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UNION STATION
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Thursday May 12th, 2016
#ComidaKC #YOTLKC

PASSPORT_INFO

Comida 2016

UNION STATION
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Thursday May 12th

Comida 2016, is the 3rd Annual Latin Culinary Arts Experience.

Proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative.

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KC Live

Comida 2015, Event

Univision, D'Latinos, 2015

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Hispanic Lifestyle Mag

Comida 2013, Trailer

  • “Bought 2 VIP Passports to #ComidaKC featuring 2 local favorites @nelson_atkins & @ChefMichaelKC. A can’t miss night!”

    Wilm's View ‏@LocalKCFan  20 Mar 2015

  • “¡Salud to the Consulate of Mexico!” #Mexico #Salud #ComidaKC nelsonatkins

    Dulce Barrientos ‏@dulceladoc  14 Apr 2015

  • “#ComidaKC what a great event! I’m so happy to have been a part of it this year! I can’t wait until…”

    Vania Soto 17, Apr 2015

  • “The “C” is for #ComidaKC — a spectacular world tour of Latin Flavors at @nelson_atkins.”

    Katie Van Luchene, 17 Apr 2015

  • “Debbie Gold ‏@Debbie_Gold 15 Apr 2015 Great tequila tasting tonight at the Consulado de Mexico en Kansas City #tequilatime #Mexico #agava #comidakc “

    Debbie Gold @Debbie_Gold 15, Apr 2015

Chefs 2016, the year of the Latina

Mirciny Moliviatis

Mirciny Moliviatis

Celebrity Chef

Chef Guatemalan Mirciny Moliviatis was appointed Ambassador of Guatemala

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Citlalli Mendez Cedillo

Celebrity Chef, TXT

I began my studies of gastronomy at Centro Culinario Ambrosia

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Guillermo Tellez

Guillermo Tellez

Celebrity Chef

In the opening scene of My Best Friend’s Wedding, two chefs toil in the kitchen of a restaurant about to be reviewed by Julia Roberts. 

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Executive Chef/Owner, Michael Smith's & Extra Virgin

Michael Smith’s degree from the University of Southern Colorado

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Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan

Executive Chef/Owner Port Fonda

As executive chef/owner of Port Fonda, Patrick Ryan is at

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Chef Tito

Chef Tito

Chef, Latin Bistro

Tito was born Basilio de Dios in Mexico City and raised in the city of Merida, Yucatan.

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Debbie Gold

James Beard Award Winning Chef, Top Chef Master

A James Beard Award winner and four-time nominee,

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Jonathan Nunez

Jonathan Nuñez

Chef, Mestizo

Chef Jonathan Núñez grew up in Honduras, his love of cooking came from important

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Julio Juarez

Chef, The Gallery

Chef Julio Juarez started his cooking experience when he was 10 years old working for the family

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Stewart Lane

Research and Development Chef, Inspired Occasions

A graduate of St. Paul’s, Rockhurst and Kansas State University

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Wanda Burke

Wanda Burke

Chef, Plaintain District

A lifelong love of cooking combined with a passion for Global flavors inform Wanda’s creation of flavorful takes on classic Cuban food.

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Howard Hanna

Chef, The Rieger Hotel

Howard started working in restaurants while in high school

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Carmen Cabia

Carmen Cabia

Chef, El Tenedor

Carmen Cabia Garcia, born in Spain, is an accomplished Catalanchef who discovered her passion for cooking in Barcelona,

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VINCENT-PAREDES

Vincent Paredes

Head Restaurant Chef

Chef Vincent Paredes is a graduate of Bishop Miege High School. He studied Professional Cooking at the Kansas City Area Technical

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Mixologists

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Berto Santoro

Extra Virgin/Michael Smith's

Berto Santoro’s  career began some 20 years ago in the family’s restaurant, Santino’s,  in New Jersey.

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Minnie Dalton

Mixologist, Manifesto

Minnie Dalton was born and raised in Kansas City,

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katy wade

Katy Wade

Mixologist, Voltaire

Katy has been working in restaurants for 16 years and loves nothing more than serving people food and drinks.

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Chelsea Almeida

Chelsea Almeida

Mixologist, Affaire

A California native, chelsea has worked in

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Rachel Freeman

Rachel Freeman

Mixologist

Rachel Freeman is a 15 year veteran of the industry, with almost a decade of that behind the bar.

