Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen Founders Mendocino Farms

Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen, founders, Mendocino Farms

The Power List 2016: Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen

NRN presents The Power List 2016, our third annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. The Groundbreakers on the list are writing their own rules and questioning business as usual.

Being creative while keeping ingredients local, seasonal and sustainable is a winning formula for husband and wife team Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen, creators of the “better sandwich” chain Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market.

The chain offers sandwiches that are modern takes on regional classics or deconstructed fine-dining dishes for between $7 and $11.

Customers have not been the only ones drawn to

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