Experience. Explorers. Enthusiasts.

About Us

Founded by a Baja native, who happened to grow up in the food industry from a very young age, who later went on to study dairy science and food marketing in California and New York. We have over 25 years experience in quality control, product development, packaging, branding, sales, and logistics, in the food industry in Baja, and the rest of Mexico.

We’re always looking for the best quality, but also innovative products to be part of our catalog. We source directly from quality suppliers that we have known for years, and we are constantly searching for new products to share with others.

Everyone involved in the company is a true food & beverage enthusiast that enjoys discovering new tastes to cook with or to use in the latest cocktails. We believe the celebration of food – the joy of creating or sharing something delicious, with family and friends, of breaking bread with those we love – has always been, and continues to be, one of the finer pleasures of life.

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The Northwestern Trading Company is a California-based, primarily  B2B food & beverage import company with deep roots in the Baja & Mexican food & beverage industry


Create meaningful relationships with our producers & our customers , source specialty, and quality products, & create unique innovative food & beverage products for our customers.


We want to be the most creative and innovative food and beverage company in the California – Baja Region.


Honesty with our customers and products.
Commitment to our partnerships.
Connect with all people through food.
Uphold our people and our products to the  highest quality standards.
Respect everyone and everything on our planet.

Meet Our Team

Ernesto Jimenez

Founder & Business Development Manager
Favorite food: Tijuana Street Tacos
Favorite drink: Gin & Tonic

Marisol Calapiz

Project Manager
Favorite food: Crispy Chicken Tacos
Favorite drink: Cuba Libre

Maricruz López

Favorite food: Tacos al Pastor
Favorite drink: Aperol Spritz

Norma Leal

Favorite food: Tacos de Res al Vapor con Salsa Habanera
Favorite drink: Piña Colada

Don Nuzzo

Southern California Sales
Favorite food: Fois Gras
Favorite wine: Sauternes

Giovanni Guerra

Southern California Sales
Favorite food: Mole
Favorite drink: Charros Kick