Vendor Profiles

Mai Thai Cusine

Market days: Mondays at Pacific Grove, Fridays at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and Sundays at Marina Market.

Products: Fresh prepared Thai Cuisine

City Business Production is Conducted: Pacific Grove

People: Rampueng is the owner and chef. Her mother in law Denise is the manager, and Ming takes care of the orders, menus and services.

Business History: They live in Pacific Grove and have cooked in local restaurants for 25 years. Their goal was to allow people to taste authentic Thai food and enjoy the different spices that are freshly prepared. Everything is prepared dish by dish, no short cuts. The presentation of the food is beautiful, with the incredible smell of spices, enhanced with lime,  chilies and sweet and sour.  Premium quality ingredients

Sourcing: They get there ingredients from Lion markets in San Jose,  and Steve’s Filipino Market in Salinas.  Locally grown vegetables, premium coconut milk, special dishes, fresh basil mild to hot, they prepare fresh  chili paste, onions, and use ground peppers to create unique flavors in every dish they make.

What motivates you to do this work? They love the people that come and try their authentic food. The food is prepared for individual taste and Pueng loves to cook.

Personal Note: Rampueng is up at 4 a.m. preparing food. Her specialty dish is Green Curry, come and try it.

Mix of Flavors Mexican Food

Market Days: Mondays in Pacific Grove, Wednesdays at Natividad Medical Center, and Fridays at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare.

Products: Burritos, Quesadillas, Tacos, and Tamales.

City Business Production is Conducted: Salinas, CA

People: Jose Mondragon only has one employee Tere, and she is in charge of pre-cooking the food and making
handmade tortillas for the tacos.

Business History: In 2010, Jose was making tacos for parties and special occasions. His main goal was to one day sell at farmers’ markets, and he reached that goal in 2011 when he became a food vendor with Everyone’s Harvest. All the vegetables in the tacos (except lettuce) are bought from local stands at the farmers’ market. His goal now is to teach people how to cook in a healthy way and the importance of eating organic food. Jose does not use oil for cooking his meat; instead, he cooks it in its own natural fat to enhance the flavor of the meat. The only menu item for which he uses oil (and we’re glad he does!) are his deep fried quesadillas.

Sourcing: Salinas Meat Inc. in Salinas, CA. The vegetables are from local market vendors.

Personal Note: His most requested specialty is his Flower Quesadilla. Unfortunately, the flowers are seasonal, so this quesadilla in not sold all-year long. When you see it, get it!

What motivates you to do this work? Jose loves to cook and satisfy people’s appetites. He knows that his customers like his food because they keep coming back for more. This is how he knows that he is working hard and doing his job right.

Tabatha's Massage

Market days: Mondays at PG Market and Wednesdays at Natividad Medical Center

Products:  Specializes in therapeutic massage and wellness products. Offers:  Hot & cold packs, Salt Scrubs, Bath Salts, Body Sprays, Aroma therapy lotion, Lip Gloss, Gift Jars, lowerback support pillows.

City Business Production is Conducted: Salinas, CA

People: Tabetha runs her own business

Business History: Tabetha started her business one year ago, and she has been performing massages since 2000.

Sourcing: Tabetha makes everything herself and gets organic beeswax and honey for her skin products from Mackabees Apriary located in Aromas.

What motivates you to do this work?  Tabetha wants to give people help that are unable to receive treatment. Make affordable massage accessible and provide for her family.

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Natividad Medical Center • 1441 Constitution Blvd. • Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 755-4111