Pepita is a Fruit Export Company located in Chile and serving the U.S. market. We are based in Ovalle at the North Central Valley in Chile. We have our own permanent representative office in New York City.
We work closely with farmers and growers in Chile and we focus in sourcing, picking, packing and shipping quality fresh citrus to supply our importers, wholesalers and distributors in the U.S.
We are committed to supply and deliver the finest, freshest and best quality citrus from Chile to the U.S. Market.
Pepita was founded in New York City by a Chilean expat entrepreneur. Our permanent representative office is based in the Big Apple and our mission is to represent our growers in the U.S. and establish friendly and longlasting commercial relationships with our main importers, wholesalers and distributors in the U.S.
Jorge is the entrepreneur who created and founded Pepita Export, named in the memory of his beloved mother Pepita.
He is originally from Chile living in New York City since 1998.
He has worked for 20 years in the Hospitality and Restaurant Business in the U.S. where he has proudly held different positions from the bottom to the top, including positions as a Waiter, Captain at Fine Dining Restaurants, Floor Supervisor, Restaurant Manager and Banquet Manager in all type of Restaurants from casual to Michelin Star and Fine Dining Restaurants in New York City.
After 20 years working in the Hospitality and Restaurant Business, Jorge decided to use all his culinary background and knowledge to start a new business venture in the Produce Import and Export Industry. During the past 3 years he has been working as an Independent Broker for TRUCCO Inc, where he has learned the in''s and out's of the Fruit business. This prompted him to start his own Fruit Export and Import business with the help and support from TRUCCO Inc. His mission is to help small size crop growers with high quality fruit from Chile to export and sale their crops directly into the U.S. market.
He has an innate ability for business, marketing, public relations, customer service, sales and numbers.
Pepita's Headquarters are based in New York City.
Pepita was founded in the U.S. but its heart belongs to Chile. We have our main operation in Ovalle - Chile where we source and pick the best quality and finest Citrus from a small group of hard working Growers committed only to the highest standards in farming practices and quality produce.
Rodrigo is from Ovalle - Chile, He is a qualified Agricultural Engineer graduated from the prestigious Universidad de Chile. He holds an MBA degree. He has a long and distinguished professional career in the Agroindustry in Chile where he has held senior management positions in different Agricultural Companies and Export companies in the private sector as well as in Agriculture Government offices and Agencies. He has served as external consultant and advisor for CORFO, SERCOTEC and PRO CHILE.
He has been linked to the wine and produce business for more than 25 years. He has an extensive knowledge in business management and marketing in the Chilean market as well as international markets. His expertise extends to 25 international markets including Europe, North America, South America, Central America and Asia where he has opened the market to introduce different produce from Chile.
Rodrigo is one of the main business partners at Pepita.