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Next Door by Wegmans

About Next Door

At Next Door, we take the best of Wegmans and prepare it fresh for you.  All-natural, sustainable and organic ingredients from our store are specially selected for you by our chefs and prepared in a manner that's delicious and healthy.  Join us and discover a special dining experience that will feed your love of great food.


Next Door restaurant serves produce from Wegmans organic farm in Canandaigua, NY

Following our customers' desire for fresh produce that is both organic and locally grown, Wegmans operates our own organic farm in Canandaigua, NY. We continually work to grow the best-tasting varieties and extend growing seasons, making local farms more economically sustainable. Our chefs select their favorite items from the farm's harvest to offer on our menu.

Meet Our Team

General Manager

Mauricio Valdivia

Mauricio Valdivia, General Manager at Next Door by Wegmans

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.”

Restaurant Manager

Luis Florez

Luis Florez fell in love with hospitality while working his way up the ranks at the Boston College Club in Boston, MA. He’s excited to welcome Next Door’s customers – both newcomers and longtime regulars alike. “I love that this role allows me to interact with people from all over the world with all different backgrounds - that’s great,” he says.

Florez is especially passionate about the beverage side of restaurants, something he’s looking forward to sharing with patrons at Next Door. “I want customers to feel as comfortable as they would at home, complemented with good service, good wine and good cocktails. Everything here will work in harmony to create an excellent dining experience.”

Originally from Colombia, Luis is new to Rochester. Welcome him to the city the next time you dine at Next Door.


Paul Vroman

After earning his degree in culinary arts at Paul Smith’s College, Chef Vroman honed his technique at Max Rochester, Max of Eastman Place, Tango du Chat and Brick N Motor food truck, among others. His love for food is only rivaled by his love for teaching and being taught in the kitchen. Vroman enjoys working with fellow chefs to explore the best uses of local, seasonal ingredients, immerse himself in new culinary styles and educate customers through memorable meals.


11:30AM - 2:30PM, Monday - Saturday

5:30PM - 10PM, Monday - Saturday

4PM - 12AM, Monday - Thursday
4PM - 1AM, Friday & Saturday

Happy Hour Specials:
4PM - 7PM, Monday - Saturday


3220 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 249-4575




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