Chef Reinaldo Alfonso - Jones, 700 Chestnut Street, (215) 223-5663, jones-restaurant.com
Chef Jose Garces and served as the chef de cuisine of Chez Philippe in Memphis’ Peabody Hotel, infusing the local cuisine with Latin flair to create a style he called “Nuevo Southern.” In the Stephen Starr orbit since 2010, Alfonso, a veteran of Alma de Cuba and the original Continental, currently runs the ship at Jones, Starr’s popular American comfort food concept in the Historic District.Born in Costa Rica to Cuban parents and raised in Miami, Alfonso leans on his diverse heritage to bring a new perspective to the kitchen. A veteran of high-end South Florida restaurants, Alfonso has also worked for
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.