Four Corners Brewing Co. We’re getting the Peach Green Tea Beer and a Pinchelada Pina (with chamoy and tajin on the rim). Inside is a restaurant called Pacheco Taco N Burger. We’re getting Carne Asada Fries and The Texas Sun Smashburger. The rest of the night, we’re chilling until our show at Stereo Live!

The next day, we’re getting breakfast at JJ’s Cafe because pancakes and menudo are going to hit the spot after a night out. And there’s one more smashburger I have to take her to because it’s too good: Burger Schmurger, located inside of HiveFives in Lower Greenville.

So there will be plenty of music and good eating on this trip! (And if she wants to do things north of Dallas, I have an entire itinerary for that too!)

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The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shout-out to my husband and my family. My husband endlessly supports and encourages me to pursue every dream I have, plus he gives me endless compliments on my work (and is a great hand model when holding the food I’m filming!). My parents always openly expressed how proud they are of me, and their words mean so much to me. I come from a very big family, so seeing my cousins, aunts, grandparents, etc. share, like, and comment on my content to show their support reminds me how loved I am and how grateful I am to have a strong support system.

Instagram: @electriceats_

Other: TikTok: @electriceats_

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