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Mr. Plinio J. Garcia Jr.

Wrong Plinio J. Garcia Jr.?

Sous Chef Senior

Grand Hyatt São Paulo
Phone: (808) ***-****  HQ Phone
Grand Hyatt
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
United States

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Notre Dame High School
  • University of Sao Paulo
  • MBA program
    Pepperdine University
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Chef Merito /
www.chefmerito.com, 16 Aug 2009 [cached]
On January 17, 1985, Plinio Garcia Jr. and his father decided it was time to blend herbs and spices together to create some of the world's finest spices and seasonings. They decided to call the company Chef Merito, which means "The little authentic chef. Today, after 20 years of business, Chef Merito is a rapidly growing multi-million dollar company.
Plinio J. Garcia & Chef Merito History
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Plinio Jorge Garcia Jr received a scholarship to attend Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 1978.
Garcia entered UCLA in 1978, double-majoring in Economics and Latin American Studies, and graduating with honors in 1982. He took part in the Stanford Overseas Program, traveling to Sao Paulo, Brazil to study the ways of the corporate world. His work with the Brazilian grocery and food business gave birth to a dawning desire to start his own business. He continued his studies at the University of Sao Paulo and traveled throughout South America.
Garcia went on to work for the Brazil-California Trade Association from 1982 to 1984, helping to coordinate export-import seminars with major financial institutions and Eximbank.
In 1985 he began an MBA program at Pepperdine University, which he completed in 1987.
By that time, all the ingredients had come together for a successful business: Garcia's background in economics, business and Latin American studies, his knowledge of Brazilian food companies, and his father's experience with food spice-blend formulations. So in 1985 Garcia and his father launched Chef Merito, creating seasonings to help consumers prepare Mexican and other Latin American dishes faster and easier.
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Garcia remains an active member of the UCLA Alumni Association and the school's Latino Alumni Association, holding several chairmanships and administrative positions. In 2001, Garcia was appointed to UCLA's University Board of Governors. He has set up a permanent 4-year scholarship for UCLA students, and has established a $1,000 Cuban-American Teacher Scholarship for first-year college students.
In 1994 Garcia responded to severe L.A. County budget cuts by "adopting" South Venice Beach, launching a volunteer clean-up program. Garcia and Chef Merito also donate to the Westside Magnet School in Marina Del Rey/Venice area, which participates in the clean-up. Garcia created and is president of the Marina Peninsula Neighborhood Association, a resident organization which tries to keep a balance between development and the sensitive environment along the coast of Los Angeles.
UCLA Alumni Association
www.uclalumni.net, 11 Jan 2011 [cached]
Plinio Garcia '82 Director
Garcia is one of UCLA's ...
chefmerito.com, 14 June 2008 [cached]
Garcia is one of UCLA's Board of Governors and directors.
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Garcia and Chef Merito have donated to the Westside Magnet School in Venice and participate in beach clean-up programs. In 1996 Plinio Garcia created the Marina Peninsula Neighborhood Association, a resident organization which tries to keep a balance between development and the sensitive environment along the coast of Los Angeles.
On January 17, 1985, Plinio Garcia ...
chefmerito.com, 31 Dec 2008 [cached]
On January 17, 1985, Plinio Garcia Jr. and his father decided it was time to blend herbs and spices together to create some of the world's finest spices and seasonings. They decided to call the company Chef Merito, which means "The little authentic chef." Today, after 20 years of business, Chef Merito is a rapidly growing multi-million dollar company.
Plinio J. Garcia & Chef Merito History
...
Plinio Jorge Garcia Jr received a scholarship to attend Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 1978.
Garcia entered UCLA in 1978, double-majoring in Economics and Latin American Studies, and graduating with honors in 1982. He took part in the Stanford Overseas Program, traveling to Sao Paulo, Brazil to study the ways of the corporate world. His work with the Brazilian grocery and food business gave birth to a dawning desire to start his own business. He continued his studies at the University of Sao Paulo and traveled throughout South America.
Garcia went on to work for the Brazil-California Trade Association from 1982 to 1984, helping to coordinate export-import seminars with major financial institutions and Eximbank.
In 1985 he began an MBA program at Pepperdine University, which he completed in 1987.
By that time, all the ingredients had come together for a successful business: Garcia's background in economics, business and Latin American studies, his knowledge of Brazilian food companies, and his father's experience with food spice-blend formulations. So in 1985 Garcia and his father launched Chef Merito, creating seasonings to help consumers prepare Mexican and other Latin American dishes faster and easier.
...
Garcia remains an active member of the UCLA Alumni Association and the school's Latino Alumni Association, holding several chairmanships and administrative positions. In 2001, Garcia was appointed to UCLA's University Board of Governors. He has set up a permanent 4-year scholarship for UCLA students, and has established a $1,000 Cuban-American Teacher Scholarship for first-year college students.
In 1994 Garcia responded to severe L.A. County budget cuts by "adopting" South Venice Beach, launching a volunteer clean-up program. Garcia and Chef Merito also donate to the Westside Magnet School in Marina Del Rey/Venice area, which participates in the clean-up. Garcia created and is president of the Marina Peninsula Neighborhood Association, a resident organization which tries to keep a balance between development and the sensitive environment along the coast of Los Angeles.
Chef Merito Spice Company
www.chefmerito.com, 16 Aug 2009 [cached]
If you do not wish to order online, if you would like to purchase bulk quantities of our products, or if would like to inquire about qualifying for a food service discount, please call us at 1-800-MERITO-1 and ask for Michael at extension 18 ( msalama@chefmerito.com ) or Plinio Garcia at 1-310-466-8815 ( pliniogarcia@chefmerito.com ) . We can make custom blends or we can make all our existing blends to satisfy special dietary needs such as no-sugar, low-sodium, sodium-free, organic and much more.
We also have warehouses in Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Nevada and California and can service you via our own sales force.
It is our pleasure serving you!
â€" Plinio J. Garcia, President
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