ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
MARICELA VEGA founded CHICO in 2016 as a food concept.
It has steadily shaped itself into a food enterprise that's based
in the south. CHICO Mexican Provisions is a chef-driven,
specialty food product line that combines well thought-out sourcing,
practices and methods, such as the ancient technique of
nixtamalization and in-house grinding.
Mari has spent over a decade cooking in Atlanta. Including
5 years + of an on going interdisciplinary in agroecology
and researching food ways. While restaurant work has always
laid at the forefront, she is disciplined in various sectors of
the food worlds including film and media work.
AWARDS, ACCOLADES, AND NODS:
JBF 2020 Semi Finalist Rising Chef
2020 Executive Chef of the year for the GA Department of
Agriculture's Georgia Grown Program
2019 Atlanta Magazine New Chef
2019 Eater ATL Best Pop Up
2019 Lady Locavore Chef of the Year via
Community Farmers Market
2018 Creating Loafing Chef of the Year