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Mengan Cardenas

Mee-Ngan Cardenas
Senior Event Planner

Mee-Ngan first joined the Penzi Team during the early stages of the company's founding. Since then she's come a long way studying with the best in the field including celebrity wedding planners David Tutera. As a mom, innovator, educator and senior planner at Penzi, she's watched the company become a leading name in the world of wedding and event design and production. Her persistent desire to help Penzi remain an innovative event producer is evident in her passion, dedication and consistent training. It's been 7 years, and Mee-Ngan has become one of the leading members of the Penzi Team, lending her extensive knowledge of event production and design to the company and using her experience to mentor junior planners along the way.

Luis Ricardo Muñoz

Luis Ricardo Muñoz
Head Chef

His journey from his childhood home to the Penzi kitchen as head chef is a story about discovering one's passion. While studying Graphic Design and Architecture at the University of Leon he noticed how much he yearned for a more satisfying career. He eventually moved on, and found himself studying gastronomy, and it was there that he finally found his calling. Since Penzi's beginning he's been a part of the culinary experience. After 7 years he's gone from working as second chef to taking full reins of the kitchen, creating dishes that showcase the uniqueness of each event for the people who are there to celebrate it.

These days Luis finds it impossible not to look forward to the surprise of each day in the kitchen and lives to create food that makes each wedding in San Miguel de Allende special and distinct.

Monse Guerrero

Monserrat Guerrero
Event Planner

Monse is 23, she studied languages in the Guanajuato University, and she loves people and learning from them, from their language to their culture. She lives in San Miguel because of the diversity of locals and visitors.

One of her goals in Penzi is to make the couples dreams come true. "With this job I feel so happy when the groom or bride say thank you with a smile at that moment I forget the stress, the work and I am happy!" I love to be involved in these beautiful moments that are full of unforgettable details.

José María Fuentes

José María Fuentes
Event Planner

Jose Maria studied hotel Management in Les Roches in Spain, he is a people’s person, and he loves communication, Jose brings to Penzi the experience of service and attention to the client.

Adriana Gonzalez

Adriana Gonzalez
Jr Planner

Adriana studied Tourism in San Miguel de Allende, she loves language and she studied English in The Alamo College in San Antonio Texas, soon after her return she enters the Penzi team. Adriana is professional and dedicated, she loves service and attention to details Adriana likes to create new experiences and emotions to the couples, loves her job and is passionated about transforming ideas into unforgettable memories.

Mariana Hernández

Mariana Hernández
Jr Planner

Mariana studied tourism in the Universidad Tecnológica de San Miguel de Allende, she always dreamed of being part of the Penzi team, she started doing her practices with Penzi and now is a junior planner. “ To see the couple smiling with happiness “ makes her realize that Penzi made their dreams come true "this is my reward" says Mariana with a smile. Mariana likes to work as a team and is part of a very close family.

Angeles Vanegas

Angeles Vanegas
Assistant to the Director

Anguie is Guadalupe’s personal assistant, her dedication is incredible, she notes everything that the couple wants for her wedding and makes sure the director gets all her support.

Kirsten West

Kirsten West
Culinary Consultant

Kirsten West, The Culinary Explorer, is an international chef and cooking instructor. Her more than 25 years of studying the Mexican cuisine included traveling to the different regions of the country. Her teachers were many wonderful Mexican home and professional cooks, as well as authorities of the cuisines such as Diana Kennedy and Rick Bayless, with whom she collaborated for 8 years.

Her fascination with the culture of Mexico started at age 12 in history class, taught in her native Germany. On her first visit to Mexico, with the intention to explore the archeological ruins, she unexpectedly fell in love with Mexican food. The rich offerings at the markets she visited surpassed anything she had ever seen. With the realization that this most fascinating cuisine in the world had influenced the cuisines of Europe and Asia in a profound way, it became the passion and fascination of her food studies. It will never cease to amaze and surprise her.

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