Chefs from Arizona and Mexico took center stage as they incorporated the flavors of produce from Nogales at the event, “1st Culinary Showcase - Top dishes out of Mexico’s top produce.”
In order to highlight the importance of Nogales, Arizona, as the main gateway of the Mexican produce in the U.S. and our shared cultural heritage, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, invited the community to this first-ever culinary showcase.
The event took place at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa located in Tubac, Arizona, on Friday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 150 people participated in this celebration.
“This event is an exciting addition to the 48th Nogales Produce Convention, a gathering that traditionally marks the beginning of what we expect to be a great season for fresh produce coming from Mexico,” said Lance Jungmeyer, president of FPAA.
“We are very happy to be working together with the Mexican consulate as we both understand the importance of collaboration and good relations for the economics of our area and the culture that we share and embrace,” Jungmeyer added.
More than nine chefs, some from Mexico and others from the U.S., (Nogales, Rio Rico and Tubac).