His name is Luis Olaya, but in his family they call him Panchis, as his godmother baptized him as a child. A diminutive in honor of his father, Francisco. However, at first, Luis says on the phone, he flatly objected to using his family nickname to give his business a name. But he could do little at the insistence of his sister and girlfriend, his business partners, and that’s how Panchi’s Pizza was born.
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Why does it have a pig in the logo? “I am chubby”, answer and laugh. But for his story this is not a minor detail. And it is that, in part, his ‘good edge’ was the cause of his initiation as a pizza maker. “In confinement all the establishments closed, and you couldn’t get a grilled chicken, a chicken broth or a pizza, and I felt like it”, confesses Luis.
That is how it was decided to end his craving on his own. “I got a pizza recipe and made two, one for my family and one for my partner’s family. Since they liked it, I did it again and invited more people. Then I did a third time and they also liked it, and that’s when they encouraged me to sell ”, account.
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At that time Luis was in his last year of Business Administration at the Pachacútec Foundation And it was the best way to put everything you learned into practice in your own business. In addition, at that time he was able to access the money from his AFP and used it as initial capital. Everything came together to make his project come true.
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His nose for the kitchen gave free rein to his innovative spirit, and thus he began to create his own pizzas. He shared his recipes with his sister and his girlfriend, they suggested changes and he refined his creations. This is how the acevichada or the Hawaiian chicken bbq were born, or his line of pizzas “aunt poison”, as he calls them, where his pizza burger and his salichipizza stand out.
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Special mention should be made of its flagship pizza, Panchi’s, which has three types of chorizo (barbecue, grilled and with fine herbs), pepper and white onion, and a chimichurri bath. Currently, his letter has 19 versions, and he is about to launch three more varieties. In less than a year!
Contact: 974 892 722
Delivery to all Ventanilla, Mi Perú and Pachacútec.
Social networks: https://www.facebook.com/Panchispizzas
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Pachacútec Foundation: seedbed of entrepreneurship
As well as Luis with Panchi’s Pizza, other students and graduates of the Business Administration career of Pachacútec Foundation they have also undertaken in pandemic. Among them are Stephanny Baylón with her cake and dessert business D’Baylon – Manos Morenas, graduated in 2019; and Ricardo Chunga with Andrea pastelería & café, student of the fourth cycle.
Since 2004, the Pachacútec Foundation It has benefited more than 14,000 students from the school, Cetpro and Institute, who have managed to change their lives thanks to the solidarity of companies and people of good will.
If you wish to make a donation to the foundation, you can do so through the website of the Pachacútec Foundation (www.fundacionpachacutec.org), in the “Collaborate” tab, where the different donation modalities are shown.