Dianne Guevara

Here at Sprouts Cooking Club, we know that a summer of culinary exploration isn’t complete without visits to the farms where our food is grown. That’s why we make it a priority to take campers to the fields where the journey of their food really begins. Luckily for us, our friends at Zeeba Rent-A-Van support our culinary mission and have donated vans to our summer camps to help us take curious kids to some of our favorite farms around the Bay Area.


The Inside Scoop

What is the Zeeba story? How did the company get started?

Zeeba was born out of what started as a small family business in Carlsbad. It quickly became one of the locals favorite rental spots for taking trips down to Mexico and across the US. Zeeba now has 9 locations, up and down the West Coast. We offer a variety of van rentals, from 15 passenger down to 12 and 7 passenger vans. Our fleet also consists of Cargo vans, which are perfect for moving or a lot of production and catering companies.

Why do you feel it is important to get involved in the community?

We can’t change the world, but we can definitely change the world around us. Helping within our communities is the biggest change that one can make. If our company can help improve a few lives, then we know we are doing our part in building a stronger and more productive society.

Why do you think kids should learn how to cook?

In today’s world, a lot of children are left unattended by parents that have to work multiple hours to provide for them. We strongly believe that learning how to cook at a young age will prevent children from choosing the easy alternative which is fast food. In the long run, it will teach them better eating habits that will follow them into adulthood.

What is your favorite dish to prepare?

I would have to say Mac and Cheese . . . it’s a dish that you can play up in so many ways by switching up the ingredients. Personally, it’s a dish that reminds me of my childhood, when I did not have a care in the world.

Is there anything else that we should know about Zeeba?

Yes…Zeeba is definitely going to be expanding into some new markets very soon. I can’t speak on the details, but keep an eye out for all things Zeeba.