Please see these additional WCCC presentations in the teacher education section:

THE IMPACT OF TAKING LESSON PLANS OUTSIDE
IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
A LOOK AT TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICES: WAYS EDUCATORS CAN HELP RECOVERY.

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Track 14A - Oral Presentation

SAVORY LATIN APPETIZERS AND TAPAS: IS GRAND JUNCTION POISED FOR A NEW LATIN RESTAURANT?

Presenter(s): Jose Velez

Faculty sponsor(s): Wayne Smith

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The purpose of this cooking demonstration is to not only share the presenter’s acquired culinary skills and knowledge, but to also demonstrate and allow attendees to taste test and vote on different appetizers and tapas with a strong Latin culinary influence. Grand Junction is an amazing city with much diversity and culture; however, our Latin food is mostly influenced by Americanized Mexican flavors and no other variety. Is there a market for more traditional Latin dishes originating from places like Puerto Rico, Panama, Argentina, Honduras, and others? During this demonstration, Jose Velez, a culinary student will introduce several appetizers and tapas with flavors and spices not typically found in Western Colorado. Guests will be able to sample and judge on different appetizers that perhaps will make it to market in this area. In essence, guests will be able to contribute to menu research. The data and information gathered from this market research will be influential on which of these dishes to introduce in a new Latin restaurant. It is expected that the audience will like most, if not all appetizers and tapas due to the new flavors and cooking techniques.