Chef Guillermo Pernot - Cuba Libre, 10 S. 2nd Street, (215) 627-0666, cubalibrerestaurant.com
A two time James Beard Award winner, Pernot is among the country’s most prominent Latino chefs. Born in Argentina, he previously led the kitchen at Gloria Estefan’s Allioli in Miami’s South Beach and owned and operated ¡Pasión!, a groundbreaking Center City restaurant credited with bringing modern Latin cooking to the city. In addition to overseeing four Cuba Libre locations—in Philly, Atlantic City, DC and Orlando—Pernot is the founder of a unique culinary series that brings the best chefs in Havana to Cuba Libre locations for one-of-a-kind guest dinners. He’s also a member of the American Chef Corps, which has brought him to countries like Honduras to educate local farmers and chefs on sustainable agricultural practices.
Philadelphia's Latino Chefs & restaurateurs - Philly's national reputation as a thriving, open-to-all city extends to its flourishing culinary scene, which features a multitude of executive chefs of Latin descent. From nationally renowned luminaries with multiple successful restaurants (Jose Garces, Guillermo Pernot) to upstarts making a solid name for themselves here (Jezabel Careaga, Adan Trinidad, Cristina Martinez), these talented chefs come from all over Latin America, the Caribbean and South America, bringing a highly diverse set of flavors and traditions to the communal table
7 Facts About Philadelphia's Latino Community - Philly honors Hispanic Culture thought the year with food, fun and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.Thought the year, arts and culture lovers have more to look forward to: the such as last years opening of the El Corazon Cultural Center in El Centro de Oro and the North American debut of the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.