One of our very first Roll Models, Jose Mejia, joined the Van’s Kitchen team over three decades ago. As a young man, Jose moved to the area with nothing but the clothes on his back and a hope for a better life.
At this time, Mr. Van and Mrs. Kim owned a small Chinese restaurant, with plans to open their own small plant where they would produce made-to-love egg rolls. Jose had never had Asian food before, but happened to walk into their restaurant. Once he tried a delicious meal prepared by the Nguyen family, he was hooked and began working at the restaurant just to enjoy the fresh food from Van’s Kitchen food every day.