Meet Apolinar Mendez

Apolinar Mendez has been with Luna Red for the past several years since moving here from Mexico City. He has worked in the Luna kitchen in various capacities, including dishwashing and helping out with prep. He enjoys working at Luna, he says, because of the positive atmosphere and teamwork setting. “Working together as a team, like we do, makes my job easier.”

Apolinar certainly has culinary aspirations and a desire to move towards the line.  He loves learning about the culture and history of the dishes. He says whenever the menu changes, he’s always interested in the new menu additions, discovering their origins and the variety of flavors they bring.

When not at Luna Red, you can catch Apolinar working at another SLO favorite: Firestone Grill, or playing pick up soccer games with his friends. 

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