Comida KC Thursday April 23rd, 2020 @ Union Station
The CEO of KCP&L: Kansas City Power & Light, Terry Bassham and his wife Zulema Bassham have graciously accepted to serve as the Honorary Chairpersons for the 2020 Comida KC Board. They are already at the forefront of charitable and civic engagement in the Greater Kansas City area, serving on the boards of many civic, charitable and arts organizations; and spearheading cultural, charitable, educational and community improvement initiatives through these organizations.
They have contributed time, effort and money to campaigns and initiatives with Children’s Mercy Hospital, ArtsKC, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Urban Neighborhood Initiative, the Mattie Rhodes Center, Boys & Girls Clubs, Genesis School and others.
They have brought their charitable and civic spirit to Kansas City from El Paso, TX, where they met and married, and where they were also involved in numerous community initiatives. They were, and continue to be, greatly involved with programs and initiatives that directly impact the Latino community.
“It is a great honor to have such committed civic leaders serve as honorary chairpersons of Comida KC. We look forward to working with them, and making this event even better than previous editions” – Amarilis Valdez-Dempsey & Valerie Coyazo, Co-Chairs of Comida KC.
Comida KC is an annual event sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative, and benefitting the Latinos of Tomorrow (LOTs), Young Latino Professionals of Greater Kansas City and KC Bizfest that directly contribute to the professional and entrepreneurial development, growth and education of Latino youths and young adults in the Greater Kansas City area.
Comida is Kansas City’s first Culinary Arts event that showcases the cuisines of Latin America, Brazil, & Spain. The event includes visiting celebrity chefs, local chefs, restaurateurs, and cutting edge mixologists.
Comida educates the community about the diversity and variety of Latin cultures through unique cuisines, specialty cocktails, visual and performing arts.
Event proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative (GKCHC), a 501c3 organization.
Comida attracts over 800 guests including community leaders, professionals, and corporate sponsors from the Greater Kansas City region.
About the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative
The G.K.C. Hispanic Collaborative is a 501c3 charitable organization formed by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors to implement their youth and young adult development programs such as:
The programs are set-up in a seamless developmental pipeline to assist students starting in 8th grade level in junior high through high school completion and preparing them for college. It continues to assist students through any post-secondary certification, undergraduate and graduate/professional degree completion programs.
Thursday April 23rd ~ Comida 2020, 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.
Comida is an annual event sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative, and benefitting the Latinos of Tomorrow, Young Latino Professionals and KC BizFest that directly contribute to the professional and entrepreneurial development, growth and education of Latino youths and young adults in the Greater Kansas City area.
2020 Honorary Chairs: Terry Bassham, CEO of KCP&L & Mrs. Zulema Bassham
During the VIP reception you will get the opportunity to mingle with participating chef(s) in a more intimate setting before the main event begins.
This year’s Comida event will showcase 18 well-known local chefs, 1 visiting chef, 8 Mixologists from the Bartenders Guild of Kansas City – will be creating contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes and libations from a variety of Latin and Hispanic cultures.
Thank you for your support. Passports will be available at check-in with passport photo.
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UNION STATION 30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
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