Aliz Mendoza

Bio/Idea Statement: Aliz Mendoza is a Venezuelan entrepreneur who found her passion in Michigan, USA. After moving to support her husband’s dreams, she discovered a unique opportunity at the Flint Farmers’ Market: introducing traditional Venezuelan arepas to the Genesee community.

Inspired and supported by her family, she founded “I Love Pig.” The secret recipe behind her success is “Mom’s Sauce,” a special formula she inherited from her mother-in-law and which has become the hallmark of her business.

Through this adventure, Aliz has not only honed her culinary skills but has also strengthened family and community ties. With an ecological vision, she aspires to expand “I Love Pig” with a sustainable “Mom’s Sauce” factory, demonstrating her commitment to the environment and the well-being of her community.