Eric is living the dream! He has set up an artisanal bakery chain Pan De Vida in Nicaragua, and has stores in Guatemala, San Jose (Costa Rica) and is putting together a food truck for a market in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Eric has some fantastic plans including becoming the Panera Bread of South America. Good luck to you Eric!

The interview got cut short as you’ll hear because of a power failure. It’s ok – we will continue the interview soon.

There’s some fantastic coverage about Pan De Vida here http://sanjuandelsur.org/pan-de-vida-raising-the-bread-bar-in-san-juan-del-sur/ 

Also worth a look: http://internationalliving.com/2011/06/running-a-bakery-in-san-juan-del-sur-nicaragua/

If you want to get in touch with Eric, tweet him at @ericjslater.