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AJ's Commissary Kitchen Marks a New Day for Fresno Mobile Food Vendors
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By Jahz Tello, Video Production Assistant
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February 28, 2024

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Alex Cervantes’ dream of helping mobile food vendors, caterers, and the Chinatown Fresno community is now a reality.

On Tuesday, AJ’s Commissary Kitchen at 1323 Kern St. offered a preview of what will be available next week.

”As a business owner, it’s important for me and my community in Chinatown to have growth here,” says Cervantes, who is the longtime owner of Bakery Vista Hermosa and AJ’s Carniceria Restaurant, which are next door to the kitchen commissary.

Cervantes didn’t pull off this project on his own as he received help from the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation, the city of Fresno, and the Fresno County Health Department.

When it opens, the kitchen will provide opportunities for mobile food vendors, pop-up vendors, and catering chefs.

All will have space to prepare and package their food products while meeting health compliance regulations. In addition, vendors will be able to store their food carts there.

“The opening of AJ’s Commissary Kitchen will bring many opportunities to our small businesses, especially the underserved mobile food vendors that have been overlooked for so long,” the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation said in a news release.

“(We) and (our) partners are excited to continue amplifying their voices and bring forth the resources they need to be successful in their business.”

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Jahz Tello,
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Jahz joined GV Wire in early 2018 as a Video Production Assistant and is now a Videographer. He came to us with experience in video editing and production, most recently with Fresno State Athletics. Jahz received a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from Fresno State in 2014. He has a passion for video, music and film. In his spare time, Jahz likes to cook, catch up on current events, listen to music and exercise. You can contact him at 559-492-4016 or Send an Email .

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