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Manrique Alvarenga brought his culinary skills from El Salvador to ZaZa Restaurant & Nitery in Saugus, MA. His inspiration early on was his mother's cooking. Although not welcome in her kitchen (with a family of 6 she probably found it easier to work alone!), he eventually found his way into professional restaurants. He started in pastry but as head chef at ZaZa, the savory meals are where he shines.