Celebrando Cultura

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history of the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S.A. It is a big focus as this month highlights contributions by Hispanics to the foodservice industry. 

The American Dream

Chef Hugo Ortega is the winner of the highly coveted James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest, an honor bestowed on him after six consecutive years as a finalist. Chef Hugo is a prominent figure in the Houston culinary scene, a globally recognized chef, and the epitome of the American Dream. Please see part of his story in the video below.

Celebrating Our Customers

Taqueria Melecios

Marimar (Mary) and Lucio Melecio are the proud owners of Melecios Authentic Mexican Restaurant located in Shannon, North Carolina. This restaurant is more than a place to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine. It is the result of years of prayer, faith, and sweat equity.

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Marimar and Lucio Melecio - owners at Melecios Authentic Mexican Restaurant


Chef Mark Sierra is a proud veteran and owner of Compadres Hill Country Cocina in Boerne, Texas. The Tex-Mex restaurant opened in June of this year and has already become a destination location for diners across Texas.

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Chef Mark Sierra & Dalia Martinez portrait, Compadres Hill Country Cocina owners

Celebrating Food

with chef-inspired recipes

Celebrating Our People

Chef Profile: Orianna Mendez

Chef Orianna Mendez knows all about cooking, gastronomy, and overcoming impossible odds.

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Chef Profile: Javier U. Lopez

Chef Javier U. Lopez was born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, but his culinary career first began to blossom after moving to Houston, Texas as a teenager.

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