Texas Border Business
McALLEN, Tx – The Culinary Arts Program at South Texas College, in partnership with the STC Library, will be hosting world renowned chef and filmmaker Adán Medrano on the program’s virtual cooking show, “The Cooking Spot” on May 5th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Chef Medrano will present a live talk and cooking demonstration for visitors.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be conducted through Zoom. To join on the day of the event please see the link below.
Zoom Meeting ID: 977 2947 1699
Medrano is a Chef and Food Writer, author of “Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage In Recipes” – aBook Of The Year Finalist by Foreword Reviews.
He spent 23 years travelling and working throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia where he came to recognize the importance of food and culinary traditions in society.
Chef Medrano is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and began his professional work in established restaurant kitchens including fine dining at “Restaurant Ten Bogaerde” in Belgium, and volunteering as the Chef of Houston’s Casa Juan Diego, a shelter for homeless persons.
He has lectured about food & culture at academic institutions, including Harvard University Coop, Colorado College, Culinary Institute of America, and Northeastern University, and has showcased his recipes at national gatherings of the National Association of Latino Arts And Cultures, at Brennan’s restaurant in Houston, at “Nao,” the CIA restaurant in San Antonio, and at the American Book Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Chef Medrano is also an award-winning filmmaker and holds a Master of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1976 he founded the San Antonio CineFestival, the first and now longest-running Latino film festival in the USA.