LatinoFoodie highlights cultural trends in food and beverage. We have quickly become a source for foodies to come to for our original and adapted recipes, the latest in product reviews, calendar of food events, and cultural capsules educating our readers about the history of food and dishes.
Co-Founder, Lead Recipe Developer
My keen interest in food led me to enroll in Le Cordon Bleu, Hollywood campus, in 2009. As a recent graduate, my once sloppy aptitude for eating has evolved into a flair for flavor, and a passion for pleasing the palate. I’ve spent my time honing my culinary skills in the kitchens of LCB and working with renowned food stylist and recipe tester, Rochelle Palermo. Working in a test kitchen has allowed me to explore the wide range of cooking: from working out of a truck for internet webisodes to cooking alongside celebrity chefs to filming a TV pilot. But the palate never rests, and my nose is eager to sniff out my next culinary adventure.Stephen Chavez
Co-Founder and Editor
Food is one of my deepest passions in life. Unlike Art’s professional training, I learned about traditional Mexican cooking from my mom. While my brothers were playing sports outside, I played “sous chef” learning from my mom how to create delicious meals with whatever she had in her refrigerator or pantry. Luckily, this keen interest and passion for food led me to spend more than 20 years helping major U.S. food and beverage companies connect to Latino families.Norma Vega, Contributing Writer and Editor
Norma provides LatinoFoodie with educational cultural capsules from the Latin food world. From her extensive travels throughout Mexico, Spain and South America, and studies of Latin cultures and literature, Norma offers readers historical perspectives and insight into the social/economic impact that the food and beverage industry has had over time and especially on today’s society. Earning her doctorate at UCLA, Norma is a full-time professor at East Los Angeles College.