Mexgrocer sells authentic Mexican food online, offering world wide delivery. Founded in 2006 our food products are chosen with care to be truly authentic. Specialising in Mexican groceries & Mexican chillies and delivering unique products that no-one else has.
Mexgrocer-eu.com is fortunate to have a fabulous team who all take huge pride both in their work and in the company. Across the entire team everyone is always looking for ways to improve the customer experience, enhancing the product and service offering, and growing the business. Most of the team is proudly Mexican by birth, and even those who are not still possess a burning passion for all things Mexican.
Here they are…
Katya Torres de la Rocha
About Katya: Katya’s passion for Mexican food has infused every part of her life and dynamic entrepreneurial career, leading her to take ownership of Mexgrocer.co.uk in 2009. Her mission is to share her passion for her Mexican heritage, inspiring families, foodies, restaurateurs and chefs across Europe to embrace and celebrate the culture and cuisine of Mexico every day. Katya is a hands-on CEO, overseeing all aspects of the company from dealing with suppliers around the world, to pricing, customer engagement and franchising. Katya is constantly looking to innovate the Mexgrocer customer experience, through the sourcing of new and inspiring products.
Prior to Mexgrocer, Katya has enjoyed a successful career. In 2004, she co-founded and co-owned Mestizo, an authentic Mexican restaurant with locations in both London and Madrid. Prior to that, she held the top job at CSG Financial Consultancy, and she also owned and ran the elite Mexican restaurant, Barra Vieja, in Mexico City.
Katya gained her business degree in 1998 at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, and went on to obtain a masters in finance at UNAM (The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) in 2002.
Katya has been award winner by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce. Award winner "Business personality of the year 2014" by LUKAS
As passionate about Mexican food, Alejandra was born in Irapuato, Mexico. She studied Communication Sciences and International Business. Her career path progressed during her fashion development, while working as a Sales and Merchandise Manager at Tommy Hilfiger that lead her to create Deli Mexico.
This small company she started from scratch came from knowing the lack of good Mexican products in the Dutch and European markets. Deli Mexico allowed her to research and promote Mexican gastronomy in Europe while building a solid network within the Mexican community in The Netherlands.
Alejandra's dedication and love to work with small-medium sized entrepreneurs while sharing her knowledge about Mexican food and products fulfill her passion. She is very enthusiastic about her work, people and learning from people's experiences through the interactions in her day-to-day work. As a Mexican in Europe, her ambition is to leave a lasting legacy through her work.
In 2021, a great opportunity appeared for Alejandra to join and become a partner in Mexgrocer Europe. An opportunity she and Deli Mexico took gladly to become the biggest importer and seller of authentic Mexican products in Europe.
Originally from Mexico City, Eduardo has dedicated his time promoting the food, music, culture and spirits of Mexico in UK.
Eduardo worked for the Mexican Embassy before he began his exciting career in the alcohol beverage industry in 2004 as the UK Brand Manager for Mexican beer Corona. During this time, he was part of a small team who saw the Corona Extra brand grow by 1539% over 8 years.
He started passionately driving the mezcal and tequila category in the UK when he joined Amathus Drinks in 2011 as Brand Sales & Marketing Manager with a focus on growing its portfolio of artisanal and premium Mezcal and 100% agave Tequila. Amathus Drinks went to be the largest importer of Artisanal Mezcal in the UK and Europe and 3rd largest in the world.
Eduardo founded the first ever Tequila and Mezcal Fest in the UK which is now the largest festival of Mexican spirits in Europe. Alongside his passion of Mexican beverages, he is also passionate about Mexican food, he is now Partner and Sales Director at Mexgrocer.co.uk the largest online shop of authentic Mexican food.
Mexgrocer is an importer and distributor of authentic Mexican food, working directly with farmers and producers in Mexico to stock the best products of leading Mexican brands. Many of the best-selling products that are stocked by Mexgrocer are exclusive and cannot be bought anywhere else in the UK and Europe. He has appeared twice on Channels 4´s “Sunday Brunch” TV program as the tequila expert, sharing his love and passion for Mexico with the UK.
Mario joined Mexgrocer in early 2010, shortly after Katya took over the company, and at a time when he was still juggling his work with the completion of his degree in Public Services at Anglia Ruskin University.
Mario is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the company, managing the operations team, while also maintaining regular communications with suppliers and clients. He also takes charge of the implementation and project management of all new initiatives and partner relationships for Mexgrocer.
He has a broad working knowledge and experience that includes retail, sales and operations, as well as leisure & entertainment. Mario was born in Mexico and he has lived in the UK since 1989.