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Comida - A World Tour of Latin Flavors

Comida 2013 – A World Tour of Latin Flavors

First annual event to benefit Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater KC


 The first annual Comida event will be held Wednesday, May 1 at the Rozelle Court within the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This historic Kansas City venue will create an entertaining and unique Spanish backdrop for the gala benefiting the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and will feature Latin musicians and performers along with reinterpretations of traditional dishes and libations from a variety of Latin American and Hispanic countries.


Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez of Food Network fame and owner/creator of Mestizo in Leawood will be an honorary co-chair of the event along with local chef Michael Smith of restaurants Extra Virgin and Michael Smith in Kansas City. Gerry Lopez, CEO of AMC Entertainment, will also serve as an honorary co-chair. Chefs Sánchez and Smith will sample food from their restaurants at the event.


Other participating chefs include: Colby and Megan Garrelts of Bluestem and RYE; Jennifer Maloney of Café Sebastienne; Patrick Ryan of Port Fonda; Sam Silvio of Em Chamas; and Mark Kelpe, owner of McCoy’s, Foundary, and Beer Kitchen. There will also be eight mixologists from area restaurants that will delight guests with an assortment of custom specialty cocktails.


Comida 2013 – A World Tour of Latin Flavors is a black-tie event and will begin at 5 p.m. on May 1 with a VIP patron/sponsor cocktail reception for $350/couple. General attendees can obtain their “passport” to the main event by purchasing tickets for $125 each via the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce website at The main event will be from 7-10 p.m.

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