Hispanic Heritage Month
Introducing the Nissan Flavor Garage
September 14th, 2022
This Hispanic Heritage Month, Nissan celebrates and recognizes the history, culture and influence of Hispanic Americans. That's why we decided to bring together three talented chefs from the Latino community to our Nissan Flavor Garage, so they can show us that with creativity, collaboration, community and passion, you can create new flavors and open new culinary paths.
Venezuelan chef based in Los Angeles. Her signature dish is arepas in all unique and eclectic variations. Mercedes has a restaurant in the local Farmers Market. She is known in the community for her unconditional support of the Latino farmers in the area, from whom she buys her products to prepare her delicious Venezuelan arepas.
Afro-Caribbean chef, with Puerto Rican roots, specializes in what many call today “slow food”, which consists of fresh, locally harvested, ingredients and proteins gathered from the sea. Digby has worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in the Caribbean and is also a community leader working closely with World Central Kitchen and other aid organizations.
Chef with Guatemalan-Mexican roots, based in Los Angeles, specializes in combining recipes of Indigenous origin with traditional recipes to give a healthy and modern twist to his dishes. Jonathan collaborates with his community through food programs for lower income families in Downtown Los Angeles.
Creativity, collaboration, and community
The Nissan Flavor Garage
Celebrate the flavors of Hispanic Heritage Month and learn how to create delicious Latino dishes with rich and bold flavors in the Nissan Flavor Garage.
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