Mauricio has always loved great food—his family ran a restaurant in his South American childhood home. “I remember grinding llajwa with a mortar and pestle as a child,” he reminisces. He gained expertise in the hospitality world managing “5 Diamond” and world-famous resorts in Florida, then came north to work at Wegmans Next Door, bringing with him a passion for global flavors.
“What makes Next Door special is what we do as a team. We work together using fresh products from our own farm to create innovative and delicious Japanese, European, modern American fusion cuisine.”
“Our front-of-the-house team is dedicated to service, they’re knowledgeable about our food and culture and love to share the one-of-a-kind experience that is Next Door. Introducing guests to new flavors and giving them the WOW factor is what gives me the greatest satisfaction. I want our guests to have the most memorable meals, food and drink have them looking forward to their next experience with us.”