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jenn tosatto

Jenn Tosatto

Mixologist, Dempsey's Burger Pub

Jenn, AKA KC Bar Wench, has been a staple in

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Julie Ohno

Julie Ohno

Mixologist, The Rieger

An industry professional for seven years, Julie

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Caitlin Corcoran

Caitlin Corcoran

Mixologist, Ça Va

Caitlin Corcoran is the general manager at Ça Va,

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Margot Thompson

Mixologist, The Farmhouse

Margot has managed the bar program at The Farmhouse since 2013.

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Restaurants

TEO

Teocali

Restaurant

Teocali was established in August 2006. We are centrally located in Kansas City in the Crown Center District.

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MARRIOT

Marriott Downtown

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ELOTES

Elotes De Sabores

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AVE Bistro

Avenue Bistro

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ANITAS

Anita’s Cuisine

Latin American Food

Latin American Food

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MADDNESS

Empanada Madness

Restaurant

Authentic South American Cuisine.

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Pricing

Thursday May 12th ~ Comida 2016, is an event created by Eric Negrete, Design, as the first Latin American event of Culinary Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, showing a cultural variety of different countries through its dance, music and unique dishes. It is noteworthy that the proceeds from the event will be used for educational, civic and business development offered by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and its sister organization nonprofit, Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative programs.

PASSPORT

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MAKING RESERVATIONS

A dedicated website is now available for your attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made starting 15-Apr-2016 from this link.

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Levels of the Comida Experience

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VIP Champagne Reception 6-7pm

$200.00 VIP individual passport includes: Champagne reception, hors d’oeurves provided by three celebrity chefs , meet & greet with Mary Eisenhower, Honorary Chair, three celebrity chefs, and other VIPs & Dignitaries. As a VIP your tour of Latin flavors continues while you travel among our 21 celebrity & local chefs, and restaurants experiencing over 40 tastings from various Latino & Hispanic cultures. Each food station will have a stamp available for you to stamp your passport with each chef’s or restaurant’s logo.

Also, our all female Mixologists team create specialty cocktails from selected Latino & Hispanic countries. We have an evening of entertainment by Amado Espinoza of Bolivia, Ensemble Iberica – Kansas City, Trio Aztlán – Kansas City, and a dance floor for your enjoyment. Mirciny Moliviatis, our celebrity chef from Guatemala, has just released a cookbook and signed copies will be available for purchase. A silent auction and raffles occur through the evening.

Immediately following, a DJ entices you to enjoy our after hour celebration hosted by Brancato’s Harvey’s in the main hall at Union Station with a cash bar from 10pm to Midnight.

Comida Event 7-10pm

This year’s Comida event will showcase 3 Internationally recognized celebrity chefs, 19 well-known local chefs and restaurateurs, as well as, Tequila tastings provided by Tres Agaves, San Francisco, CA. and 8 Mixologists provided by the Bartenders Guild of Kansas City – all of which create contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes and libations from a variety of Latin and Hispanic cultures.

$135.00 Individual passport to main event includes: you travel among our 21 celebrity & local chefs, and restaurants experiencing over 40 tastings from various Latino & Hispanic cultures. Each food station will have a stamp available for you to stamp your passport with each chef’s or restaurant’s logo.

Also, our all female Mixologists team create specialty cocktails from selected Latino & Hispanic countries. We have an evening of entertainment by Amado Espinoza of Bolivia, Ensemble Iberica – Kansas City, Trio Aztlán – Kansas City, and a dance floor for your enjoyment. Mirciny Moliviatis, our celebrity chef from Guatemala, has just released a cookbook and signed copies will be available for purchase. A silent auction and raffles occur through the evening.

Immediately following, a DJ entices you to enjoy our after hour celebration hosted by Brancato’s Harvey’s in the main hall at Union Station with a cash bar from 10pm to Midnight. 

After Party 10-Midnight

Immediately following, a DJ entices you to enjoy our after hour celebration hosted by Brancato’s Harvey’s in the main hall at Union Station with a cash bar from 10pm to Midnight. 

The after party will include a DJ spinning Latin and American Pop and a dessert & coffee bar.

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Memories from Comida 2013, 2015 and 2016 updates…

>Follow this year’s event on Twitter & Instagram @comidakc #comidakc

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    30 West Pershing Road

    Thursday May 12th, 2016

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    Executive Chef/Owner, Michael Smith's & Extra Virgin

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