Arriba Mexico! Latin American Cuisine Summit

¡Arriba Mexico! Latin American Cuisine Summit

This dynamic and unique event provides industry professionals, CIA students, high school students, and the general public opportunities to explore the different cuisines of Latin America. Previous conference programs were themed around the cuisine of el Norte (Northern Mexico), el Sur (Chile and Argentina), el Caribe (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba).

Arriba 2020 will celebrate the flavorful world of Latin American Street Food with a roster of renowned guest chefs demonstrating the techniques and ingredients to create authentic, yet innovative, delicious street food.

The three-day conference is created to appeal to different audiences:

  • Professionals—Two days are dedicated to our professional Latin American Cuisine Summit, which includes food and beverage presentations, interactive breakout sessions, culinary demonstrations, discussion panels, and creativity sessions with a concentration on regional flavor profiles and cuisines.
  • Students—High school and CIA students benefit from a day filled with demonstrations and informative presentations on the gastronomy and culture of the explored countries.

Don’t miss your chance to interact with and learn from an incredible collection of renowned chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders at The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio campus.

Registration will open soon!

If you are a foodservice professional or chef working for an independent or chain restaurant, a college or university dining program, a contract foodservice company, a hotel, cruise line, casino, or resort, a supermarket (prepared foods division), or if you are a culinary educator, you can register for Arriba: Latin American Street Foods.

If you work for a foodservice manufacturer or supplier, please contact Lee Ellen Kirk at 845-905-4274 ( for information on how you and your company can participate in Arriba Mexico, as general registration is not open to manufacturer/supplier representatives. We have many opportunities for sponsorship, which we would love to discuss with your organization. In order to produce programs like this, we need the support of organizations that recognize the value of these activities for the advancement of our industry.

The Latin American Cuisine Summit is approved for 1.1 continuing education units awarded by The Culinary Institute of America and 11.25 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for ACF certification.   

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ACF or the ACF Certification Program.


The Wyndham Garden Riverwalk is the official hotel of Arriba Mexico. To reserve your room please call 210-515-4555.

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