Hispanic Restaurant Association’s 2022 Hispanic Top Chef

The Latin fine foods culinary event of the year that will feature chefs from across the U.S.

Photography provided by Alan Castillo

Hispanic Top Chef is the Latin fine foods culinary event of the year that will feature chefs from across the U.S. who will compete. The judges include Pablo Aya, once the Executive Chef of Master Chef Mexico; Manny Barella, James Beard Award nominee, 5280 Editor’s Choice Top of the Town Chef for 2022 and Executive Chef at Denver’s Bellota which is located at the Source Hotel; and Dana Rodriguez, James Beard Award nominee and Denver-based restaurant owner/executive chef. Betty Vazquez, of Master Chef Mexico fame and one of the most well-known judges in Latin America will be an honorary judge. The event will feature food tastings from other Hispanic Top chefs along with wine, mezcal and tequila tasting. Tickets are $65 per person. VIP tickets are $125 a person and includes a special meet and greet with some of the chefs on the roof overlooking the Denver skyline with some special tapas and cocktails. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the HRA. This is the second year HRA has hosted this event. Click here to purchase tickets.

“This event provides a platform for the Hispanic chef and for us to educate the public about their talents,” said John Jaramillo, co-founder of the HRA. “Latinos make up a majority of the restaurant community and are considered to be the backbone of the food service industry, particularly the labor or back of the house. We are here to give them a voice and get them out of the shadows and into leadership roles.”


About Hispanic Restaurant Association

Established in 2021, the Hispanic Restaurant Association advocates on behalf of and educates the Hispanic restauranteur to effectively and efficiently open and operate their restaurant(s). Its vision is to educate and elevate the Hispanic community across a multi-generational spectrum. The HRA has developed a comprehensive set of events, educational tools, media platforms and a leadership model to begin a national effort in lowering barriers to advancement. Industry and community support of its events is a key component to driving the overall success of the mission and vision of the HRA. For more information, Click here.


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