Past Events

The Phillips Collection Annual Gala

10 MAY 2019
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

“The Annual Gala raises critical resources for the museum’s award-winning educational programs that forward K-12 education reform, art and wellness, and lifelong learning in the Washington, DC, community, across the country, and globally.”

This year’s gala, Mexico: A Land of Beauty, will honor the Honorable Joaquin Castro, Jose Dávila, Pati Jinich, Aliza Nizenbaum, and Bosco Sodi.

More information here

Exploring Mexico’s North: Durango

21 MARCH 2019 | 6:45 PM
Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC

Cooking Demo and Tasting Dinner
Not many people know about Durango’s history, culture or gastronomy. This session will open a door into many of its wonders. From the exquisite semitas and caldillo with shredded, salted, and dried beef that MCI director Alberto Fierro remembers from his grandmother, to a truly unique scallion and cheesy tomato stew, this class will shine a light on the richness and diversity of México’s north.

More information and registration here

End of the year in Mexico: Tamaliza!

13 DECEMBER 2018 | 6:45 PM
Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC

Cooking Demo and Tasting Dinner
Tamales are eaten everyday in every corner of Mexico, but never are they more expected and lavished than at the end of the year. Join us for a true tamaliza, with tamales we have never made for you and we bet you have never tasted before. Some made with corn masa, rice flour masa and even no masa! Finish with a ponche, Mexico’s traditional spiked fruit cider.

More information and registration here

University of Houston

29 NOVEMBER 2018 | 6:00 PM
The African American Library at the Gregory School
University of Houston, Houston, TX

Lecture
At the University of Houston, I’ll be talking about Mexican-Jewish Foodways at what promises to be a fun, informative event.

More information and registration here

LATINA Style Business Series with Nationwide

15 NOVEMBER 2018
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA

I’m excited to be a special guest at a networking event hosted by Nationwide and LATINA Style.

More information and registration here

Dia de Festival en Baja

08 NOVEMBER 2018 | 6:00 PM
Tulsa Country Club, Tulsa, OK

Tasting Dinner
I’ll be the featured chef for a fundraiser supporting Tulsa’s RSU Public Television Station. If you live in the area, please come support your local station and eat some great food.

More information and registration here

50th Nogales Produce Convention & Golf Tournament

01-03 NOVEMBER 2018
Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, Tubac, AZ

I’m excited to be the keynote speaker at the 50th Nogales Produce Convention and Golf Tournament. I’ll be talking about Mexican fruits and vegetables, and how I use them in my cooking.

More information and registration here

Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala

29 OCTOBER 2018 | 6:00 PM
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC

“The Inter-American Dialogue is honored to announce that Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Ambassador Carolina Barco, and chef and TV celebrity Pati Jinich, will present this year’s awards at the Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala. Some 300 dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend the event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.

The Leadership for the Americas Awards honor individuals who have dedicated life-long service to the Dialogue’s mission – advancing democratic governance, social equity, and prosperity in our hemisphere.”

More information and tickets here

University of Kentucky

15 OCTOBER 2018
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Lecture & Cooking Demo
I’ll be talking with the University of Kentucky’s Jewish Studies program and Year of Migration program about a range of topics from food to migration.

More information here and here

Exploring Mexico’s North: Chihuahua

11 OCTOBER 2018 | 6:45 PM
Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC

Cooking Demo and Tasting Dinner
Although Mexico’s northern states are closer to the US, ironically not many people are familiar with the gastronomy from Mexico’s North. In this session, you will take a deep dive into one of Mexico’s biggest northern states, one which boasts its unique cuisine and dearly beloved dishes: Chihuahua! From a Sopa de Ajo, to a true Mexican burrito de Chile Colorado, to the very famous Discada, and a sweet taste of their signature crisp apple buñuelos.

More information and registration here