San Miguel de Allende Weddings & Events
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
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.
José María Fuentes
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.
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.
She is from San Miguel de Allende. She studied Tourism Administration in Guanajuato city. Along her professional career she has worked in customer service with high quality standards, however being part of the Penzi team has been one of the most challenging. Meeting the couples, their expectations and being able to make their dreams come true is the most exciting part. "Penzi together with San Miguel de Allende make our work unique, full of magic and lots of love"
Katia studied Human Resources and continues to study linguistics in her hometown San Miguel de Allende. Katia is constantly captivated by the beauty of San Miguel as well as the colonial vibes, the wonderful weather and the cultural diversity. Thus, Penzi and San Miguel are the perfect combination for Katia. “I am in love with the work we do because we strive to make every love story a dream come true.”
Paulina´s passion is service and the ability to give clients the attention they deserve as soon as possible. Every couple is special and her priority is for each client to feel unique providing them the attention and quality they deserve. “I feel satisfaction when I see months of hard work and planning reflect in the vibrant joy of the each client.”
Flor de Maria López
She studied Tourism Management and Development at the Technological University of San Miguel de Allende. Flor's primary interest is being able to do things with determination and excellence. The details that make each event different, being able to accompany the bride throughout the process and finally seeing the success of the event in the expression of her clients and guests is something that she is passionate about. For Flor it is very important to be empathetic with her clients and be able to know what they need so that they can enjoy this day to the fullest.
Originally from San Miguel de Allende, she feels a great passion for her work, above all, for being this a place where weddings become magical. The most important thing for her is that each event has part of the story of the couples; to be able to express their “sign” at each wedding, which is not just another event, but is unique and full of joy. For Estrella, being able to learn something new every day makes her work much more exciting.
Valeria studied Tourism and Gastronomy, she always knew that the perfect space for her would be to be part of a wedding planning team. Penzi and San Miguel Allende is the perfect space for her to work. Seeing the clients happy and enjoying the best day of their life is what motivates her every day to improve her work.
Patricio "Pato" Fuentes
He studied gastronomy in the Hoffman Institute in Barcelona.
He has worked in the kitchen of Restaurants like Restaurant Hoffman Barcelona (One Michelin Star), Joel Robuchon Monaco, Capu Bianco Corsica and Boat House Sydney.
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.