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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Rozzelle Court & Kirkwood Hall

Thursday, April 16

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Comida 2015

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Rozzelle Court & Kirkwood Hall
4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Thursday, April 16
VIP Champagne Reception Party
5:30pm -7:00pm General Admission 7:00pm-9:00pm

Comida 2015, is the 2nd Annual Latin Culinary Arts Experience.
Proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative.

Honorary Chef: Michael Smith. Comida showcases 12 chefs, 2 restaurateurs, and 8 Mixologists – all of which create contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes and libations from a variety of Latin cultures.
Cocktail Attire.Silent Auction. Offsite parking and shuttle service will be available as well as $8.00 valet parking.

A new addition to Comida 2015, the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City coordinating with the Chamber of the National Tequila Industry (CNIT) and the Mexican Mezcal Regulatory Quality Council (COMERCAM) will be sponsoring two tequila and two mezcal experts who will be offering several tastings, as well as information about its history and production process at a variety of locations throughout the metro area. A special tasting will be offered during the evening at Comida.

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Chefs

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Michael Smith

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

Michael Smith’s degree from the University of Southern Colorado may have been in psychology,but the culinary arts are where he is most

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Patrick Ryan

Executive Chef/Owner, Port Fonda

As executive chef/owner of Port Fonda, Patrick Ryan is at the forefront of the culinary revolution in Kansas City, Missouri. He takes a simple, ingredient-focused approach

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Patrick Parmentier

Patrick Parmentier entered the food and beverage industry in the 1970’s. Patrick graduated from L’Ecole

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Mario Galan

Chef, Avenues Bistro

Mario is from Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico and has been the Executive Chef at Avenues Bistro since August 2006.

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Jorge Rios

Chef

Nativo de La Piedad Michoacán Mexico inició su pasión por la cocina al lado de su Abuelita Laura Castañeda de Lares QEPD Ella le mostró los secretos y los sabores de la verdadera cocina mexicana

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Michael Smith

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

Michael Smith’s degree from the University of Southern Colorado may have been in psychology,but the culinary arts are where he is most

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Julio Juarez

Chef Julio Juarez, Tengo Sed Cantina

Chef Julio Juarez started his cooking experience when he was 10 years old working for the family catering business in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Jennifer Maloney

Executive Chef, Café Sebastienne

Jennifer Maloney uses fresh, seasonal ingredients and organic produce in her inventive menus.

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Carmen Cabia Garcia

Chef, El Tenedor

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

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Jonathan Nunez

Chef, Louie's Wine Dive

Chef Jonathan Nunez grew up in Honduras, his love of cooking came from important women in his life: his mother and grandmother

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Howard Hanna

Chef, The Rieger Hotel

Howard started working in restaurants while in high school in Manhattan, KS. Later he worked in some popular casual restaurants in Lawrence and Manhattan

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Jonathan Pye

Chef, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Born 1970, in Manchester, England Attended Kendal Culinary School, graduated 1989, started cooking as an apprentice in a 16th century hotel,

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Restaurants

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Teocali

Restaurant

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

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Empanada Madness

Restaurant

Authentic South American Cuisine.

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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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Andrew Olsen

Manager, Cleaver & Cork

Andrew Olsen began his profession 6 years ago, after completing a successful tour in the United States Marine Corp. Since then, he has work at numerous restaurants,

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Zac Snyder

Cleaver & Cork

Zac Snyder hails from the plains of western Kansas. His eclectic style of drink making has earned him notice in Kansas City.

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Ryan Rama

Cocobolos

Ryan began a long and rewarding career in bartending in 1997. He has worked in cocktail lounges, dive bars, and in some of Kansas City’s finest drinking destinations.

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Katy Wade

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Scott Tipton

Julep/Liquid Minded Concepts

Currently tends bar at the newly opened cocktail club Julep in Westport,

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Jeff Lichtenberger

Cocobolos

As a current member of the USBG & cocktail enthusiast, Jeff heads the Craft Cocktail program at Overland Park’s Cocobolos.

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Evan McConnell

Bartender, Local Pig

“After four years of experience in all three tiers of the liquor industry, Evan now tends the bar at local butcher shop Local Pig’s

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Brock Schulte

The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange

Brock Schulte was pre-medicine, pursuing his life-long goals in healthcare, when the Kansas City cocktail scene pulled him in.

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Pricing

Thursday, April 16 ~ Comida 2015, 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.

These programs include Bizfest, youth entrepreneurship workshop; Latinos of Tomorrow, continuing education program; and The Leadership Institute, dedicated to the professional development of young people entering the labor market.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will create the backdrop for this unique gala. The evening will feature Honorary Chef: Michael Smith and showcases 12 chefs, 2 restaurateurs, and 8 Mixologists – all of which create contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes and libations from a variety of Latin cultures. Cocktail Attire. Offsite parking and shuttle service will be available as well as $8.00 valet parking.

Silent Auction. Tequila & Mescal tasting.

Offsite parking and shuttle service will be available.

VIP Experience: SOLD OUT!
Main Event: $135.00

  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM VIP Champagne, Tequila, Mezcal Reception

    Hosted in Kirkwood Hall
    Apertivos provided by Michael Smith and Teocali
    Performances by Ensemble Ibérica and Tango Argentina.

  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM Main Comida Event

    Comida 2015, is the 2nd Annual Latin Culinary Arts Experience.
    Proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative.

    Honorary Chef: Michael Smith. Comida showcases 12 chefs, 2 restaurateurs, and 8 Mixologists – all of which create contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes and libations from a variety of Latin cultures.

PASSPORT

Comida Passport

Comida 2015, Chefs, Restaurants and Latin American Countries

COUNTRY

“Memories from Comida 2013 and more… #comidakc

>Follow this year’s event on @comidakc

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    Official Comida After Party at Zócalo!

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    Keep the party going with the Comida 2015 official after party celebration at Zócalo on its beautiful outdoor patio! Join us at the corner of Jefferson and W. 48th streets on The Country Club Plaza immediately following tonight’s event for complimentary appetizers and drink specials for all attending guests. Simply show your wristband at the door and follow the signs to let the after party begin! Drink specials include $3 Negro Modelo drafts and $5 Comida Cocktails, we’ll see you soon!

    Que siga la fiesta con  Comida 2015   fiesta oficial después de la celebración  en  Zócalo y su hermoso patio al aire libre! Únete a nosotros en la esquina de  Jefferson y W48th St. en El Country Club Plaza inmediatamente después de el evento de esta noche para aperitivos gratuitos y bebidas especiales para todos los invitados que asistieron. Simplemente muestre su pulsera en la puerta y siga las indicaciones para que la fiesta después comience! Bebidas especiales incluyen $ 3 Negro Modelo y $ 5 cócteles Comida  , nos vemos pronto!

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    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Rozzelle Court & Kirkwood Hall

    4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

    Thursday, April 16

    For ticket information please send us a message or call the Hispanic Chamber offices at 816-472-6767.

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