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Mercedes Rojas

Chef, The Arepa Stand

About this Artist

Mercedes Rojas, founder of The Arepa Stand has worked in the industry for over a decade under some amazing Chefs throughout the United States. Although her passion for food comes from her mom and dad as well as her grandmother. Mercedes believes her most wonderful cooking experience was working with Suzanne Goin as the CDC of iconic Lucques Restaurant in Los Angeles. Not only working under an amazing chef was the inspiration but the people that she met in that restaurant would have inspired anyone to want to conquer the world.

With the help of her Mom Belinda, incredible California farmers and friends The Arepa Stand popped up for a Demo at Mar Vista Farmers Market one Sunday. With borrowed equipment, zero funding, tons of sweat and tears and a lot of free help. The first day was a success! With each week and each market The Arepa Stand grew stronger and the siblings continued to pursue opening more markets. They are now at 5 locations and continue to build up on their dream of becoming a brick and mortar.

The Arepa Stand is a family business built with the purpose of bringing people together through good food, amazing service, hard work and lots of fun.