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Mina Lopez of Porto’s Bakery

Mina Lopez is currently spearheading the main kitchen of #PortosBakery, a family-owned bakery born out of Rosa Porto’s love for sharing her wonderful cakes and pastries with friends and family. Porto’s Bakery has been operating since 1960 and opened its first storefront in 1976 on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, California.

Mina Lopez is currently spearheading the main kitchen of #PortosBakery, a family-owned bakery born out of Rosa Porto’s love for sharing her wonderful cakes and pastries with friends and family. Porto’s Bakery has been operating since 1960 and opened its first storefront in 1976 on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, California. On the other hand, Mina’s roots started with a proudly Filipino-owned bakeshop, #RedRibbon, in 1988. Presented with an opportunity to manage Red Ribbon’s first branches in the US, Mina migrated in 2004. This did not come without its challenges.

Her first challenge was mobility. Admittedly, Mina had not learned how to drive, so she made it a point to learn and acquire her license before her husband and kids migrated in 2005. The next was allotting time to take care of their children, who were 13 and 9 when they moved. Mina and her husband had to work different shifts to effectively solve this problem.

Handling Research and Development, and Manufacturing for Red Ribbon for quite some time led Mina to her next opportunity with La Brea Bakery and finally, Porto’s Bakery. Although initially underestimated as the Plant Manager, Mina was able to move up the ladder through focus and dedication.

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