A Mexican cuisine industry leader has been hired by Northeastern grocery chain Wegmans to create a Mexican prepared foods station in one of its stores.
Roberto Santibanez, who runs Mexican restaurants in New York City and Washington, D.C., is spearheading the Mexican station at a new Wegmans store in Sterling, Virginia, which is set to open June 3, according to a story at wtop.com.
The station will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and feature tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other foods, according to the story. Customers can watch their foods being prepared while they wait.
Santibanez has partnered with Rochester, New York-based Wegmans before, according to the story. He helped the chain launch its “Tastes of Mexico” promotion in its prepared foods and other store departments, and he is the culinary director of Blue Dalia, a restaurant and tequila bar inside a Wegmans in Natick, Massachusetts.