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Pedro Ramirez, Don Pedro's Authentic Mexican Food

BUSINESS LEADER PROFILE

November 28, 2010|By RICHARD M. BROWN | Imperial Valley Press Assistant Editor
  • Pedro Ramirez speaks with a customer at Don Pedro's Authentic Mexican Food in Calexico.
ANGEL ESPARZA/MI CALEXICO PHOTO

Pedro Ramirez, Owner, Don Pedro’s Authentic Mexican Food
2534 Rockwood Ave., Suite 103, Calexico, CA 92231
760-768-0400
www.donpedrosmexfood.com

Tell us how you ended up in this line of work.

My family has always had a passion for cooking. We had a family dream to open a restaurant and operated by my family. For generations, my family has passed over some of our traditional recipes.

What is a memory from your career that sticks out with you the most?

Providing excellent customer service.

What you most like and least like about your work?

Being my own boss and not spending a lot of time with my daughters.

What makes your business unique?

Our food; everything is homemade daily using fresh, high-quality ingredients.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to open a business?

To first gather all the information that is needed for your business and also contacting the Calexico Chamber of Commerce for support.

More about Ramirez

AGE: 41

YEARS IN BUSINESS: 3

HOMETOWN: Calexico

FAMILY: Two 4-year-old twins, Isabella Monigque and Domminik Marie

HOBBIES: Gardening, listening to music, spending time with family

Introduce yourself

Would you or someone you know like to be profiled? If so, contact rbrown@ivpressonline.com or call 760-337-3453.

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