Cocina de las Americas: 2010 Paella Cook-Off

March 4, 2010

Mission Restaurant Supply Supports the Culinary Community

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Paella Mission Restaurant Supply is a proud sponsor of Cocina de las Americas: 2010 Paella Cook-off Presented by H-E-B. This event is a charity event and proceeds will go toward scholarships for culinary students at CIA San Antonio.

What to Look Forward To

Chefs from all over the country and Latin America will be participating in an “Iron Chef” style competition at the Pearl Brewery on March 14, 2010.

“I’m honored that my friends and fellow chefs from around the country and Latin America will join me in bringing a level of culinary prestige to San Antonio and highlight not only its rich culinary landscape but the CIA’s newest campus,” said Chef Johnny, executive chef of True Flavors. “…one of my goals has been to develop a culinary event that will benefit aspiring local chefs who face touch social and economic hardships.” Chef Johnny
Guests at the event will get to try the famous Spanish dish of paella, as well as hams and cheeses from Spain, delicious wines, and a number of different tapas that will be made by San Antonio chefs and CIA San Antonio students. Those in attendance will also be able to enjoy live music and entertainment during the event.

Ticket Sales

Tickets for the event will be sold online for $40 (21+) and $20 (21 and under). Tickets will also be sold at the door for $50 each.

Chefs Competing in Cook-Off

Local chefs that will be competing:

- Bruce Auden (Auden’s Kitchen & Biga on the Banks)

- James Sanchez (Acenar)

- Jason Dady (Bin 555)

- Andrew Weissman (il Sogno)

- Josh Cross (Oloroso)

- Renee Fernandez (Azuca)

Other chefs that will be competing:

- Roberto Santibanez (Truly Mexican, NYC)

- Waldy Malouf (Beacon Restaurant, NYC)

- Rick Moonen (Mandalay Bay, NV)

- Jhojans Priego (Villarica, Veracruz, MX)

- Ben Ford (Fords Filling Station, LA)

- Jeffery Axell (Grand Hyatt, TX)

- Smoky Waters (Taco Cabana, TX)

- Brian West (Las Ramblas, TX)

- Jeff Balfour (Hotel Valencia, TX)

For directions to the Pearl Brewery, look here:

For more information about CIA San Antonio:

For more information on the event email us at:

Hope to see you there! Come support the culinary community and students of San Antonio!

What: 2010 Paella Cook-Off Presented by H-E-B

When: March 14, 2010, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Pearl Brewery

Price: $40 (21+ presale), $20 (21 and under presale), & $50/person at the door

2 Responses to Cocina de las Americas: 2010 Paella Cook-Off

  1. December 22, 2010 at 3:33 am

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  2. Ed
    January 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

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