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Chef Aaron has been cooking for over 10 years.

He worked his way up from washing dishes,

to prep work, to running a kitchen.

He got his first break working at a fast-paced restaurant, under a highly trained celebrity chef. He earned the role of Sous Chef, before leaving to further his career. 

Working in different restaurants and learning various techniques and cuisines, Aaron decided to attend 

Culinary school at Laney College in Oakland.

Soon after he graduated with a degree in

Restaurant Management in 2017.



After culinary school, Aaron and his fiancee, Leida, were inspired to start their own food business. They created MexiQ. They felt it was a perfect blend of their two cultures and experiences, growing up in East Oakland. 

Where they still live now.

''We feel that MexiQ represents our cultures, our experiences, our friends and our family. MexiQ is authentic as the cultures that brought us together."

-Aaron & Leida-


MexiQ is a one of a kind fusion. It combines the BBQ taste of smoked meats and traditional Mexican dishes.


All of our meats are hand smoked for hours with hickory and apple wood. Then infused with authentic

Mexican flavors. 


We define MexiQ as a blend of cultures rooted deep in East Oakland!l 

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