Front of the House® x Hispanic Heritage Month
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Celebrated between September 15th through October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month is a remembrance of the many contributions brought to America from Mexico, Central America, South America, Spain, and Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean.
Established by President Johnson in 1968, the celebration of Hispanic heritage was initially a weeklong tribute recognizing the Independence Day of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Over the next 20 years, as the pride and mix of cultures became more and more prominent in the United States, President Reagan extended the observance into a month-long celebration.
As we look back and reflect on how far the history and recognition of Hispanics have come, we [FOH®] cannot help but feel fortunate and grateful to thrive amongst such rich diversity in our very own Headquarters in the heart of Miami, FL. Known as the melting pot of the world, Miami’s diverse influence of Hispanics ranges from South Beach to Calle Ocho, and MIMO through all of Hialeah. We understand and appreciate the impactful role Hispanic cultures actively play in our inspiration and design. The study of different cultures and traditions has broadened our knowledge, humbled our hearts, and given us the ability to relate to other customs and cultures. Through these learnings, we have been able to better serve our customers and bring the WOW Factor into our products as a global solutions partner.
As a minority-owned business, we respect and appreciate the diversity and inclusivity of all ages, genders, and skin colors that help shape our community of thinkers and doers in the foodservice and hospitality industry. We celebrate our heritage through the unique design, choice of color, and texture of all our products and we are honored to continuously work with the dynamic voices of the top Hispanic/Latinx celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs in our industry like:
Chef Aquiles Chavez of @Sotero
Specialty: Mexican avant-garde cuisine
Tabasqueño by birth, and is chef by conviction, Chef Aquiles Chavez is a chef who came to change many ideas about what it is to be a chef in the 21st century. Chef fully expresses the idea of seeing chefs as rockstars given his characteristic mustache and disheveled style.
Aquiles did his studies at the Superior College of Gastronomy; his most recent project: “Sotero” in Pachuca, Hidalgo; a seasonal interactive concept restaurant that combines practices such as raising farm animals, irrigation techniques, planting and working with the community.
Check out our IGTV for our interview with him.
Chef Antonio Bachour of @Bachour
Homeland: Puerto Rico
Chef Antonio Bachour grew up in Puerto Rico and was hooked on pastry from a young age, honing his trade in Puerto Rico before moving stateside in Miami in 2001. He would later train in France with renowned chef Philippe Givre at L’Ecole Valrhona and in that same year named “Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America”.
Bachour’s local and international fame was cemented during his tenure at the Bal Harbour St. Regis where he was Executive Pastry Chef from 2011 until 2016. His hyper-creative desserts have been featured in various prestigious pastry publications, such as, So Good Magainze, Dulcypas, Saber y Sabor (Spain), Starchefs, Gourmet Magazine, Dessert Professional, Pastry Art & Design, and National Culinary Review.
Chef now teaches pastry around the world while working on his flagship store which opened in Coral Gables, FL in the spring of 2019.
Chef Adrianne Calvo @ChefAdriannesVineyard
Homeland: United States
Specialty: Refined New American Cuisine inspired by Wine Country
This Cuban American is known for her maximum flavor creations, Chef Adrianne Calvo is an acclaimed chef, author, television personality, YouTube host, and restauranter. Calvo received her Bachelor of Arts at Johnson & Wales University and is in the process of earning her Master of Business from Harvard Business School.
She was inspired at just 22 years old to open her namesake restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar, and it quickly grew popularity being awarded Best Restaurant by Miami New Times Readers Choice Awards, while also being named Zagat’s 15 Most Unique Restaurants, AND – 17 Most Important Restaurants in Miami by Thrillist!
Now, this type of influence should always be (FRONT) of the House, don’t you agree?