Vicente Del Rio

CEO / Founder
vdelrio@frimexgroup.com

Born and raised in Mexico City, Vicente is a business man and entrepreneur, CPA by profession and chef by heart, since he was young he stated to get involved in the industry by opening taquerias in Mexico City until he got an opportunity to move to LA for his job as an accountant, Vicente left everything behind. Realizing there were no good Mexican food offerings in LA, Vicente decided to open the first Frida Restaurant in Beverly Hills where everything started. One year later The Frimex Group was born and since Vicente has worked in growing this enterprise to what it is today, a fully incorporated hospitality group, nationally and internationally acclaimed.

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Diego Gutierrez

Vicepresident
dgutierrez@frimexgroup.com

 

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Clem Gatmaitan

CFO
cgatmaitan@frimexgroup.com

Clem, was the former CFO of Chivas USA managing the general administration, finance and accounting. Mr. Gatmaitan has over 20 years of business experience, having held executive and leadership positions in general management, business operations and finance. He has worked extensively in the film and entertainment industry. He is a Berkeley Executive Leadership Alumnus (2009) from the Center for Executive Education at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. MSBA in Finance and Accounting from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California in 1993 and an MBA in Finance and General Management from the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse
University in 1987.

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Teresa Solis

Operations Manager
tsolis@frimexgroup.com

As Operation Manager, Teresa Solis joined the Frida team in 2006 and has been with the restaurant ever since. With more than one decade of experience working in the restaurant and hospitality industry, she continues to feel excited and passionate about her work. She believes that by being essential, having passion for the quality of service and loving what you do in life is the key to run a smooth corporation.

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Lin Wan

Accounting
lwan@frimexgroup.com

As a CPA candidate and an IRS certified agent, Li graduated from Fresno City College with an accounting major and an Accounting Bachelor Degree from Jiangxi Normal University of China. Li is a fluent Chinese and English speaker. With more than 4 years of experience in accounting and 2 of them specializing in the restaurant industry Li is the newest edition to the corporate team.

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Anna Hossepian

Bookkeeper
ahossepian@frimexgroup.com

As a Bookkeeper, She bring 30 years of experience from Entertainment and Printing Industry; worked with multi-cultured individuals. Love to be challenged in order to find better solutions. She believe every day is a good day when I am surrounded with family, friends, food and fun and hops to share my valuable experience with Frimex Brands.

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Orlando Candanoza

Corporate Chef
ocandanoza@frimexgroup.com

Orlando is one of the oldest Frimex collaborators and one of its key employees. Back in his hometown of Mexico City, Orlando worked as a chef for one of the most renowned Mexican restaurant chains “La Valentina”. His first job in LA was Frida Restaurant in Beverly Hills as a cook and grew to executive chef. Since then he has stayed for more than 12 years, helping Vicente to create delicious dishes, bringing ideas and improving every part of the menu.

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Ricardo Solis

Director of Operations
rsolis@frimexgroup.com

Ricardo comes from a hotel and restaurant owner family being involved in the business, since he was very young, he found his passion in the hospitality industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management from Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland and CESSA University in Mexico.

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Juan Manuel Padilla

District Executive Chef
jpadilla@fridarestaurant.com

 

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Hincent Lee

Accounting
hlee@frimexgroup.com

 

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Amber Rodarte

Human Resources
arodarte@frimexgroup.com

She started working at the age of 16 in a clothing company part time as a customer service rep. After High school she started working as a teacher assistant for 4 years while she went to school. She then found a job in Human Resources for Target managing 300+ employees worked there for about 4 years and now works for Frimex managing the HR aspect for all locations.

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Juan Garcia

Manager Frida Cerritos
jgarcia@fridarestaurant.com

Since he was young he knew he wanted to work as a chef for a big corporation. He started at Dazzle and Events international as a prep cook, then continued with Patina Group in the Music center. His journey in the restaurant industry took him to Wonton group where he held many titles and after 8 years reached to Regional Manager. He then decided to start a new venture with Frimex to contribute with his extensive knowledge and experience and again try to reach a high position with such a great company in which he believes is going to reach very high levels of success.

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Dante Cortez

Assistant Manager Frida Cerritos
dcortez@fridarestaurant.com

He started his career in the Restaurant Business 19 years ago working different positions in multiple restaurants, like The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Cafe Santorini, and Il Fornaio. He went on to pursue a sales management background in Retail Sales, working for Best Buy for the last 15 years, He held multiple roles including Supervisor and Sales Manager positions. He then decided to pursue his career in restaurant management here at Frida Mexican Cuisine.

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Luis Beltran

Chef Frida Cerritos
lbeltran@fridarestaurant.com

uis trip in the kitchen world started 15 years ago, where of all the available occupations leaned towards the food. He started out as a chef's assistant in a Thai food restaurant after some time he had to stay responsible for the kitchen in which at his young age was a challenge. With that opportunity he decided to learn more, and with every experience gained his knowledge for the culinary world became his passion. 

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Elida Ramirez

Manager Frida Torrance
eramirez@fridarestaurant.com

Born and raised in Nayarit, Mexico. She has over 15 years of experience working in restaurants. She was assistant manager in a restaurant called Aztecas in Huntington Beach for almost 8 years. Then she started with Frida two years ago as a waitress and moved up to be general manager. She love Frida's food and culture. She takes pride in helping her guest and making sure they have a memorable time in Frida Del Amo.

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Juan Manuel Coronado

Assistant Manager Frida Torrance
jcoronado@fridarestaurant.com

 

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Erik Saucedo

Chef Frida Torrance
esaucedo@fridarestaurant.com

Born in the state of Oaxaca Mexico I have come to this country at the age of 20 years, in 2003 Frida was my first job in the restaurant industry and I started as a dishwasher. I had the experience of working in each of the restaurant of Frida (Taco Libre, West Pavilions, Melrose, Beverly Hills, and Torrance). With all that experience I was able to move up to being lead chef in the Torrance location.

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Mayra Mejia

Manager Frida Beverly Hills
mmejia@fridarestaurant.com

Mayra worked in the hospitality business for almost 12 years. Started as a hostess in Pizzeria Uno Chicago bar and Grill 2005 in San Diego CA. She then later became an Assistant General Manager two years after. Was introduced to Frida Mexican Cuisine in 2008 when San Diego Location opened. Joined the team and started as a hostess, cocktail server and a few months later she was offered a manager position in the Glendale location in 2009. She helped, with Frida Westwood opening in 2011 and was eventually relocated to his first store: Frida Beverly Hills in 2014. Enjoy interacting with guests ensuring they are having an amazing dining experience; while motivating and supervising her staff.

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Fausto Chimil

Chef Frida Beverly Hills
fchimil@fridarestaurant.com

Fausto has been working for Frida Mexican cuisine for 9 years. He believes working for Frida has been an amazing experience. He said he has learned so much from where he started to where he is now. I am proud to be part of the Frida Mexican cuisine family.

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Oswaldo Robles

Chef Frida Beverly Hills
orobles@fridarestaurant.com

 

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Israel Cuevas

Manager Frida Westwood
icuevas@fridarestaurant.com

Over 13 years’ experience as a Restaurant Manager( Calendar’s Grill, Johnnie's NY Italian & Cafe, The counter, The habit) in both full dine in and fast casual for F.O.H & B.O.H. In addition to his experience and personal qualities, he has a solid education in business

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Sonja Torres

Assistant Manager Frida Westwood
storres@fridarestaurant.com

 

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Cesar Lopez

Chef Frida Westwood
clopez@fridarestaurant.com

 

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