About Us

This is our Story

At Alpaca Market, we believe food is more than food. It is fuel. It becomes your cells, your actual 

chemical make-up. So what goes in must be the best it can be! But, let’s face it, healthy food has a bad 

rap for not tasting the best. Our mission is to delight your taste buds with fun chef crafted dishes 

(that your cells will thank you for)!


Joe and Brittaney Kerby founded Alpaca Market as the culmination of the food journey they began when

finding out their oldest son, Noah, had severe food allergies, including gluten and soy. This is when their

food adventure began and the Kerby’s made it their mission to feed their family really good-for-you food. 

But, all of the millions of taste buds in the little mouths they were feeding demanded this good-for-you

food be delicious. Their in-home kitchen turned into a test kitchen for all things good that taste good.

Then the family started serving their passion foods to friends and more family. The family prayed,

traveled, and prayed and traveled and knew in their hearts it was time to change the world with a Food 

Revolution. The Kerby’s are passionate about local farming and the rest is history…or about to be. Cruz 

calls their food Yum-bo…you will call it delicious!


Welcome to Alpaca Market, friends! We’re here to change the world one jar a time. Won’t you join us?

The Kerby Family


Chris Schloss


Executive Chef Chris Schloss has been 

mastering the art of deliciousness long before 

he joined the Alpaca Market Team. For the past 20 years, 

Chris’ sheer passion for food and community has led him around 

the world, always in search of creative new ways to 

craft his plates and happy mouths to feed.


From Switzerland, to Miami, to New York City, 

Chris has quite the colorful resume: he’s done everything 

from working at some the world’s finest hotels, to mastering Asian,

 Mediterranean and French technique, to opening a James Beard 

recognized restaurant in Brooklyn.


In 2008, Chris’ food journey led him to yet another destination:

 Los Gatos, CA. There, Chris became the founding Executive 

Chef at Cin-Cin which became a huge hit, due in large part to 

Chris’ “outside the box” globally oriented cuisine and his reliance to 

creating a layer of flavors and textures. Under Chris’ leadership, 

Cin-Cin achieved a Michelin Guide Recommendation 

award three consecutive years in a row (2010, 2011, and 2012).

When you can’t find him creating the freshest new meals to feed to 

our community from our funky fresh jars on the fly, 

you can find Chris spending time with his wonderful wife Saemi, 

schooling his three boys in basketball (Ryan, Jayden, Christopher), and 

adoring his precious baby daughter, Abby.