Wendy

“I’m Wendy Mejias, but many call me Mokao. I’m 24 years old and I’m Venezuelan. My passion has been passed down for generations, my great grandmother, grandmother, and mother have all dedicated their lives to the kitchen professionally and at home, which introduced me to the world of food at a very young age.

It all started 8 years ago when I took the decision to submerge myself into the gastronomy world while working in a wide array of restaurants so I could gain experience and perspective. Two years ago, I decided to take the leap into the pastry world by developing a cake-making project, Mokao Pasteleria. After hard work I finally realized it was my strong suit and the area I love the most – a love I attributed to my mother, and I’m thankful that I’m now able to bring joy to peoples’ lives through my work.

Being an entrepreneur in Venezuela is a daily challenge. Barely anyone realizes the immense challenges brought on by simply being in Venezuela; though if there’s one thing we Venezuelans are known for, it’s our ability to be fighters and perseverent.”
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@vill237 📸 reporting from Venezuela!