Chef Tania’s cooking demonstration is a favorite at the Latino Heritage Festival.  Chef Tania prepares recipes from a cookbook published specifically for the festival.  These cookbooks, with recipes from a dozen Latin American countries, were sold to festival attendees to fund raise for scholarships given to students at the festival. With workshops throughout the day, the wonderful smells and tastes draw capacity crowds to each session.

For the second straight year, Chef Marco Torres will back at the 2016 festival. He has been in the food service industry for more than a decade. He’s currently the sous chef for Aramark. Meredith Corp. is sponsoring Torres’ appearance.

Chef Marco will assist Chef Tania:

Saturday, Sept. 24

noon – appetizer (tostadas: black beans, ground beef with chorizo, Mexican cheeses, guacamole, salsa and sour cream)

2 p.m. – dinner (tico bowls: gallo pinto, ground beef with chorizo, Mexican cheeses, guacamole, salsa and sour cream)

4 p.m. – dessert (grilled pineapple with apple pie spices)

6 p.m. – cocktail (grapefruit vodka with Fresca)

Sunday, Sept. 25 (menus are the same as Saturday)

noon – appetizer

2 p.m. – dinner

4 p.m. – dessert and cocktail