Latin American Cuisine Summit

Hybrid Summit: Live in San Antonio and Virtual

Prepare to be immersed in the traditions and flavors of Latin America, as guest chefs and culinary experts showcase the ingredients and techniques of various Latin American countries. This year’s focus—live fire cooking.

Experience three days of food and beverage presentations, interactive breakout sessions, culinary demonstrations, insightful panel discussions, and more. Foodservice professionals will take home inspiration, culinary strategies, and recipes to help boost their bottom line.

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Offered both live, at the CIA San Antonio, and virtually this year.

Last year’s Latin American Cuisine Summit focused on the street foods from various regions. Watch videos from the 2020 summit here, or scroll to find videos below.



If you are a foodservice professional or chef working with an independent or chain restaurant; college/university dining program or K-12 school food; contract foodservice company; hotel, cruise line, casino, resort, or club; supermarket, grocery, or convenience store (prepared foods division); corporate dining (B&I); not-for-profits; ghost kitchen or pop-up venue; private chefs or caterers; or, if you are a culinary educator, you can register for the Latin American Cuisine Summit.

If you represent a foodservice manufacturer or supplier, please contact Lee Ellen Kirk ( to review sponsorship opportunities, which allow participation in this Summit.


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2020 Latin Summit Discussion: The Future of Mexican Trends, and Most Influential Latin American Cuisines


 Chef Alejandro Gutierrez’s Cooking Demonstration


 Chef Beto Villarreal Cooking Demonstration


 Chef Josue Villalvazo Cooking Demonstration


 Chef Beto Lanz Cooking Demonstration


 Chef Chuy Elizondo Martínez Corona Cooking Demonstration


 Texas Beef Council Chef Robert Hale Cooking Demonstration


 Cook Along Demo with CIA Chef Sofia Sada Cervantes


 Chef Cecy Gonzalez Cooking Demonstration


 Chef Juan Emilio Villaseñor Cooking Demonstration


 Trends and Insights Presentation by Mike Kostyo from Datassential


 McCormick For Chefs Ricardo Mejía Morales


 Rick Bayless Makes Mussels a la Mexicana


 Rick Bayless Makes Salsa Macha Scallop Tostada


 Rick Bayless Makes Piedrazo Salad


 Rick Bayless Makes Oaxacan Pasilla Salsa with Cheese Tostada